Writing an emotional story line at the moment and having to do it in bite sized chunks as it is draining! It is my own fault though as I created the story. There are certain story lines that come a little too close to home and really tug at my heart strings. Hoping that it will be worth it in the end though as by tapping into my own experiences and traumas I hop to create a realistic portrayal of the events that my poor characters are being subjected to!
Another 1000+ words into Don’t Rock The Boat and I am feeling good. I have decided that bite size writing sessions are the way to go. This book is forcing me to draw on some very deep and personal emotions which can be exhausting but it is also strangely exhilarating. I am currently writing a very emotionally charged chapter which is exploring some of the darker corners of the human psyche and I am having a great time and realising a few things about myself in the process. This chapter is also going to provide a chance for some excitement too which I look forward to. One or two more paragraphs and my imagination will be released full throttle! I know that I am of course biased as the author however I really feel that Don’t Rock The Boat has the potential to become an epic story.
Hope you all have an awesome day 🙂
Some of you may have noticed that I have been strangely quiet over the past few weeks, this is very unlike me who usually has something to say. Unfortunately my Grandad passed away a couple of weeks ago and I have been feeling less than social to say the least. Now however I have decided that it is time to move on and channel my grief into a more productive avenue. My writing has fallen to the wayside while I allowed myself to wallow but now it is time to pick myself up and carry on. I have just reached a chapter of my new novel which should be fun to write and also give me a chance to vent some of my pent up emotions that I have been struggling with for the past few weeks. Writing is once again proving to be an effective outlet for the turmoil inside of me, further distilling in me the sense that I have found my calling.
As silly as it may sound but I am sat here watching Location, location, location and it is making me feel slightly homesick! I’ve been in New Zealand for over two years and not once have I missed England but for some reason I do tonight. Again though this is a feeling I can use as I’m sure there will be times my characters in Don’t rock the boat will be feeling very homesick! Every cloud has a silver lining and all that…
Writing Above The Limit was an emotion experience for me and at times I found it draining but compared to Don’t rock the boat it was nothing! This book is allowing me to explore some of the darker aspects of my own past and process them in a way I haven’t been able to before. A lot of it is based on personal experience. Obviously I haven’t survived an apocalyptic event, or been forced to flee to the ocean to survive but I have been through an abusive relationship, I have attempted many times to give up smoking, I have suffered losses and sadness and I have also had the good fortune to benefit from strong and positive friendships. All of these things are allowing me to write, what I hope, will be an outstanding book with very real characters.
This is turning into a wonderful, if sometimes scary and a little too real, journey and I am looking forward to seeing where this path takes me.