Thursday, June 01, 2006

This week so far

Writing, thinking, writing, thinking. Good chat Tuesday with my editor over some story points. I was going to run out of runway before the story was finished, so I wanted to delete some ideas. She agreed.

Had a lovely time Monday afternoon at the Sun Shoppe with Mark Mynheir and Davis Bunn. We talked about Davis' shark bit and healing process. He's doing well, praise the Lord, and of course, talked about writing.

Tony is at kid's camp so I've tried to be focsed, but I'm approaching this book with too much intimidation. I'm at peace, most of the time, but it's like I'm afraid I'm geting it all wrong. I'm trying not to compare myself to others who are doing so well, but just focus on my story and my writing.

I've done more research, too, on the record business which gives me ideas but not quite sure yet how to fold them in.

Perhaps you've heard me say how many balls are in the air while creating a story: characterization, timing, pacing, tension, conflict, dialog, theme, structure, style-voice, the writing itself.

"To backstory or not to backstory. To use speaker attributes or not to use speaker attributes. Those are two of the so many questions."

So, I just forget it all and press my fingers to the key and hope that somehow the emotion in my heart and the story in my head somehow makes it to the page.

Grace and peace.


Ame said...

gosh ... i am SO not a writer! when i read your posts like this my insides tie into knots!!! SO glad there are those of you who love to write for the rest of us!!!

Heather Diane Tipton said...

wait... you're supposed to have that many balls in the air?? oops... maybe that's my problem. :o)

You can do it Rachel!! Rah rah rah and all that :-)