Well, at least my sense of balance was off kilter.Â Life does that to you.Â I just find it ironic that I last wrote aboutÂ Tweeting and Blogging and yet hardly touched my apps in two weeks.Â I did read the witty comments of others on the stream and enjoyed Anne Charlesâ Optical Delusions in Deadwoodâ¦ really too funny to put down.
The more complicated my life becomes, the more I want humor and a good mystery to help me escape.Â But now I am emerging from my quiet corner to work on novels at hand and follow through on my writing commitments.Â Hereâs my list of priorities:
- Update Amazon with new edited version of Perfect Copy. Let me know if youâd like a free read:)
- Shape up WIRED to send to my editor by April 15 (Yes, I borrowed the deadline from the IRS)
- Get on board more blog tours for the summer
- Be a better IBC (Indie Book Collective) member and help with the workload
That should be enough for the moment.
While on sabbatical, I listened to several audio books, paying close attention to how the author wove multiple plot lines for the main character. Everyone has a lot going on these days, so why not the characters in our stories? Just today, Iâm jugglingÂ a dozenÂ client projects/calls/setting video shoots, writing a blog post, planning a vacation, making a mental grocery list, managed toÂ fit in a haircut at lunch so no eating = starving, and what comes next?Â I donât know; itâs too much to track without a TO DO list.Â
If thatâs my boring life, imagine what your over-achieving super clever hero is doing. Heâs piecing together clues while wondering if the strange tapping coming from the bath pipes means anything.Â SheÂ just wanted a frappucinnoÂ when she got pulled for driving mph in a school zone. The police detective couldnât help but notice the location of the crime scene looks like the house where he grew up.
Humans are so funnyâ¦.in a good way.Â Our brains canât stay in one place, we want to daydream and worry and notice odd things as we go through our day.Â To steal a line from the movie “Up”, âSquirrel!â Yep, we are easily distracted.
Have fun with your characters this week and let their minds wander.Â You may end up with a brilliant twist to your story.