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I am currently writing a four book supernatural series. The ideas came, I wrote them down, I outlined my stories, everything was perfect. But then I had to actually start writing.
My first major problem came before I even wrote the first word. Do I start with the action on page one? Or do I give a little history and have the action later? I am a voracious reader, and quite frankly, have liked books written either way, so it was a very tough call for me.
My next problem came soon after I started writing. The two main characters in my books had looked a definite way in my mind when I was working on the outline. However, as the story went along, and their personalities became stronger, the looks I had originally envisioned just did not fit. That meant I had to go back and do a total rewrite of those sections before I had even gotten through 10 chapters.
Some days I do well to get 3,000 words typed. Other days, I'll get the kids on the school bus and start writing, only to have the kids come back in the house because school is over already and I have written straight through the day without even breaking for lunch.
I am honored that this story picked me to write it. I get to live the adventure first hand, before anyone else in the world gets to read it. That's a pretty cool feeling.
It also helps to have support. I have my husband, my kids and step-kids, my brother, my parents, and a whole great big group of other step-moms to support me :) My brother is a huge help because he and I share the same taste in reading material, so he can say to me "come on now, would you really read that?" if I scerw up rofl (It hasn't happened yet, but it can and he will )
That's all for now. I'll post more of my frustrations and joys as the books progress ;)