Smelling the Roses Makes Me… Joyful, Joyful…

coffeeWhen I sat down to begin writing my weekly author’s blog this morning, I realized that thus far in my current novel, Joyful, Joyful, that I’m writing with some kind of urgency, or perhaps a frenetic necessity to get it accomplished and released. To the point that I am not writing with any particular “joyfulness”.

Joyful Joyful (cover tiny)So, at least for today, I am going to do something different. While I may not be “smelling any roses”, I am taking the time to sit (with my morning mocha latte) and read through the whole novel thus far. I am seeking to read the story thus far with “first time eyes”.

Why would I slow down and do this, when I have the opportunity today to get a massive amount of actual writing done instead? Believe it or not, I have an answer to that.

This story is a romantic love story… or at least I hope that is what it’ll be. That means that I want readers to experience vicarious emotions fully, whether they’re ones of hatred, anger, confusion,¬†attraction or love. I want readers to be able to enjoy fully what each character is feeling, and understand why they do or say what they do or say.

That’s a pretty tall order, isn’t it?!

Well, this may be the first and last time I take the time to sit and enjoy my own story, but good or bad… here goes nothin’… or hopefully, something wonderful?!

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