Thursday, June 30, 2011

Aliens snatched my brain!

I've been locked away in my writing cave, finishing up Blogtastic #3. I'm having a blast writing SECRETS. It's so fun to take your MC out of their normal setting and putting them into unfamiliar situations. You never know what will happen! So far I have:

A secret mystery cabin
Wild rabid animals
Ghost stories
Prank wars
Food fights
Accidents, chaos, and hysteria
And of course, lots and lots of secrets!

And that's only part of it! I have no idea if all this will make the final cut, but I'm learning so much more about my MC. I'm learning that she hates being in difficult situations and well...she's kind of mad at me at the moment since I totally embarrassed her in front of a cute guy. But being a tween isn't supposed to be easy, right?

Do you like pushing your MC beyond the norm?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Up Close & Personal

I've been going through a tough time recently. One of the most trying times I've faced. Instead of knowing exactly where I'm headed and what I can rely on,  I'm totally uncertain. I'm hanging tight, trying to hold on, without a security net below. Not having that security took away a lot of my motivation for, well, most everything. 

The straight path I was on now curves just enough so I can't see what's ahead. That, for me, is the most frightening thing. It took awhile to get the "what if's" out of my head, knowing I can't control every situation so it does little to worry and stress over it. It's taking away time from everything that matters most, namely my family.

My husband is the best, supportive hubby in the world. He kicked me out of the house to write. After me whining about how I didn't want to leave the house, he told me to stop moping and kick some writing butt. Afterall, i'm on a deadline and really need to finish up soon.

So I did, and that was the start of me feeling like i'm returning to my normal self, excited about writing, excited about small things that didn't seem to matter before. I have to keep in mind everything happens for a reason and even though I may never know what the reason is, I must have faith and believe it will all work out in the end.

Oh, and chocolate definitely helps too!

What helps you deal with difficult situations?