Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Wishing for Time to Write
My characters seem to be staging a revolt. I am knee deep in home repair, painting (I still have paint on my feet-don't ask how I managed that) and packing and my characters are taking over my brain, in what I can only assume is a demand for attention. I'm dreaming about the main romantic lead at least three times a week. He is probably my favorite character I've ever created, second only to my current protagonist, who is a strong female character (in more ways than one, but I'll get to that eventually). When I'm not dreaming about my characters, I'm thinking about them. Perhaps part of the problem is that I've set the story near where I work and live, so as I'm commuting back and forth, I see locations that would fit into my story.
I guess it's a good problem to have, inspiration and no time to write, versus having all the time in the world to write and no inspiration. On top of having ideas to move the story forward, I have ideas for revision, plot holes to patch up, and dialogue to move about. My goal is to have the novel finished by July, and begin revisions sometime in August. I think this is a reasonable goal, as I started the novel in January and I'm over the half-way mark now. So, I guess I'm just going to have to be patient and hope the inspiration will be there when I have longer than twenty minutes to sit in front of the computer!
So, how do you make time in your day to write?