Hey. I am in the middle of WRITING, so this will be brief. I just wanted to pop in and share the song that’s been playing in the back of my head all day. It’s a beautiful, brief song, just aching at the seams with yearning and regret and trying. Right now I’m writing the chapters where my MCs Mirelle and Toby are finally together and gah, it’s so painful and happy and sweet.
*Note that I wrote those chapters already. I didn’t like them. Instead of being painful and happy-crush and sweet, they were all, awkward and angry and tense. So I scrapped them (mostly) and am starting over (mostly) and am writing in these delicious little blobs that mean I daydream about Shutterbug all day at work, and come home to write at night. Which is slow. But working.
//End novel update. Back to the song. If you need something to just shut your eyes and listen to, and possibly even shake new emotion loose, this is the one.
My tears are becoming the sea, lyrics
I’m slowly drifting to
The stars and the planets
Are calling me
A billion years away
I’m on my way
Hello world. How have you all been? It’s been nasty and rainy here, and I’ve had a dog of a time getting my internet to play nicely. But on the flip side I have been doing a LOT of writing (yay!) both in SHUTTERBUG, and another novel that has been percolating for ages. Which, naughty, I know. In this case alternating between stories seems to spur me on even further, so for now I’m going with it.
And of course if I’m writing, you know what that means. Pinterest. Big time.
Here’s just a few of my favorite pins from the last week or so. If you have a Pinterest, feel free to link back into it in the comments! I love finding other writers with cool story boards, inspiration boards, etc. You can always follow me too, of course, for more similar perusing 🙂 I’m ThisCreativeA and I do a ton of storyboarding on there!
Without further ado. The pictures. *Le happy sigh*
New favorite song on my Shutterbug playlist. I can just listen to this over and over…
We can never go home
We no longer have one
I’ll help you carry the load
I’ll carry you in my arms
The kiss of the snow
The cresent moon above us
Our blood is cold and we’re alone
But I’m alone with you
Hello, world! As I write this post, I’m lying on a blanket amongst the lush green grass classic of New York…and I’m totally, 100% sick. Headache. Cough. Stuffy nose. Constant napping.
I’m pretty much useless.
But hey! A girl can still listen to Writing Excuses and blog about her misfortunes, right?
Actually, the only thing I’m much good at right now is the listening to Writing Excuses bit; my brain can’t seem to hold onto thoughts long enough to blog concisely about much of anything. (Case in point: I just tried to spell concisely as “concisively,” and then had to double-check my spelling on “concise” before I figured it out. Bleh!)
And the thing is, I had this whole post I’d been working on! Where, you know, I announced that I’d successively (succise-vly?) moved back to New York, that Things Were Happening, that I was Writing Again, all that jazz. And I really wanted to launch a couple new regular posts, like maybe a weekly Pinterest inspiration thing and possibly even a What’s Up Wednesday. Goodness knows I should be back to blogging by now. It’s been three weeks!
But meh. There was an awful lot of catching up to do in those three weeks. Besties to hang with. Boxes to unpack and shove into corners for organization later. Gardens to play in. (Honesty moment: my garden is about the only thing I’ve really caught up on. It’s gorgeous and half-mulched and yayyy.)
I wanted to blog about all the things, because I know I’m behind, but it’s just not happening in my sick-muddled state. Real posts coming soon. I can’t wait to catch up, to stop being sick, to get to play more in this weather, and get back to writing. But for now…
Here’s some Pinterest inspiration.
Tee hee ❤