Update on Ascension Graveyard Blog Novel and Other Things

So I know it has been a while since I last posted a chapter to Ascension Graveyard. Okay its been like a week, but that seems like forever sometimes. Anyhow I just wanted to let all of you who have been reading along know that even though chapters have not been posted lately, I have still been working on the story.

I am fiddling with cover ideas...this is my recent attempt.
I am fiddling with cover ideas…this is my recent attempt.

WHAT IS THE HOLD UP? 

Fast forward writing has been the hold up. For those of you who do not, nor have attempted to write a novel, a common thread of creativity with such a craft is that at times the story will not tell itself in order. There are other novels that I have written whereas the 16th chapter told itself and I was still only breaking through the opening of the 4th.

What do you do in these moments? You write what is there and then you bridge the gap once the thought or chapter has been completed. Its for this reason that I liken storytelling to quilting. You have all these lovely patches that you eventually have to bring together with a sense of cohesion somehow.

No, I do not actually quilt, but I admire the craft and have a desire to do so in the future. Tis on my “things to do before going to glory” list. Seriously, I bought a Martha Stewart Crafts book a few years back and it made me want to get married and have children so that I could sew my family things. file6881288490018

So domestic.

ANYHOW! The story is flowing, eventually it will right itself in a way that I will be able to share it. Also looking ahead and seeing the nipping and tucking that I shall do to improve AG’s flow is also in the works. I try not to work too far ahead but at times one cannot help themselves.

Let the muse play her music I say.

ANYTHING ELSE?

Why yes! So glad you asked. As I said with my recently posted results from a free flow write exercise, I have been coming up with several new novel ideas. When I say several, I mean I have, within the last week or so been hit with maybe four. That may not sound like much but, trust me it is.

Anyhow that is the way of things at present. I will do my best to get more to you soon.

Thanks for checking in, as always!

Cheers!

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3 thoughts on “Update on Ascension Graveyard Blog Novel and Other Things

    1. Thanks kindly. Thinking of story building in that way helps aid against frustration. It gives me the hope that eventually the pieces will come together into something that I will be proud of.

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