When 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”.
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?!