Thursday, June 22, 2006

Excuse for Not Blogging

I've been foregoing blogging lately to concentrate on trying to finish the partial for my single title non-suspense that has been lurking in my head since the beginning of time. Yesterday, I finished chapter three, hated it, and was convinced that the book blew and its life and mine as a writer were over. Today I moved most of chapter three into chapter two, fleshed it out a bit, and now I've realized that it's Not Bad.

I'm officially an idiot.

5 comments:

Jen said...

Nah. Just the usual writers stuff that happens. Chapter three is tough.
Details! Details! Let me know what you're working on.

The Queen-a Athena said...

Good for you, Tracy. You're not an idiot - just trying something new and different, where the steps will be smaller & slower until you feel more certain of where you're going. I, for one, can't wait to hear more about this new direction!!

mariann said...

Today, I bumped a scene that was ending the first chapter into the beginning of the third chapter. It's totally off my outline, which makes me nervous, but fits that much better.

I can't wait to hear more about your single title project!

Tracy Montoya said...

Oooh, peer pressure....

Basically, it's a "latina lit," for lack of a better term. I keep throwing jokes into my suspense, so I started it as an outlet for my weird sense of humor. I can't blurb to save my life, so I'll just say it's about a family that starts coming apart and puts itself back together in a better and stronger way--particularly after the mother and oldest daughter stop letting life happen to them and start taking control. That's pretty general, but if I start yammering about specifics, I'll start sounding like the Band Camp girl from the American Pie movies....

Long story short, latina lit with a serious side.

Tracy Montoya said...

Mariann, you sound just like me--I write off a pretty strict outline, too, though I do stray from it every now and then. When I do, it usually ends up stronger, so trust yourself! You'll figure it out.

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