Wednesday, January 30, 2013

She's Wants (Character Development), a ROW80 Check-In

It's time for mid-week check in for ROW80 (Around the Words in 80 days.)
I can't believe its Wednesday.  My most busy day of the week and its all in the evening.
First: Healing Prayer Service at my church.
Second: Book Club, also a church gathering, we're reading Francis McNutt's The Power that Heal It's about praying at home with family for healing.
Third and Last: Coffee Club where we discuss God over steaming cup of coffee at the local coffee shop.
And now my ROW80 check-in
On Sunday I realized I didn't know what my heroine wanted. Click this link for the post all about that part of my novel writing journey here titled What Does She Wants, A ROW80 Check-In,

I haven't been writing.  A lot on my mind. Like what do I want to do with my life? What Career? No I'm not a high school student or college student but I'm at that point again in my life where I must make a decision. I was kind of hoping God would just hit me over the head with a brilliant idea for a job and I could go on my merry way down that path.

What I really want to do is write.  Write fiction. I want to be published to see my book on a shelf or even just a e-book with an amazing publisher's name standing behind it.
But I need a job to make money as I write, and as I learn.
Maybe Feathers and Deaf will be pubished in the next few years. Oh wow I could dream that all day. but I need to finish it and I will finish it with the support of my new friends from ROW80 (Thank you guys) and my crazy friends here around me too.

Sorry I got off track but it's what I've been thinking about since last Wednesday.
What does my main character want? She wants to find her friend.  In the first chapter she's in the lunch room trying to find her best friend in the crowd.  In different ways through out the book she'll be looking for her friend.

How are all the rest of the ROW80 writers doing this week?

Annie Laurie


  1. I'm still stuck on that "what I want to be when I grow up" thing. How far along are you with "Feathers and Deaf"? I bet you could finish it and self-publish by the end of the year... I'm pushing, I know, but it sounds like you've been giving it a lot of thought. Good luck!

    1. Hello one hand typing, not far yet into the 2nd draft only finished the 1st ch so far. I got stuck but now have some ideas for moving forward

  2. Hi Annie,
    I totally know what you mean about wanting God just to hand you a letter saying 'by the way, this is the best path for you right now', though I haven't had it happen it. It took Him/me 10 years to work around to me realising I wanted to write, and after that have spent the last year begging to leave my day job so I could write full time. But luckily he didn't listen, because I haven't been in a position to support myself through writing, and probably won't be for quite a while.
    However, knowing that you want to write is a great place to be in. And maybe ask what sort of writing He wants you to be doing right now. You never know, you might get work at a Christian magazine to keep you practicing :D (or end up working in a totally unrelated field that pays the bills, like me.)

  3. Ok I wrote a really long reply to you Elizabeth but it didn't publish for some reason. Love your profile picture by the way. Can't remember what else I said hate when that happens... 0_0