panda butt kick

So the summer has passed and here I am again.  Another fall and Enigma is still mostly living in my head.  There are days I wake up defeated thinking of all the time I didn’t get to write the day before.  I waste time wishing and imagining all the ways to get the story out of my head with out having to write the words.  UGH!

Then it happened, someone wrote a book about my paranormal being.  It’s not the same story & its a different genre, but I know that this being has had very few books written about it in the past.  Until NOW.  BLAAAAAAHHHHHH!  I have let life get in the way, not been disciplined enough and someone else got the jump on me.  Truly, its really not that big of a deal.  But for me, in that moment, I was crushed.  I had something completely unique and I missed my opportunity.  Now, I will still write Enigma.  The other story is very different and  it has helped me to see that I need to write it NOW.  It was the  KICK IN THE BUTT I needed.

I can’t say I regret the time my story has marinated up in my thick skull.  I feel like I have grown to really know my characters.  The story has grown and deepened and I am more satisfied with it than I was 6 months ago.  I used the time I should have been writing to do a fun YouTube project with my kids this summer and have been very THERE for my teenager during her transition to high school.  But I feel this situation is a great push in the right direction.  I need to make time for this novel and make it a priority.

I have also been vlogging with the #LOVEWRITECREATE girls, Kallie & Morgan.  This Sunday we will talk about what topics we are going to tackle in the coming months.  What do you want to chat about?  It can be about writing, social media, publishing or just plain books.  Comment below what you would like to hear more about.  Here is our last update video, which is short catch up.

Let me know what’s going on in your world.  Maybe we can talk about something you are struggling with in your writing.  So here goes, I am off, gonna get to writing Enigma!


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