Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fall Wears

Fall really is a perfect time for wigs. They keep you warm, and don't feel as cumbersome as they do in spring or summer. I'm still in love with this lavender creation from Miss Violet Lace. It's holding up well, and considering I have no idea how to wash and restyle it, that is great news to me. I recently tried to straighten my pink wig I bought from her and I think I ruined it. We will see. I should have looked up what to do instead of just plowing ahead.

So I've been enjoying this wig recently. I love having colorful fun hair. And I love falling leaves. Everything is gorgeous right now where I live and I'm trying to soak it all up before the barren winter descends and absconds with all the color.

I have another thing to talk about. It's nano month, so that means everyone and their mom is writing a novel or talking about writing a novel. Remember when I was writing a novel? And I said I was going to finish it? Well, I can't. I mean, I don't know how. I'm stressed up to my eyeballs even thinking about it and I hate where I was taking it and I don't know how to go back and fix it and... I just feel frustrated and that I let a lot of people down. So yeah, there's that. Not sure what to do exactly.

I really want to finish but I just feel so stuck. I feel like I've lost connection with the hearts of my characters. And I don't want that.

In short, I'm giving up. Shelving the idea. For now. Maybe I'm just not ready, or maybe I'm trying to do to much (blog, youtube, take care of husband, wash my own socks and you know, all the other regular adult stuff...) or maybe it's just not meant to be.

And yes, if you must know, I have cried over it and I feel so torn. But what can you do?


Charlotte Wood said...

I really have enjoyed reading your novel. Maybe if you give it some space, and come back to it a few months later, and take out what you don't like, it will come together. You might be knitting away and suddenly have inspiration strike! I really loved reading it, and I hope you don't give up on writing. I have read a lot of published books that were not as good as your book.

Rachel G said...

I'm a big fan of purple hair, as you well know. I think writing long-form fiction is very difficult. It is definitely not my strong suit, I've never successfully managed it.

Carolynn said...

thank you :) you've given me motivation! I shall attempt to finish it :) I do want to.