As a reminder, the subtitle of this blog is Ramblings of an Author in Progress, so ramble I will.
We have had an unseasonably mild winter in the Midwest. I'm not complaining! But this morning on the train it was COLD. You'd think I would move to a warmer car, but I'm a creature of habit, so I didn't. I will admit that I'm generally hot by the time we reach the city, so I was willing to be a little cold on my ride in this morning. El Nino or La Nina or global warming, whatever it is that's sparing us frigid temps and mountains of snow, I'm not going to complain. My sympathy for our European friends, who are getting what we're missing.
I watched part of the Grammys last night, and I saw the 60 Minutes interview with Adele beforehand. I do love her voice, and I am a fan. Wouldn't say devoted fan, but I do like her music. Along those lines, she did inspire me to move ahead on one of the stories I outlined.
Every story an author writes contains snippets of themselves and the people they know. I've been holding back on one of my stories, which was inspired by one of those "that doesn't happen in real life" moments when I was watching a movie. I thought it was time to present a touch of reality and a "different" happily ever after type of ending. In fairness, I've seen both version of the endings in question, but it was a moment that struck close to home and prompted me to outline my version of the story. After an appropriate gestation period, I think it's time to begin the writing process. Naturally, I pick this time of the year to start - when my day job is the most hectic and challenging. Maybe that's why I picked now. I need the release that comes with writing!
In the meantime, I'm still shopping Living Canvas. Epitaph is still sitting on the shelf but probably ready to go. Maybe some tweaking and definitely some serious shopping effort, but it's time to move forward.
And so it goes . . .