It feels so good to be back to writing. If you follow me on twitter then you may know I fell a couple weeks ago and hurt my thumb / wrist area on my right hand. The lovely doctor put me in a half cast and told me to see an orthopedic, which I did. I hoped he would take the thing off, but he didn't. So I was stuck with that thing on my hand and only one hand to type with. Talk about errors and I typed so slow it drove me nuts.
So, I decided to read instead of write. I've read 7 books already this month. Wow!
At first I thought what a waste of time this is going to be. I can't write anything and I had hoped to write a whole other book this month. Here we are in the last week of the month and I have nothing new written. Well, except for a short story that I plan on submitting for a contest, but that's a whole different topic.
As it turns out having this extra time only has helped me. As I said I've been a reading fool. I love reading and reading reminds me of why I started writing in the first place. I love the stories, the characters, the new worlds, I love to get lost in them.
I also use reading as a research. How did this author tackle this? Ooh, I like what this author did here. And, this is a great way to twist the story. It's good to read other authors work and see what they've done. How they've created their worlds. I can't help but think sometimes to myself. I wonder if this was in the first draft or if this is a new addition or has been through the editing ringer.
Not to mention the actual research I did for my books. That was good and helped me grasp my stories better as well.
So, now that I'm facing February I think I'm better prepared to begin writing. I'm going to finish out this month tying up the little loose ends on my editing and research. Then I will focus on the writing.
Let the writing begin on February 1st.