I've been inspired by my fellow LDS authors to start my own blog. As for what it will entail, only time will tell. At one time, during my early teenage years, I wrote faithfully in my journal. As time went on and my responsibilities increased, I found myself picking up my journal less and less. Since I've all but stopped writing in my journal, I hope this format might be used more frequently.
Recently I accepted the challenge by another author, Tristi Pinkston, to write a book in a month. We started on Monday and, if all goes well, those of us who accepted her challenge will have a finished novel by midnight on October 9th. The book I chose to start is a parallel novel to "Freefall" which will be released sometime in the spring of 2008. I already have a second novel written and almost ready to submit, but I decided to write a third in the series simply because I know most of the characters names.
Imagine a writer that has trouble naming characters and picking titles. Well, that's me. Once I figure out the basic names, I can steal a few minutes here and there at the computer and suddenly find a completed manuscript on my desk four or five weeks later. It's like I'm not sure exactly how it got there, but sometimes I think it's best not to overanalyze these things! Now I just have to hope that the same magic I've experienced in the past will fill my imagination as this challenge continues. Wish me luck -- and good luck to the rest of you out there who are participating in this challenge as well.