Since this is a "Author's Blog"....I suppose I should write about something "Author-ey".....right?
(and yes, I realize Author-ey is not a word)
this is a bad sign isn't it?!
Oh, well, in "writing news" I can tell you that as of like 15 minutes ago, I think I FINALLY found my ending to book #3! And what a relief that is, because I've been beating my head against a wall trying to find "THE" ending.
I say "THE" ending, because not just any ending will do.....you ever read a book, and it's good, it's got you in its grip, and then, there's just this anti-climactic end that leaves you feeling like the author took a whole 60 seconds to just wrap things up in a single paragraph. I HATE that, don't you? It's like, seriously? you made me read 400 pages for THAT?!?!?!
I can't do that to my readers...assuming that some day I have "readers"...right now I have 'friends who read"....which is great, but not the same thing as having "readers".....God bless my "friends who read though"...without them, where would I be?!?! (seriously, thanks guys, I love you sincerely).
So now, now that I have the premise on how to end it, now I just have to write it.
The last ending I wrote, for book #2, I did in a hospital waiting room, while spending the whole day getting blood work done and a glucose test that took 3 hours to complete.....and I was amazed at just how easily THAT ending came to me....easy peezy, but no, no, no, this 3rd book-child is my problem child. It has given me fits the entire time, demanding so much attention, behaving badly if it didn't get enough, it wasn't like "The Ordeal"...who was such a good little book-child, so easy and lovable.
As you can tell, I don't have kids, but I do have books, and my books are my babies, and I want to have babies to talk about like all my friends.....like normal girls my age, so I've decided to have book babies. Someday, I hope to have pictures with them, and celebrate their birthdays and everything! *winks* A girl can dream.....but you think a paper cut on your finger is bad......can you imagine giving BIRTH to a book.....!??!?! OUCHEE! That's all I'm saying.
Something that I'm learning about "creative types".....we are all very sensitive about our work. AND, from the others I've met, writers, photographers, musicians, so many are their own toughest critics. For some reason, whatever it is we create, we somehow never fully think it's "good enough"....we always have this worry that it could be better, or that someone else could of done it better.....I know rock stars can seem very cocky.....but deep down, I bet they are also thinking about the note they didn't hit like they had in practice.....
My books aren't rocket science, they are just fun little reads, and I'm sure I'll always fret about them, just like a momma does with her children......hoping they do good, hoping nobody picks on them....wanting to make them the best she can....
I'm buzzing to the brim with anticipation now to finish book #3....now that I finally have my direction.
Direction....ahhhh, it's a beautiful thing. And today, I'm sooooooo thankful for having found mine!
Anticipa-torily and Inspired-ly yours,