I am very pleased and excited to say that I have finished my first draft of "The Way of Impressions"! There's just something about writing that last line of the last page. :-) A feeling of accomplishment. Excitement. Relief! LOL! (I had to add that in there.)
Photo by Wendy Hollands
Last July, I took a risk. I needed to make friends in the blogging world and build platform. I wasn't comfortable with starting a "regular" blog at the time, so I did what no sane writer would do. I decided on a time period, created character sketches, outlined a plot, and then began to blog a story as I wrote it, commiting to posting a chapter a week.
First draft ramblings, right there. For all the world to see. Insanity, considering that first impressions are everything when it comes to building a readership. (No pun intended on my story's title :-)
But God was with me, and blessed my creativity. When I got stuck in the "writer's block" sludge, He pulled me out of it. He helped me keep my commitment to write a chapter a week, and blessed me with some awesome friends and returning readers.
Thank You, Lord, for blessing my efforts and helping me succeed!
Thank you, my friends, for your amazing support and encouragement throughout this crazy writing adventure!
I'm about to get into full-blown edit mode, so I won't be working on a new manuscript for awhile. For those who are sad that TWOI has ended, I will continue to post samples of my work on Saturdays for your reading entertainment. :-) They will probably come from "For The Sake of One Lost", but watch -- if I'm feeling especially creative one day, I may play with scenes for the sequel to TWOI...