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Writing Adventures

Sixty-Two Pages

I’m in deep, the plot starting to unfold and WHAM! It hits me, I think I have some revisions to make, some tweaking perhaps. I guess it’s much better to find this out now at page 62, rather than page 202. I wouldn’t want it to be fundamentally flawed, and have somebody read it and say it’s far from exquisite.

I think I’m on a good flowing role thus far, no writers block, just time issues and transition issues. It’s all laid out in my head,and of course on pages of paper, but went from being about 300 pages to looking at close to 400. I can’t skimp on the importance of layering and seriously good story sparks. The foundation has been laid, but in the midst of unfolding the drama, I forgot an important piece, a little bit of uh-research. I like research, so for me to completely ignore this imperative is a little strange. Nonetheless, I will trudge on and yes, do the research, so instead of being completed at my estimated time of arrival, I will need to push back another couple weeks at best.

Writing is my job, no, I haven’t been paid yet. But I will. I do anticipate rejection letters, much like busted job interviews, but I do know that my perseverance and talent will prevail in the long run. I certainly don’t intend on starving to death because I feel strongly that I should write for a living, but I do intend on giving myself and my creative juices a fair and strong chance. So, if you’re in the neighbourhood for a writer, let me know, I could use some jam to go along with the peanut butter.





About markella

I am a freelance writer with a creative flare for life. I see inspiration in all that I encounter and have a thirst for knowledge, life, running, cooking, being outdoors, my incredible family and of course taking pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. I spend much of my time as a student in life, learning from kids and all the wonder that surrounds us. I believe in always asking questions, even when nobody else will. l love the bountiful Okanagan Valley, where I call home and anticipate each season, as creativity and inspiration take their form all over the place here. I love the clinche saying, "You've made your bed, now lie in it." I believe we create our paths and determine our futures. Maya Angelou puts it simple and exact, " Be present in all things and thankful for all things."


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