Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Progress and a Dilemma


I have completed the full rough draft (really rough draft) of Karen and Kyra's story.  I need to complete the full rough draft of the teacher/writer story line (I am about half way through).  I am 11,000 polished words into the book.  I wish there were more hours in a day.

When I was a child I remember my mom saying "Think about all the things one could accomplish if we didn't need to sleep!"  At the time I didn't really understand what she I ponder if I could get by on a few less hours of sleep a night and spend that time writing.

Hmmm, if I did that I would probably become more strange and neurotic, not sure my family would like that.

A Dilemma-

Recently there was a book published using the title Where the Ocean Meets the Sky.  I wish that book and the author all the luck in the world and many copies sold, BUT, it leaves me finding a new title for my book.  (tear - I really liked the one I had)

Karen and Kyra's story is set on the west coast of Florida.  Karen looks to that point on the horizon where the sun sets to gather strength, to find hope, and to subside her fears.  The teacher/writer's (I haven't decided on her name yet) story is set on the coast of North Carolina.  She looks to that point on the horizon where the sun rises to gather peace for herself and inspiration to overcome writer's block and finish her novel...which is Karen and Kyra's story.  Both Karen and the teacher/writer rely on their view of where the ocean meets the sky to get them through tough times.

If you have any suggestions for the new title, please let me know.

Until next time...