Monday, November 24, 2014

Why Can't I Stop Writing?

Good Morning. Last week I finally finished THE SEDUCTION OF MR. SUMMERVILLE. And I told you the ending sucked. And it did. Well, yesterday I had a brain fart and a whole new ending came tumbling out. Two pages worth, so I wrote it down, wrote The End and called it good. Which I think it was.

However, once I finished, I started to write the first few pages for another story in this series, which is SUPPOSED to be complete. Problem is, I need to write it from a totally different POV. See, I've had all these characters in my head for a long time. They're like my extended family. I know their quirks and their habits, and the way they speak.

And this character isn't new, he's just never made his presence known to me. He's like a ghostly apparition. I know he's there, he's always there, but I know absolutely nothing about him. Well, other than the fact he lost his missionary parents to influenza, he's 55, and he's a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army. That's it.

And I don't really HAVE to write this story. The Series is finished. Everyone has their happily ever after. Well, except for one person. One VIP. or should I say one VIC (very important character). And that bothers the snot out of me. I mean, why should this VIC not have a happy ending?

I think, because I'm evil.

I think, because I don't really want to let go of this series.

I think, because I've lost my mind.

Anyway, I started writing this new story. I'm not very far in and I'm not crazy nuts trying to write it and finish it. I'm giving myself until the end of January for that. It's going to be short and sweet and to the point. I'm going to try and release it for Valentine's Day. I think that date is appropriate. Who doesn't love a love story on Valentine's day?


In other news, SEDUCTION is available for pre-order, or will be soon, I only uploaded it this morning. It should be across the board by Thanksgiving.

I finalized my gift card orders for school this morning so I'm don't have to be insane this week worrying about it. That means I'll have more time to blog. FINALLY. I'm still having trouble commenting on certain blogs, and STILL trying to rectify that. If you don't see me, it's not because I don't read you, it's because I can't comment. And it's nothing on your end, it's on mine.

I did all my laundry over the weekend, so today marks the BIG CLEAN. Ugh. I mean, the really BIG CLEAN. Dusting and washing windows, as well as all the other regular cleaning. I would rather scrub a 100 toilets than dust.


Tell me -- Do you ever get the urge to write MORE when you don't really have to? Do you think EVERYONE needs to have a happy ever after? What is your least favorite household chore?


Anne Gallagher (c) 2014


Sarah Ahiers said...

I frequently think about stories i could write for the other characters, but i don't usually follow through. I'm lazy.

And pretty all the household chores are my least favorite

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Just saying hi

Happy Thanksgiving

Stacy McKitrick said...

I always want to write more. There's this novella I want to write, taken from a novel that will never see the light of day. Someday I'll get to it, too.

Least favorite chore? Cleaning the house. The dusting-sweeping-vacuuming-washing floors-type of cleaning. Maybe if I didn't have so much junk, it would be easier. Hmmm... :)

Maria Zannini said...

I prefer stories with happy ever after or at least something that leaves me contented with the ending.

Re: chores
The only thing I hate to do is empty the outside water lines (sprinklers/spigots/animal waterers) before a freeze. After a few of those, anything else is a piece of cake.

Anne Gallagher said...

Sarah -- I guess that's the problem with writing a series. You're never really done unless a character dies.

Mac -- Hi back at ya! Happy Thanksgiving.

Stacey -- I just wish I could start the next book in a different series to take my mind off this one. And yeah, pretty much all housework sucks.

Maria -- Well, my critique partner has her hands on the story, so it's her call whether or not to let the story end the way I have.

Yeah, I can remember emptying water lines, and you're right it does suck. ha sometimes literally.

Carol Kilgore said...

I hate everything about cleaning house. But I love for my house to be clean. It's a no-win situation.

Congrats on finishing...almost :)

Hope your Thanksgiving was awesome!