Last night, I was able to finish reading through all of the chapters I have written so far of my new work in progress, a little more than 60,000 words. This book is a little different from the others I have previously written. And while it is set in the Annapolis area, its characters are all a bit lost and trying to find their way out of their current situations.
The glue that brings these people together is a woman who is an empath. Through something she does consciously to help others, the other four characters in the novel find each other. Writing five main characters who all narrate the book has been a challenge…a challenge I am totally up for.
I made this little video as a representation of the things that inspire me when I write about our gorgeous area and set a novel in a place that will make the story feel as realistic as possible, even though I am writing fiction. I spend time walking streets or puttering about in my new boat to garner descriptive ideas for my writing.
The creative process is one I thoroughly enjoy. I don’t know where I’d be if I didn’t carve out time for my writing. It has become so much of me, and I can’t imagine ever giving it up.