I have always dreamed of being a writer. Not just a "writer" but an "author". I was able to get myself to "author" status but it was impossible for me to write fiction. Always had been.
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www.amazon.com/Lisa-Vento-Nielsen/e/B01BYRZ8W2/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1508515269&sr=8-1. Everything was done quickly for those books and focused on my "expertise" of college, career readiness and entrepreneurship (as I have shared before, one of my previous plot twists was as an entrepreneur - check me out at www.thenextstep1234.com.
Now, though, I am working on fiction and for the first time in my life, I am able to write about characters and trying to get dialogue right but I have a coach this time so I am confident I will be able to do this. I am working with the Visible Ink program through Memorial Sloan Kettering and my coach's name is Samantha (though I call her "Sam"). She has been instrumental in getting me writing again. I did NANOWRIMO one time years ago and I just wrote and wrote and wrote 50k words (I won - I got a t-shirt) but none of it was usable. It was all just writing to write.
Now, I have a chapter outline for 20 chapters, my preface is done and my first chapter, too. I know where the story will go roughly speaking but I am finding the voices of the characters and just so running with it. I want to write a book about a one-boobed woman finding love to fill the gap I noticed in my guilty pleasure of reading all kinds of crazy books stress-reducing-pastimes.html.
For me, reading books is like watching a movie. I do not watch much television at all because I prefer to envision things my way. So if a book is great and then a movie comes out based on the book, I am always disappointed. I am one of the only people I know who read during labor for my daughter (my son was a c-section so I could not read in the OR) and read before my mastectomy and during chemo. I love to read more than anything. In fact, one of my goals if I get back to work sooner rather than later is to create a reading nook for me a space in my attic where I can sit and lounge and read. That will be for when I do not have to "adult".
HA! When is that?
So this is what I do in the time between and you can bet your last dollar that I will be posting some information on what I am writing soon. I am including a snippet here -- let me know what you think?
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