I’ve been getting really distracted all week and having trouble focusing on the writing. There are a lot of good things going on for me and some of my friends, and we’re busy brainstorming new ideas and talking about how awesome the year is going to be. Which is great, but if that’s all we do, the year won’t be so awesome. So Thursday evening I grabbed my notebook and went to Barnes and Noble. I switched my phone to airplane mode so I could still listen to music but not receive any texts or emails or anything else distracting. And I got down to business.
The night ended with me writing the first page of Deceived. It’s barely started, but one page is infinitely better than none. I could have spent countless amounts of time fleshing out the outline, but I realized with the way I work, it was better for me to stop where it was, and just start writing. I was trying different methods of outlining, and realized I was writing mostly the same stuff in different formats. Now that I have the first page down, I won’t be so tempted to go back to brainstorming and outlining. Next time I sit down with it I’ll be ready to continue writing the story.
I’m also going to start experimenting with Pinterest. I have some boards up there of home improvement ideas, cute animals and such, but I want to see how I can use it with my writing. I created boards for writing tips, writing quotes, business ideas, and one for my writing progress. There I plan to post brief updates and maybe blurry photos of my writing progress and process. In fact, if you head over there right now you can get a tiny sneak peak at chapter one of Deceived! Let me know what you think, but please be kind – it’s a work in progress.