Writing

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Picking-Up Past Projects

Since my husband and I decided to shut down the homestead and move to a more manageable property, new entries on my Ginger Gardens blog have been few and far between. While I do intend to continue posting stories about projects and tutorials there at times, it feels as though this is the right time to resuscitate this blog after several years. My last post here was about fostering Raven, who has long since been adopted into her forever family after about a year in my care.

My life has simply taken a turn. I was overburdening myself with the duties of the homestead, and felt as though I were never making any progress. The things I really wanted to do, I found I didn't have time for. I now have the opportunity to build my web design business, to learn how to program mobile applications, to knit, and to get back to my writing.

While I'm currently writing several books, the one I've been working on for more time is proving to be rather long. It's almost at 55,000 words, and I'm not even a third of the way through the eventual story that I have planned. That doesn't mean that the pace is dragging. Rather, I have so much action packed in that it's simply taking that much to tell the story. Therefore, I've decided to split the story up over several books, rather than writing a single tome.

Artistic Insanity

As a writer, I often find myself engaged in behaviors that would be cause for alarm in any other profession. Artists are allowed to explore levels of obsession an other forms of insanity that no one else is trusted to. The other day, I spent about an hour researching grammatical structure of an essentially dead language, in order to name a fictional horse. Yup.

Currently, I'm trying to recall the last time I actually set foot outside my cave. I've gone out on my porch to water my plants, but it's been probably two weeks since I've actually been in the world. I sketch people who don't exist. There are semi-intelligible notes taped to my walls. I stare at them muttering that there must be some connection.

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