100 pages and counting.

So i’ve completed a hundred pages of my book so far. And I still have a lot of editing to do and some continuity issues in spellings of names and places. I will develop a character and change the spelling halfway through to see if i like it better or i will change the way a person looks to fit the character i’m developing. So I will attack it with a red pen soon.

Overall this has been a great experience and i can’t tell you how much i look forward to writing each day. It’s like watching a movie in slow motion. I now what’s going to happen next I just can’t type fast enough to bring it together. But the best thing I love about writing is computers. How if i have the perfect scene and I decide it needs to be moved. I just move into my idea library and pull it when I need it.

I’m keeping the book pretty hush hush until i’ve decided where i’m going with it. Because other peoples view points can really influence my writing. I tend to be a people pleaser and I need to stick to my guns and not be swayed. I am going to write what I would like to read if I walked into a store a picked a book off of the shelf.

But I think I may have my first fan already. I let someone read the first chapter while i was punching it and before i knew it she had gotten 34 pages into it. I loved that she loved my characters and wanted to know more. It is very encouraging. Except that because it is still in edit mode everything may change.

A Few Books and New Thoughts.

I’ve have notes and journals scattered throughout my house of information, ideas, places and characters for a few different books. I’ve started a couple of chapters on a couple of them, while the ideas were fresh in my head. But somethings usually stopped me from finishing them. Either I’ve hit a writers block or there was a huge transition in my life like moving, switching jobs or having twins. Yes, becoming a mother is a huge transition that I don’t think anyone is actually ready for it until their kids are old enough to move out of the house.

I’ve seen God stretch me in so many different ways that it’s hard to see the growth i’ve done until I stop and look in my review mirror. There is a purpose and a plan and right now that plan is for me to be a stay at home mom. Is it enough? I don’t know? I want to be able to accomplish more in life than just raising children to love and honor God. Yes, that is the most important job that I can do right now and the most rewarding, but if i can’t find the time to write my thoughts down now in between nap times, I’m not sure if I will ever find the time. Because I know that once they get older their bodies as well as their schedules will grow. And I know that I will want to be apart of every minute of it. But I want to write something that they would enjoy reading when they get older, something that I can say, “Yes, this is a gift, besides my time, that I can give you that you will enjoy for years to come.”

So while my children escape into dreamland. I will spend a few minutes each day escaping into the dream land of my fiction writing.

Finding Faith Book Review

Finding Faith by Denise Hunter

I picked up Finding Faith by Denise Hunter last night at the local Library and started reading it. I finished it this morning. I was truly touched by the real characters and their emotions. For a Christian Fiction author, her characters are not picture perfect. In Fact, they are far from it, but they are true women struggling to find faith, God and Forgiveness. Not only from the people they love but find forgiveness for themselves.

This isn’t a make you feel good book, it will touch on subjects that many women don’t want to even think about, like affairs, abortions and deception. Things that many real women have had to deal with and are hiding and hurting from. Finding Faith touches that raw emotion and I found myself crying and even relating to their hurt.
Paula, is a driven woman who put her career as a chicago anchorwoman, first over her husband, and family, whose choices she made 3 years ago are tearing her marriage apart. Can her husband find the strength to forgive and love.
¬†Linn, is a 19 year old girl, who had come from a past with a lot of mistakes including an affair, and a baby girl who is now happily adopted. But her feelings towards herself are tainted, worthless and impure. So when she meets Adam, a college graduate and current seminary student, with the perfect life, perfect future, and ….a perfect girl. How could Linn ever hope to compare.
I discussed some of the characters and plot with my husband last night, and he was, “Well she better end up with him in the end.” But we know that’s not how real life always works. You will have to read and find out what happens to Paula and Linn in Finding Faith.
Psalms 103:12
As far as the east is from the west; so far has he removed our transgressions from us.