It has been quite a while since I last updated my blog. A little over two years, I think.
I started this blog for my journey into becoming an author and it’s been quite a rocky road. At one point, I stopped writing because life had become so hectic and part of it was me being lazy. It happens. Well, I’m back at it. I managed to start over and have re-written the first five chapters of my manuscript. My story. It’s taking a lot longer than I had anticipated, but I’m pushing through and setting goals for myself. My current goal is to have fifteen chapters completed before the end of the summer and to hopefully have thirty done by the end of the year. One of my other goals is to query an agent by 2016 once I get my manuscript completed and edited. My fingers are crossed and I’ve got my vomit bucket for when the struggle gets too real.
On top of that I’ve bought myself more notebooks to put in all my ideas. Sometimes I get a little ahead of myself and start jotting down plans for the next book or another story that I don’t want to lose. It’s all right to have ideas for other books and such, but I must stay focused on my current tale. I want to share my characters and whatever comes from my mind with the world.
I’ve also been doodling my ideas and thoughts on how I’d like my characters to look like, plus coming up with my own maps. I know that sometimes you want to follow some of the research you look into for your books, but it’s also good to add a little of your imagination. I do that a lot.