Monday, May 17, 2010

Old and new and a hello to you!

Hello all of my lovely ladies! How is everyone? I have been too long gone from my blog and I feel like I am missing all my friends! :) I have nothing important to talk about, just wanted to catch up!

I have taken a break from Chasing Forever. I'm not feeling it anymore. I feel like it's not where I want it to be and I'm not sure how to get it there. So, I have done nothing. Nada. Zero. I have been reading up a storm though! Wowzers! I have finished 3 books recently and am halfway through the 4th. They were all good so let me know if you are in need of reading material!! I haven't updated my reading list on here, I will soon!

Good news though, last night in the middle of reading, I was hit with a story idea. It was totally random, and I just started writing away...and away...and away, but I literally mean "writing" the hubby was hogging my laptop and I had to actually use a pen and paper! EEK! My hand was cramping so bad! Anyhow, I'm really excited about it and it just flowed, it was so great. I have no plan, no outline, but once it got going it was just coming out! LOVE those moments and I can hardly wait to see where this one goes, now having learned so much more than I knew when I started Chasing, maybe there is hope! Can't wait to share some of it with you!!

See you all real soon ;) (In cyperspace) MUAH!


  1. Aww, I've missed you too. Do let me know the books that you liked & I'll add them to my tbr pile. I love those moments when you're just struck with an awesome idea out of nowhere. I have one that I wrote several pages on, and then stopped to continue with Night Blooming Flowers (Nigh & Zenith). I did do an outline for it this past weekend though. Hang in there!

  2. Ok here are the books Lisa: Graceling and the companion to that Fire by Kristin Cashore, both were a little slow to start but when they finally grabbed me, they REALLY grabbed me! Prom Nights From Hell which is a compilation of authors including Stephenie Meyer and Meg Cabot. It was good, by no means a fav or anything, but a fun easy read! And now I am reading Impossible, which I believe is the one that we both got and I am just getting around to reading it and I was so into it I stayed up until 1:00 reading it last night!

    Thanks for the encouragement :) I think I'm going to clean it up, get it on the computer and send it over to you and Charlie for some input! Maybe you guys can help with a title too!

  3. Some times you just need a break. I'm glad you've found new inspiration!

  4. It's always a good idea to give a story some time to marinate. I've got one doing just that. I'm not sure what I'll think of it once I look at it again.

    It's fun to have a new idea and watch it fill up the pages. I can't believe you're writing by hand! I don't think I have the patience! :)

  5. Shawna,

    Glad to see you back. Taking a break sometimes is very rejuvinating and nothing to be ashamed about. Enjoy it.

    It sounds like it gave you a new idea and one that you're loving. Best wishes to keep up the momentum.

    hugs~ cat

  6. Glad to know you've been writing again. I think that a break from CF will give you a new perspective when you go back to it. Congrats on the new inspiration! :)

  7. Hi - it's me again. I just wanted to let you know that I have an award over on my blog for you, if you want to drop by and check it out. :)