write write write
These last few weeks have been a little crazy. Last time I posted, I was in the process of revising the second book in the Behind the Mirage series (the series name will be added later). So, the second book is finally revised!! I have not sent it over to my editor yet because I am having a beta reader go over it one last time before I send it. I have also began writing the third book! I struggled so much at first with the third. I wasn't sure why I was having so many problems, maybe because I was overthinking the process. The way I write, is probably not the most typical. I write scenes; sometimes random and never in order. I write scenes for the middle, the beginning and the end. Not necessarily in that order. For some reason this seems to work. I am able to find my way to the finish line. I think what I was doing wrong, was going against what I was working. I began to write from beginning to end, spending most of the time staring at a page, and not knowing where to go. How did I over come this? I took a notebook, went to a winery with my closest friend, and we started to brainstorm. The 'Brain Juice' (thank you Shannon Brown) put me back on track and I found my way once again. I highly recommend if you get stuck or get writers block, take a notebook, go to a winery or wherever you feel the juices flowing, and brainstorm.
Katharine Ann Melton