I can’t see it anymore

I’m editing.

Yay me.

But as I edit, I’m finding something so easy…difficult. When I write, I write the way I hear it in my head. The more I write the better I get at it. That is great but when I go back to rephrase something, take out all the “was” sentences or just some weak words or sentences, I’m finding it difficult. When I read someone else’s work, it is not difficult for me to rephrase. What makes my own words more difficult?

I don’t know the answer to this. I’ve been sitting here thinking about it. I want to edit as much of my own manuscript as possible, partially for me to learn to develop my writing skills and partially so there will not be as many mistakes even after an editor hits it.

Just in case you are wondering, I am not editing Surviving, like I said I was going to. I can’t get into it. I know, I know. Bad author. But it is what it is. And finally I have time to write. Summer will officially be here (for me) tomorrow and I have a schedule made out for myself.

So Finding Rapture….Here I come.

J.L. Sprague


Stuck in a Rut

Currently, I’m finally coming out of my rut. A major rut. *Shew*

I go through these ruts where I just can’t write. I come up with ideas and story-lines but I just cannot write the story. I like to believe it’s my mind helping me along my journey of being an author.
I’m not like other people or other authors so the fact that I haven’t gotten a single thing accomplished since late February in my “author” world is frustrating but okay with me.
What have I been doing since February?
I have been working on my writing technique, reading, working at my day job, and taking my son to baseball nearly every day of the work week.

I will admit, even if I hadn’t been in a rut, I wouldn’t have had much time for writing. But, today is Mother’s day and I finally felt like writing and editing.
Unfortunately, my computer must hate me being away from it for so long because it keeps giving me the dreaded ‘not responding’ message.

Something major happened a few days ago. I read a book that I want to RAVE over!
I randomly chose a book on my Kindle and started to read.
I fell in love over this book.
It Had to be You by Susan May Warren.

It Had to be You captured my attention, captured my heart and took my mind through the most remarkable ride I have been on in quite some time. At the time I started reading the book I had no idea that it was in a series, I just started to read. There are some hints that it is not the first in the series…and it isn’t, but it doesn’t matter thankfully. Reading this book – I believe – finally gave me back my moe-joe (or however yall spell this (; )

There are some christian values in this book but it never pushes it down your throat. The story gives encouragement and while doing so, takes you on a crazy ride. I don’t want to tell anything about the story, only that it has stayed with me and I wish I could write as powerful of a story. This is going to be my goal. I don’t care about anything else. I want my words to have influence and to be remarkable. Whether or not it sells, doesn’t matter. I want to be like Susan May Warren.

I am grateful that I found this book. I am grateful that I found this author. I haven’t read anything else by her yet, but it is only a matter of time.

Now, out of my rut, I can’t wait to redo and finish some projects that have been on hold for a while.