A few weeks back I had a friend say to me that I am a method writer. Thinking of a method actor who becomes their character on and off the screen I laughed at their remark. If anything, I took it as a joke.
Until now, that is.
I had no idea how much I threw myself into a novel until I wrote my second. I probably became my characters when I wrote Dempsey but it was new and like anything new, we’re not always aware of our emotions.
She exhausts me
Now that I’m writing Iris I have discovered that she is taking a lot out of me. I never realized how emotional writing a novel can be, but it is.
On a positive note, I’m glad I’m that way. It means I care about my work and I want to give the reader my best effort.
On the downside it means I have to part ways with some things that I hold dear and one of those things is my blog.
A hard decision
I love what this little blog has become but for the past two months I have to admit it has been a struggle. That damn Iris as taken its toll. Come on girl, why do you work me so hard?
I figure this novel will run about 90,000 words first draft. As of now I’m around 30,000. Like anything I write it’s emotional, fun and hopefully entertaining.
With that being said I have made the difficult decision to put my blog on hold until the completion of draft one.
But I’m not exactly gone
Fozzie will continue to brighten your Monday mornings and I will bombard your blogs with readings and comments.
You won’t get rid of me that easily.
Until I return I thank you for visiting my blog. Your visits and your comments are special. I cannot thank you enough. I will be back just as soon as Iris shuts her trap. That is a promise I will never break.
Until then – So long, but not goodbye.