Tuesday, March 29, 2011

T Minus 4 days and counting until Spring Break! Word wars here I come!

Spring break starts in a week. I am counting down the minutes until I have a week free of college classes and work! I plan on using that week to write write write and begin a serious rewrite of my novel.

I have the first draft of a research paper due by Sunday. The topic is an exploration of the similarities between the modern tea party movement and the Boston Tea Party. Since my novel started out as a brainstorm of that very subject, I chose my paper topic to help me do more in-depth research before I started rewriting the book. It has really paid off! I thought I knew a lot about the Boston Tea Party last fall when I started writing this book, now my brain is filled to capacity with all of the new information I've learned to write my research paper, wonderful details that will certainly make it into the novel!

The most recent bit of history I learned made me leap for joy. One of the characters in my book is a German bookbinder. I just found a source describing how German immigrants were brought to the colonies to start up the printing/publishing and glassmaking trades! Yes! *fistpump*

I'm treating myself tonight; taking a break from the research paper because there's only two more pages of it left to write and diving into a chapter that's been gnawing at my brain for weeks. I'm so excited to have the time to really work on my novel again!

Time to word war with myself :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Welcome to my writing blog, where I write a blog about writing

Since I'm currently working part time as a substitute teacher until I can find full time work (HAHAHA) again, I have extra time on my hands and decided to give NaNoWriMo 2010 a try.  I enjoyed it very much and met some great people.  I managed to finish 6 days before the deadline with over 50,000 words, which for me was an accomplishment in one month.

I write historical fiction, some fan fiction when I can't help myself and blog about whatever as the mood strikes me.