Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunny Monday

The world always looks better when the sun is shining. I live just minutes from this beach and I love to walk along it before the summer season starts and it's lined with beach goers.

I took my car in to be serviced this morning and I was in and out in an hour. Although the service center has put the prices up, you can't beat their customer service. I'd been taking my car to the dealership for the past couple of years and they have the crappiest service EVER. So, getting in and out quickly just made my day. It's funny how the simple things in life make me so happy.

Now, I'm back to battling my synopses into shape. And I've been procrastinating like crazy. Not writing nearly as much as I should be writing. Okay, not writing hardly at all. Spending too much time surfing the internet. And I even cleaned my bathroom this morning.  How in the world am I ever going to be a published author if I don't write? I'm not feeling the love for this story at the moment. Does this ever happen to you? You start out liking the story, loving  the characters but somewhere along the line the love affair with it seems to fizzle out?

7 comments:

Cat Schield said...

What a beautiful beach. I'd be there every day when the weather was nice.

I hate the 2nd half of the book from the middle onward. It's so hard to write. Good luck getting your synopsis done.

Janet said...

Well, the non-writinng part of your Monday sounded lovely :)

Yes, to your question - sometimes I can start off so excited and know exacty where I'm going, how I'm going to get there, and how much fun it's going to be. Then reality hits and I sit and stare at my computer.

BTW - have you tried writing your synopsis like a book report? I've tried it and it actually worked - and felt good. How often can you say that about synopsis writing?

Anne MacFarlane said...

Cat, I guess I feel like writing should be easier the more you do it but that's not the case.

Anne MacFarlane said...

Janet, never thought of writing my synopsis as a book report. I decided to just write it for myself and not try so hard to sound clever and literate.

Cat Schield said...

Anne, clever and literate? I'd settle for coherent in mine.

Kelly Boyce said...

That usually happens to me at some point during every story and it usually isn't the characters but a sign my writing has taken a wrong turn and the story isn't working. Still, it's easier to blame the characters than my own writing - fickle creatures that they are.

Anne MacFarlane said...

Kelly, you've hit the nail on the head. I have a couple of points in my story that aren't quite right and when I wrote the synopsis it became obvious. I've managed to smooth a few things out but there are still a couple of problems.