One of the things I have set out to do with my initiative for “Next365” is to accomplish my goal of writing a novel. It’s been something I’ve been toying with for some time now. I’ve had characters dancing in my head for years but not sure how I wanted to get them out. I’ve always had a passion for writing but never really acted on it. I would do blog posts (this is my 4th attempt at a blog…) and then life would happen and I would never come back to it. I want to make sure I see this to fruition. I’m in the early stages of outlining the novel and character building. I’m such a visual person so I was able to get an artist to do a render of my protagonist.
This process of going back and forth and getting her (yes it’s a heroine) ‘look’ just write was important to me. I want this character to be one that my daughter can be proud of. While I don’t want to reveal too much at this embryonic stage the genre is something close to my heart and I hope it will be a book that my family and friends will be proud of. While I’m writing this book I don’t plan to take a sabbatical from this blog. If anything this blog will be used to get other thoughts out of my mind that may clog my creativity. And plus — who doesn’t like cute baby pictures?
This week has thrown a few roadblocks in the way. While fleshing out my ideas MiMo came down with a brutal cold that takes her from congested to runny nose to low grade fever. She’s just a miserable little human. I take this as a good thing because I will need to learn how to balance my writing with the rest of my life. While I’m adding an something else to do during the day nothing else has fallen off the list. This kid is amazing — I can’t begin to verbalize how awesome she is. I hate when she’s sick but I guess that’s a parent thing.
The hard work is beginning now to push through. And do I need to mention it’s fantasy football season?! The work never end.