winner’s certificate nanowrimo nov 25 2011 Grammy’s Magic Space Ship Author Linda Randall Twitter @theideagirl
the idea girl says
I know it feels really WEIRD not to be writing a NOVEL for NANOWRIMO this month.
I started back in 2008 and stopped in 2013.
I sold my computer, and used the money to buy furniture 🙂
Then I burned all my paper copies of my manuscript to make room in my storage area.
Then to my dismay, while transferring files, I lost 25,000 documents on a flash drive…
sucks to be me, so that’s why I am not writing anything this year.
I took a one year sabattical from working on novels, screen plays and other computer related projects.
I took a break from photography video blogging, because I’ve lost all my movies, and photos that I took for the past 5 years, over 20,000 documents, gone.
It still STINGS!
People ask, why didn’t you make two copies.. I did and both got lost due to viruses on pcs.
So there you have it.
Now the funny thing is this.
I stopped writing because editing the manuscript was too difficult for me.
I met a lady who has offered to do my editing? LOL
Is the universe trying to tell me something or what?
Everything’s changed, my career goals as a volunteer blogger, still seem to be in action though.
I gave it up and stopped doing it.
guess what happens?
Someone comes along that needs my help.
To set up a new website for them and to blog about where it’s located.
hmmmm I guess my blogging days are not numbered as I thought.
I’m even getting that niggling feeling to write again.
In the past people who read my manuscripts said they were confusing.
Looped thoughts, and sentences and paragraphs being repeated several times.
The good news is, I’m getting help now for it!
I was on a waiting list for a year.
Went in for assessment October 2014 and I’m accepted.
Problem is I live an hour away and I wont drive in winter time (fears from previous car accidents hinder me)
So they have put me on a NEW waiting list for a closer city to my small town. LOL
Suits me fine!
I am going to book my writing and speech therapy for the spring 2015.
I want that to be in action before I write a novel, or do a public presentation.
I’ve had issues trying to talk in public when there’s a number of people.
I get nervous and my brain decides it’s going to flip my thoughts backwards, sidewards and every which way causing me to talk in a jumbled sort of way. (embarrassing if you are trying to order food or talk to strangers!)
So i’m happy to report, I will finally get help for it.
Not sure if it will CURE it (that would be a blessing) but if I can learn to put my thoughts in an easier way, that would help loads for writing.
The main criticism for my novels, too many characters, and too many things going on.
I have to go from about 100 characters down to 3 or 4???? SAY WHAT!!!!!
I guess being a Gemini you like different things, changes constantly in your personal and work life.
So i was doing that in the novels.
Now I see the error of my ways.
I’ll have to figure out how to reduce that to four characters.
Maybe I should start writing short stories, so that I can work on developing characters with a small attention span.
I still have it in my heart to do my magical books again.
I remember those characters because they are REAL to me in my heart, mind and dreams.
the Koli – the panda and Grammy stories.. I can remember plots but I have forgotten all the characters names.
I am looking to get myself a cheap laptop and start writing again next spring, after the therapy begins.
Hoping they can help me focus on the writing, because I’ve signed up for speech and writing therapy….
in the meantime I’ll blog from time to time, to let you know what projects I’m doing.
Harry and I are going to plan a new video blogging experience that will help millions of travellers enjoy a holiday with…. I won’t say 🙂
I’ll let you know once we start filming.
I have to do some research and save my pennies for that camera that uploads directly to youtube.
I think my cell phone does but I HATE the camera on it, I have trouble focusing it properly… seems to be my malady no matter what camera I use, same issue.. BLURRY pics!
even with “PET” options and “movement” options I still have an issue with the camera
maybe it’s worn out from taking over 10,000 photos! 😉