For those of you who know me, you know when I write – I write fast. I fall into my stories and I get lost. My characters take over my mind, and devour my soul. I miss that.
For the last four months, I have been recovering from a bad concussion. While I can now do the normal everyday kind of things like cook, clean and play mom taxi to my 12 year old daughter, there are still a whole bunch of things that I can not do. One of them is write for any length of time. In fact, I’m averaging about 600-800 words a day. Which is nothing compared to my 12-16K a day that I used to write – or the 56K I wrote in May in just 4 days. But…. the good news is I am healing, slowly and my brain is finally beginning to kick back in on the creative side. Now if only my left eye would cooperate!
Those 600-800 words a day I write? – I use to test myself on how easily it would be to write a police report. I miss my job and I can’t wait to get back to work. Some people probably think I’m nuts for that. They would probably kill to be able to stay at home – but not me. Me, I want to get back to work. I want to get back to my hectic schedule and my 16 hour days. I honestly just want to get back to being me… It’s gonna take me a little bit longer to do – but I’m going to get there.
So, what does all this mean to my future writing? Lots…
First off, Second Shield II, as soon as I am strong enough to dig back into that story – I will. I hate that I do not have this one out for you all yet, and I swear when my strength and cunning return, I’m jumping back into this story with a vengeance to get it out to you.
Second – There is a new exciting novella that has been started and that is what I have slowly been working on to gauge my ability to push myself with writing.? I can’t tell you much about this – but soon I will.
Third – I have two plot lines that I have been jotting notes down on recently. One is about a woman with a concussion (gee… where did I get that idea?) and how in-depth this injury is compared to what people actually think. TBI’s (Traumatic Brain Injuries) are not jokes – and I intend to explain just how serious these injures are in a fictional story based on my own experience, kind of like Whether I’ll Live or Die.
The other plot line I have just starting spinning around in my mind… well… It’s about first loves. The ones we let go of – or lose and then years later we wonder about them… I already know the title of this one – It’s called Tempt Me Too and it’s named after the boat that Max owns. You can read a little about my thoughts on this book on it’s book page… Here
All in all…. I’m slowly getting better – not fast enough for my taste – but I’m getting there. Every day just a tiny bit better. I can’t wait to get back into writing again and let some of these characters come back to life. Until then – thank you for your patience!