Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Don't Tell Me There's No Time

  It's easy to say there is no time to write. Especially if you haven't started your project yet. The truth is there is time if you make time. Many writers will schedule a specific time in the day when they will write. This works if you honor your schedule and don't miss your allotted time. In fact it's a very responsible way to make absolutely sure you can fit writing into your everyday.
  My case is a bit tricky being that I've got a newborn. My schedule is not currently my own as all parents know who've dealt with a brand new baby. I could really use this as an excuse not to write but I haven't. For one thing, I have to write. I get depressed if I don't write. It's like breathing for me. I had to make time.
  A drooling cutie pie who already is grabbing at everything is not a good laptop buddy if you're looking to keep your computer in working order, so I had to come up with another way. I carry around a notebook and whenever I get a chance I write. Sometimes I'll have tons of pages that I will then have to transfer to my computer but in the end the writing is there and my project is progressing. For those of you who are struggling. Give my carry the notebook advice a try. Good luck and happy writing!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Sounds of Writing

   For the last... I'd say three books I've written music has made a big difference for me. In fact there are many writers who swear by music for inspiration and for background noise. In my experience it serves well for both. Stephanie Meyer is one for example who has written about being inspired by music and she's not the only one. On the other side many written works have inspired works of art whether they be music or paintings or whatever.
   Music is a great idea to help get a writer out of a rut and into a groove. There are some bumps you can run into trying to mix music with writing. Here are some tips for trying it out. If you're going to write a high pressure, blood pumping moment in your project you should pick out a few songs that do that for you. Pick music that gets your blood pumping, music that paints the picture in your minds eye of what is happening in your project. The same goes for other moods, romantic moments, sad ones or happy.
   Ideally you will select music that you know. This is because you want to have it in the background of your mind and not in the forefront which it will be if it's unfamiliar to you. You'll be trying to decide if you like the music instead of settling into a comfortable groove in which your fingers will fly across your keyboard. Try it out and see what works for you.
   Right now I am trying out the website Pandora Radio in which you can input songs or artists and it will create a free radio station for you that plays like music. I am still deciding on it for my writing as it does introduce many new artists and that can be distracting but I love it for my everyday background.
   Happy writing! I hope you find your groove :D
   Eris Kelli

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Years

So for my New Year's Resolution I've promised myself that I will do better at keeping my readers and followers informed of what's going on with my writing.

I'm excited to report that my book, Harper Levine and a Gypsy's Truth, is really close to getting a release date. Yay! :D I'll let you know as soon as I do.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.