It’s my turn…

As those of you close to me may know, my recent ghostwriting opportunity wasn’t meant to be. Which is a nice way of saying that we went back and forth a few times negotiating numbers and whether I would be able to use the finished product on my resume at all – and in the end, we were unable to come to a mutual decision. I was definitely disappointed that things didn’t work out, but proud of myself for sticking to my guns on the few small things I felt I needed in order to make the project really worth my while.

Within a few days of realizing the ghost writing project wouldn’t be happening, I found myself slightly stumped for a writing project to drown myself in, especially since I’d just spent the last 3 weeks reading up on everything I could as far as fiction writing for dummies, character development, and setting a scene that already exists perfectly inside my head. As fate may have it, I stumbled onto a topic that’s held some intrigue for me since I was much younger, and almost instantly, in my mind, I could see the character that belonged there, her life, her traits, her flaws, her desires, and what would eventually be her demise!

At this point I’m 100’s of pages of notes & research in, and about 500 words deep into chapter 1 of what I feel could be the next big historical fiction novel to hit the shelves! Hopefully sometime soon – say 2013ish, assuming of course that the rest of the book/story tells itself as quickly and painlessly as things have fallen into place thus far. But whatever happens, however far I get, this is MY story – wholly and completely – and it feels EFFING AMAZING!!! πŸ™‚

So, friends, family, and faithful blog stalkers – please accept my apologies in advance if I seem to be distant from the blog – and I do promise I’ll try to keep at least a few posts a month gracing these pages… Wish me luck!

~ m πŸ™‚

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5 comments on “It’s my turn…

  1. kzackuslheureux says:

    Good luck! πŸ˜‰

  2. A BIIIGGG project takes lots of energy and time. So pace yourself and don’t worry when the pace slows. I call a book the biggest jigsaw puzzle ever. Congratulations to you for taking one on!

    • megskay says:

      SeRiOuSlY!!! This fiction thing is a beast all it’s own – still loving the creative juices it’s stirring, but at the same time I’m struggling with not being overwhelmed at having the freedom and obligation to create a world, neighborhood, people… that are my own! Looking forward to meeting up with you in April! πŸ™‚

      • Me too! Have you tried a free download of Scrivener to see if it works for you in keeping track of all those fictional details?

      • megskay says:

        I’ll be honest – I’ve taken a look at Scrivener a few times and it completely intimidates the be-jease-us outta me! πŸ™‚ At this point I’ve got a 3 ring binder that I’m keeping things in – outlines of notes, character descriptions, photographs of locations I plan to use, etc… Hopefully that’ll keep me quasi organized for now! πŸ™‚

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