When Writing Hurts

I'm not going to lie. Today was painful.

I've gotten to the part of my manuscript where I have to tie up all these little loose ends. You'd think it would be easy. I thought it would be easy. Boy, was I wrong.

This morning, I sat down at the cafe with a coffee in hand. I re-read a few pages of what I did yesterday and got to work. The problem came when I realized there was a major hole in my plot. Like, oops, how did you not see this as a problem until now, kind of hole.

What's worse was that I could not seem to fix it. I must've re-written the same 4 paragraphs 47 times. Arrrrg!

Needless to say, I ended my work day feeling a bit frustrated. To get myself back on track, I looked through my Pinterest board I curated for this book. As I was flipping through the images, ideas began to flow and I think I have figured out a solution to my dilemma.

And because I'm feeling good and giddy again, I thought I'd share a couple of these photos with you!

My main character, looks a lot like this girl. I love her freckles and her curls. Plus, she's really pretty in a very natural sort of way.

The Haunting of Red Blood Hill main character

One of the big elements used in my upcoming book is the Weeping Willow tree, similar to the one pictured below.

weeping willow tree

Beautiful, isn't it? When I was in middle school, I watched a movie called My, Girl starring an 11 year old McCauley Culken. Have you seen it? In the movie, the two kids play on this magnificent willow tree, and that image has stuck with me since. And I sort of fell in love with them. So it's no wonder, really, that the willow tree became a prominent part of my story. How, you ask? Well, you'll have to wait to find that out.

In the mean time, read some books! If you have one you liked recently, share it with me!

Happy reading!


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