It has been somewhat lonely and by lonely I don’t mean nobody being around, just the feeling of loneliness despite having people around. Sometimes it’s overwhelming. Tuesday was a day at work that made me once again wonder why it is I do what I do!
Wednesday was interesting and invigorating, more than I thought it would be. My daughter and I went down to Conestoga College for the College Information Program and it was packed and it was hot! But I was back at my Alma Mater after 21 years and so much has changed!
She did raise her eyebrow at a couple of programs–Biotech and Visual Merchandising… or at least part of that program. Of course my eye went to the Journalism banner. In 2006, the year I started the job I’m at, I applied to the program… I was accepted to the waiting list. It felt good being 32, a single parent and knowing that I still had it! I never heard from them so obviously everyone accepted their spots. I don’t know what my daughter will do but I wish her the best in whatever it is she decides to pursue.
On Friday I picked up my Confessions in the Mural manuscript again and picked up where I left off editing. There is much that needs to be cut out of it because I write romance, not erotica! It’s also been so long since I wrote it that I’m not even certain of the plot! It is the next book in my Mysteries of the Past series and I wrote about four years ago. How did I leave it on the shelf that long? Hmmm… I wrote my YA right after and wanted to get it published then I focused on my programs, etc for so long I forgot I was a writer! Then I wrote The Trinket Box and needed to get it published because it was time sensitive. Either way, I don’t even remember if I finished the book or if I left it hanging because I didn’t know where to go! I’ll find out when I get there!
How do I get back into it? Really? The story is there I just don’t know if I want to pursue certain avenues in it any longer! For example, my young-ish Rebecca has had a baby and she’s been having aches and pains… I wanted to set it up that she gets diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis but now I don’t know if I want to do that… at least not in this book. I also wanted to pursue this as a series but now I’m not so sure… do I wrap up the storyline of these people or do I have at least a few more books in me to add to it? At one time, in one of my notebooks in the basement, I have a list of potential titles for the series… there was even one The Diamonds in the Football but I thought that was reaching!
The Writer’s Digest was fabulous by the way. It even has articles in it on writing for magazines. I recommend picking it up. The Writer also has some interesting articles and it seems to be a mix for us aspiring writers!
I wish I had more time in a week!
Back to editing!