Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

So, what's next?

Well, this is the first time I've had this problem. Instead of finishing one project and being empty and idea-less for a while, I have too many things to choose from to work on.

1. I want to start a novel. That was my original plan. I have a vague idea I could work on OR I could start a sequel to my first novel, Zion Rising. Incidentally (Lindsay), I don't have a whole sequel in mind. Just a couple of intriguing situations. I've just been so excited about the characters ever since I started revisions. Frankly, though, I'm kind of terrified of the idea of writing a novel again.

2. I want to rewrite a story that I wrote many, many years ago called "Consecrated." It's the story that gave me the idea for the novel. It's probably one of the first things I ever wrote, and it's dreadful, but I think it's a good idea and I'd like to do it right this time.

3. I found another cool word seek list. A story I wrote this year, "Sofie and the Night Eagle" was created from the following list:

actress, airport attract, breakfast, bulletin, cashmere, center, country, delete, devote, disrupt, eaglet, essential, fascinate, fisherman, fountain, guardian, ivory, mileage, nectarine, newscast, parish, pizzeria, premiere, ruler, science, somewhat, teacher, timetable, trampoline, treasurer, trinket, union, uproot, wonder

Those of you who have read "Sofie and the Night Eagle" probably recognize those elements.

Well this week, I found this awesome list:

ammunition, arctic, beanpole, birth, brought, cabdriver, colonel, corridor, cuckoo, despite, detergent, dribble, emperor, evaporate, everyone, hitch, homemaker, homestead, layman, mermaid, muddle, noblemen, nonstick, orangeade, prospect, rosary, saucepan, silence, sincere, sodden, stowaway, stuck, tarantula, triple

That sparks all kinds of ideas for me. Maybe I could even turn it into a novel. Who knows?

At the moment, "Consecrated" is the front runner for what I want to think about and work on.


tiff said...

sounds like alot going on in your head. you amaze me. and make me want to do o things that involve some of my talents. i have been wantig to take pictures of boulder city. i may jus a this weekend. have you sent your novel to any publeshurs yet?

Linz said...

I loved Sofie and the Night Eagle. I think that word list looks promising! You are amazing! Keep up the good work!

Michelle said...

I read "Brierly's Lilies" today. So good - couldn't stop until I finished the whole story ... made me late picking my kids up from school. :) Thanks for sharing. Fun read.

Angie said...
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Angie said...

Okay, I made so many mistakes in my comments that I had to delete it and try again! Here goes:

Tiff -- Go for it! You are such a great photographer. I haven't started submitting the novel yet. It still needs proofreading and a couple more minor revisions.

Linz -- I'm glad you liked "Sofie." Keep your fingers crossed that I'll find a magazine editor who likes it, too!

Michelle -- You made my day. :) Tell your kids I'm sorry you were late.