Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Make Sparkles!

Have you found a way to spark your writing? It's a Holiday IWSG Post!

Happy 4th of July, America!
What a perfect time to write a Christmas story! From night time sparklers to sparkly twinkle lights... Sure, why not? Christmas in July is a big saying, right? And I've always thought, if I start now, I should be able to publish my Christmas story in time for the holidays.

As I started my summer, I vowed not to work on school things until after my teacher conference at the end of the month. And I focused my energy on things I've been wanting to get done... including start writing again. I started slow, with some poetry. And that got my creative juices flowing again. But I wasn't ready to work on my on-hold novels yet. I decided to try a short story. It was fun to reminisce through my short story ideas and notes. So many stories waiting to be told! I bet you have similar files--I recommend perusing them even if just for a good laugh =D

I chose to tackle Cooper & Geri's First Christmas (title pending) - 
While trying to make a good first impression on Cooper's parents over Christmas, Geri discovers a mystery to solve, keeping her sane while she's under all that pressure--especially from the cat! 

I only had a few pages complete, and I'm not a great mystery writer, so this was just the exercise I needed to get back into the groove. I'm excited to say the draft is done and the editing has begun. I just might be able to publish in time for Christmas.

It's about time I did some writing. It feels good to get back into it.

I hope you are sparking up a storm this summer.
Thanks for stopping by -- Keep writing!

PS - We've also started our Writers' Chat back up for the summer. Drop your email in the comments if you'd like a reminder and link to join us -- Tuesdays, 7:30 pm (EST) on Discord


M.J. Fifield said...

I'm so glad you were able to get those creative juices flowing again. Poetry is so great for that.

And hooray for a finished draft!! Hope the editing goes well!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome! Happy writing then.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm writing, too! Doesn't it feel great?

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara - well done ... it's good to get back into your 'writing groove' - here's to the draft ... editing that ready for the Christmas season publication ... Cheers Hilary

Damyanti Biswas said...

Congratulations on finishing your first draft! Nice to know you are creatively flowing again. Best of luck and peace to you :D

Diane Burton said...

Congrats and keep up the good work.

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Weaver said...

One of the reasons I like to work on two projects at once is because one is usually an edit and the other new words. I'm glad you had fun with the short story!

Jemi Fraser said...

Awesome! That sounds like a fun project - exactly what you needed!
I've got a Christmas story in the works as well. It's helping to keep me cool! :)

cleemckenzie said...

Getting those creative juices going is everything, Tara! Keep it up and you'll be a fantastic mystery writer.

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