Thursday, August 19, 2010

Just Some Ramblings...

Nope, I do not have a new word count. I just had some time to kill today, so I thought I would grace you with another post. ::Snorts:: Yeah, I am so not like that. I adore all of my followers and love your comments. Speaking of... if you are following me and I have not followed you yet, leave me a link. Don't be subtle, it takes a sledgehammer to get my attention sometimes.

I have been reading some Nora Roberts books lately. (Don't judge me, she has awesome freakin' plots! I skip over all that mushy love/sex crap anyway.)

I have just one question as far as Ms. Roberts goes...

How does she do it????? You crack open one of her books and you are faced with two pages, TWO PAGES, of her written works. She is about to run out of room. Then again, maybe it has been bumped up to about 3 pages these days as these are older books I am reading.

How? How? I can barely juggle the two stories I have in the works and do not even have time to sneeze on any other idea.

Speaking of, I need to write down said ideas before I lose them completely.

Insane. Granted, though, I do not know how often she puts out a book, but seriously, she's like a machine.

Stephen King got the same way for awhile, but then his books weren't doing very well (in my opinion) and got kind of boring. But Roberts has fresh ideas, at least from my perspective. I am not a big fan of paranormal romance, let alone romance. If it doesn't have a good, strong plot, forget it. I don't want to read page after page of hot monkey sex. But again. MY opinion. Doesn't count for much, but it is mine, my own, my precious.

I would like to be able to discipline myself to get to the point where I could crank out a story a year, but I am still so new to my world building, plus having to introduce this young world. Perhaps someday I will get there.

Am I being too "Instant Gratification-ish"? How fast do you come up with ideas or do they take you forever? Do you focus on one idea at a time or do you bounce back and forth to keep fresh perspectives?

I'm sure I am being redundant in this post, I know I posted something similar a little while back, but it still baffles me.

Have a great end of the week and weekend!


linda said...

Hot monkey sex? Oh giggle.
I'm not a Norah fan, gasp!
Have you read any Tess Garritson?

I keep coming back here cuz you make me giggle when a giggle is much needed.

In fact... i dang well like your blog.

Stay baffled. It makes for good post.


A most enjoyable post loved the read.
Have a good day.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I guess when you have no other obligations or distractions in your life, you have time to do nothing but write. I know I'll never get to that point.

N. R. Williams said...

Ms. Roberts has a secretary and insomnia. Well, I'm not sure about the insomnia part. She may have five secretaries. Who knows? Loved your post.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

N. R. Williams said...

Hey there Mel. I wanted to do something awesome for you so I gave you a blog award. Come pick it up and pass it along.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

angelarene said...

Oh How I can relate to your angst!! I can come up with ideas quick but putting them into my plot is a whole nother story....I like you, wish I could crank out the words effortlessly and get them to blend seamlessly into my plot...eventually they come together but to be able to do it without weeks of staring off into space and the jaw clenching angst that accompanies my efforts would be so nice....We'll just keep forging ahead Right? Good luck with it :)

Mel Chesley said...

Nancy...thanks! I do love me some awards. :D
And Slut, I will do my damnedest to keep forging ahead. As long as I have pals like you to forge with me, the road won't be so dark. It will be fun!!