Monday, September 21, 2015

Working on the next story by Barbara Edwards #TWRP

Barbara Edwards
I finally realized that switching from editing to writing to editing was the reason why I feel so tired. People tend to forget that creativity used the right-brain and analysis uses the left-brain.
I know I did. 

in case you didn’t know, there are a number of scientific studies about people having a dominant side to their brain which influences their career path. Accountants are considered left-brain. Writers are considered right-brain. 

Only its not that simple. Writers  do more than write. Besides creating a new story,  we need to analyze our plot, plan character details, and keep track of all the fine points. 
so we switch back and forth.

This month has been a challenge. I finished the last edit on Dixie’s Gift, a holiday romance for The Wild Rose Press. I worked on Jacob’s story, a paranormal romance for my Rhodes End Series. Also worked on Book four in the Rhodes end Series. To make it more difficult I got distracted by a dream about Max and had to start his story. 
With the work I’ve been doing on War is Heck, I am twisting my brain in spirals. And I’m no-where near done. 
Dixie’s Gift will be released shortly.

I plan to finish the rewrites on War is Heck in the next couple weeks.
Jacob, Max and Daniel from book four are all hanging over my head, waiting their turns. 
Doing this, I also realized I love writing more and more.

OOps, I forgot the short story for the Roses of Prose Christmas.

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Margo Hoornstra said...

And through all the left/right twists putting your brain into spirals (LOVE that description BTW) you come out the other side maintaining the joy of writing. In the end, I guess that's what it's all about. Thanks for the shot of inspiration.

Barbara Edwards said...

You're welcome, Margo.

Diane Burton said...

Love the "spiral" brain description. I feel that way most days, too. Best wishes on the edits, writing, plotting, etc.

Jannine Gallant said...

When I'm in major edit mode, I try to stay there until I'm finished. Then I go back to writing mode with a clear head. Maybe this technique has actually been helping me. Who knew!

Rolynn Anderson said...

Sometimes my right and left brains fight each other for me a headache. For instance, I both love and hate editing, which is what I'm doing now. But I never hate wine and chocolate, so I always couple editing with one or the other, or both!

Alison Henderson said...

That made my head spin just reading it. I'm a much more linear person. I can only effective concentrate on one thing at a time. I only read one book at a time, and I can only write one book at a time. I can intersperse some promo and blog activities with my writing, but that's about it. I must have a much simpler brain.

Leah St. James said...

Since I spend all day at the "paycheck job" constantly multitasking and jumping from one thing to another (or from two/three things to two/three others). When I get home, I can't focus. I'm sure this is the root of the expression to "fry" your brains...or whatever it is. (See, I can't think.) I'm generally a linear thinker on top of that. I'm doomed!! :-) When I do get an opportunity to slow down and process/think, I can recover that joy of writing.

Brenda Whiteside said...

I never thought about having to switch back and forth. I'm tired too!