Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Back to Work, Back to School, Back to Writing

I had been concerned about having difficulty getting back to work on "Heal Thyself" after taking a 4 week hiatus to edit "The House of Many Doors." I'm a fairly linear worker--I like to start a story at the beginning and stay with it until I reach the end. No breaks, no shifting attention. I know there are non-linear writers out there, but I can't understand how they do it. My brain just isn't patterned that way. I'm hopeless at reading maps too. :)

So after a month of leaving poor Lilliane and Zev in limbo, I started writing their story again. I feel a little 'rusty' and the writing was slow and jerky, but I got the scene going in a direction that helps ratchet up the story tension and gives me a better direction for the scenes that follow this one.

So far, so good.

Now it's time for me to go to my 'day job'. A full day of patients in clinic today after the holiday weekend and after the typical slowdown of summer's end. Work, errands, dinner, then writing will be the order of the day.

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