Chapter 2 is DONE!!!!!

A few weeks ago I finished Chapter 2. I have bitched and moaned about this chapter for as long as I have been working on this book, and then one day, it just wrapped itself up. Admittedly, it was a little anticlimactic, given the hell I went through. Maybe that’s why I didn’t post this blog until now. But today, I feel like it was worth it.

I’m now working on the final chapter of the book. It feels a lot like chapter 2, but I know it’s just because I don’t have a clear picture of where I want to take my characters. When in doubt, return to the basics. I have relented and decided to outline the chapter in full. It’s what I should have done from the beginning, but alas…

Wish me luck.

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A few things about Love – Part 1: Compromise

My last posts have been about not being able to bring myself to write. Throughout this process, I have had quite a hard time trying to make my characters fall in love. Making characters fall in love isn’t an easy task, admittedly, but I was further distracted by my own break up last year. I was with someone that I was sure I would spend the rest of my life with. Though we were only together for two years, the break up shook my trust in myself. How can I write about finding my soul mate (if there is such a thing) when I had clearly misidentified mine?

A friend shared a clip with me from an interview with Eartha Kitt. She speaks on love and what it means for two individuals to come together. I found it enlightening. I am still meditating on her words so I won’t share my thoughts quite yet.  But if you take a look at the clip and have something to share, I am definitely open to receiving. After all, the more I understand, the better I will be, the better I will understand the mystery of love, and of course, the better I will be at writing about it. Happy viewing…

“There is nothing more beautiful than falling in love, but falling in love for the right reasons…When you fall in love, what is there to compromise about?… I fall in love with myself, and I want someone to share it with me.”  This is quite a different stance from which I have been writing.  It is definitely food for thought.