I love to write. I have such a great idea for a romantic young adult story that I've been doing research on Ballet, dancers, ballet clothes, shoes and etc. Obviously, this will take place in the world of ballet and dancing and how can it not be romantic, right? I mean, c'mon, ballet is romantic! I have my male main character name. But I'm stuck on my female lead's name. I want something simple, but that's not over done. I liked Anna, but lately Anna is in a lot of books. I like Catherine, but then I think too many people will compare to Flowers in the Attic's Cathy. So I'm stuck. So this brings me to Grapemo. This is a yearly thing that Jeannine Garsee does every February. I think for the past 4 years I've said I do it and I've crashed and burned horribly. Sometimes my writing mojo works and other times, I get so frustrated with myself. But I've been doing some homework and I want to write a really good chapter. Yes, one really good chapter for Grapemo. It doesn't have to be a whole book in 28 days, just stick to your goals and you survive Grapemo. I can do this. I know I can. I'm totally stoked for my idea and I want it to be brilliant. I've linked Grapemo above. Join if you want!
I'm not getting any younger and my goal is to write a damn book. Ever since I was 5 reading Little House on the Prairie, my goal was to be a writer. I've been living in the writing world for about 5 years know and I've seen the ups and down of writers getting rejected time and time again. And writers getting representation and then getting a publishing house to buy their work. I know the words are in me and I just have to dig deep down inside to bring them up. I always seem to get my great ideas right before I fall asleep. I swear I can write a full chapter right before I fall asleep. And of course those words are brilliant and by the time I wake up in the morning, they are just a faded memory. It's so flipping frustrating!
Now February is also my Jane Eyre Readathon. I'm so excited to read this too. So I'll be reading and writing at weird hours. I will post a check in on Jane Eyre on Monday's. Remember to read this at your own pace. There is no time limit. If you are a first-time reader of this story, you are really in for a treat. You know how some people will ask what book would you like to read again for the first time? Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice would totally be mine. Since February 1 starts on a Tuesday, our first check-in will be on February 7. I've set up my google calendar to remind me. So February will be a busy month and I hope I can manage it all! Laura takes deep breaths!