I am sure you have noticed that over that last few weeks my posts have become few and far between.
Well, I have been focusing most of my time and energy working on my first mystery novel. I have never sat myself down for an extended period of time to write, so this process is very new to me. What I thought would take hours has taken days and what I thought would take days has taken weeks, but thank goodness for Scrivener. It has totally saved me!
Though I am frustrated, I am also very pleased with my process. I have finally hammered down my main characters, though my secondary ones are still coming to fruition, and I have completed my first chapter. Yay! But, I have a LONG way to go.
I have given myself until the end of the year to complete my book. So, as of today that is 7 months, 2 weeks, and 6 days. That might sound like a lot of time, but it really isn’t.
Unfortunately, everything else that I used to do in my free time has suffered. I have not crafted in almost a month, and I don’t see this trend changing anytime soon.
Having said all of this, I might not be around much for the next 7 months, 2 weeks, and 6 days. I will continue to post Classic Movie Monday posts as it is part of my 40 by 40 list, but crafting will be taking a back seat, for now. I might pop in from time to time with a craft project or two, or I might not. I’ll just have to see how the writing process goes.
I have set up a Twitter account for my writing, pretty much for me to keep track of how the book is coming along. If you’d like to see how things are going, please add me to your list. I am also working on an author website. The name for now is Melissa’s Writing, at least until I decide on my pen name. From what I’ve read, even unpublished authors need to get their name in cyberspace!
So, I just wanted to let everyone know where I’ve been and where I’ll be. As I get some spare time I’ll be popping by your blogs and websites to see what crafty goodness you are making.