Ponderings of Mrs Kitson

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Book Structure

Hello all!

I am in the process of going back through my book so far and recording the basic structure on paper. I realize I had written two names for the gothic girl when those first few chapters were coming together and I wasn’t at all happy with her name. I have now taken out all Maddie’s from the book, I didn’t like the name, it didn’t fit her personality at all so she was replaced. Funny how a writer needs to know his/her characters so well, history, likes, dislikes etc. Then how easy it is to be impersonal about them, like having a sims character in front of you, no don’t like that name, lets change it. I feel like I already have a lost souls dimension of flawed characters that didn’t quite make it. Poor unfortunate misfits! ;o)

Anyway, I need some structure, so that is what I am doing right now. Initially, once I had the story idea in my head I wrote one paragraph. That paragraph sat on my home pc for around 18 months. Its desperate need to grow eventually leading me to show my husband and teens after two (bravery inducing) glasses of wine. The response I got was a HUGE confidence boost, encouraging me to progress. So I did, I planned the structure of the book, the backbone of the story. That was around 12 months ago. So now as I sit here and bulletpoint my story, chapter by chapter and compare it to what I first planned, it is amazing to see the amount of change that has occured. No doubt there with be more and more change to come too. A literary roller coaster ride.

So from the conception of idea, to my current placing in Chapter 11 has taken me around 2 1/2 years. Procrastination has been my biggest downfall, but hey, I still love the story and the characters. If it takes me another four years, its ok. My aim is still the same. My ambition still remains and I love my ‘moments’  lost in the depths of my book. No deadline. No pressure, just enjoyable writing at my own pace. Lovely. Amongst the special things (and people- Love you my wonderful family and friends!) I cherish this Thanksgiving weekend, I’m Thankful for that.

Happy Thanksgiving ‘moments’

Love Kelly x

Progress

I am not posting a long blog today as I am venturing into the world of writing Fiction. I love portraying the character of Katherine in dire situations, gets my heart racing and my fingers can hardly keep up with my mind.

Here is my twitter post:

“The happiest feeling to complete another Chapter #exciting!! Onto Chapter 10….”

I CANNOT wait for you all to read it. No more previews from Chapter 8 to keep you all in suspense.

Feedback for the first 8 welcome!In first draft form it has many faults but the story is too good to not make perfect. Kimber let me know where you read to. Vicky, did you continue on with what i gave you?

After that, I shall be requesting the services of an editor. So Exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Compliments fill hearts

Hey Subscribers! (all three of you :o))

The theme of today at the risk of sounding like a hippy child (I am one) is, spread the love.

This morning I did a bit of Hairdressing, lovely client. We got onto the subject of charitable actions and threw around a few ideas. One of them being a linked group who come together to donate items where they can, for local families in dire situations. For example, families affected by fire, victims of domestic abuse starting again, etc etc. The list could go on and on. The group can be messaged when the need arises and pull together, items, clothing etc for the family in need. What a difference that could make. Now, Imagine this group in the next community, then another in the next, heck in EVERY community.

You’ve heard the saying “Be the change you want to see in the world”.

Ideas and comments on this would be greatly received. It’s about being the person who cares, imagine the world full of people with the type of heart you have, would it be peaceful? Would it be giving? Would it be full of judgement?
I know that is one of my faults, especially when I see bad parking jobs!!. How many of us have seen a child behaving badly in a superstore and said “If I was that child’s Mother….!” It’s right, there are bad parents in the world, sadly, but there are also children with disorders like ADHD/ADD. How would we feel after making that comment to find actually that child has this and it fact, the Mother is a friend of your friends and a very good parent. We judge too quickly.

On a lighter note, a lovely friend of mine today asked to read some of my writing (my book). I consider her a close friend so I sent a little intro part. This is what she said;

“Kelly I need more please 🙂 its very good so far how long you been writing it for?”

When I read that, it made me want to write more. Just a few words. A few words can have an enormous impact. It lifted my spirits as I was feeling stuck again with my writing. So from now on, Vicky, Alison and Kimber; you are my wingwomen. Egging me on from the sidelines with your confidence in my current venture. Thank you for being wonderful friends. (I am now imagining you with a wonder-woman capes on for added effect Lol)

Compliments are very under-rated. I try to give at least one consciously, every single day, hundreds if I can. If i see a lady with nice boots, I’m gonna tell her. You never know the kind of day she is having and I just let her know she looks good. Some people ignore you, others smile so bright, you know you spead some love and made someone happy.

As I am learning Acronyms at the moment I am calling it a CM (compliment). So go on, get out there. Give your CM’s out to everyone! How many people’s spirits can we lift? How many days can we brighten? Lets do this thang :o)

Love and ‘Moments’
Kelly x

P.s. Laughter is even better. send me your jokes people!

show homes and body pillows

I sat down this morning with the intention of going to write as the amazing Katherine, but I am here instead. My head is awash with so much that I can’t find my faithful character. Poor girl. Waiting for me to write her story. Patient. Maybe tapping her fingers from time to time. Fictional life stuck on hold. Me holding the puppet strings, molding her dramas and loves with my imagination. How amazing is that. Edward and Bella were only alive in the mind of Stephanie Meyer for some time. Their wonderfully addictive love story unfolding into our beloved Twilight saga. Now Bella is alive in more minds than that of Stephanie’s. Powerful stuff when you think about it. I would like that. Who wouldn’t? I can aim as high as I like, disappointment is but a mere blip.  It doesn’t scare me enough to stop me trying. Neither does rejection. I’ll take it on the chin guvnor (in a cockney accent). Like I said yesterday, you have to try. Dare to dream as my niece’s tattoo says.

I am sat here at my kitchen table. The kettle is boiled (another thing waiting for me). Dishwasher humming away soothingly and I don’t have to think about driving and picking up from school for many hours. My moment with peace. *Content sigh*. It would be a happy sigh normally and it will be on Friday (that irritating song ‘Friday’ sounds in my head and surprisingly her excitement seems quite apt right now), as that, my friends is when I get the gorgeous Mr Kitson back. YAY! Oh Happy Days…*Happy Dance* (Oh flip, my tea).

Right, where was I? Day dreaming about my husband. A body pillow just doesn’t cut it. For one, it has no arms which I find most inconvenient and to be honest a little boring. I mean just a spooning hug would be nice but oh no..’I’m a pillow, I’m fluffy’, stupid fluffy pillow. 3 more sleeps.

Oh I have to tell you about that flipping prize house I went to view. It was FREAKING AMAZING!!! I never wanted to leave, contemplated hiding in a cupboard so I could be locked in there at night. Then when the staff came back the next morning it would be like Goldilocks all over again. I am telling you, I have been in some nice houses but this was something else. I found a place just by the window where you can look out at the top of the mountain. The evergreen tree tops peeking through as the cloud passed over them. THAT was a true moment with peace. Every worry washed away and I stood there soaking it in. Whoever wins that house is a very lucky person. Lucky to own such an amazing, feel good, luxurious, large, comfortable (did I say amazing) home and lucky to have me visit them every single day. Lucky lucky people.

I will leave you with a few pics to drool over with me.

Enjoy your ‘Moments’

Love Kelly x