I made it to Saturday, the end of this week. I looked back over the work I have done on Josephine’s story. I had forgotten how much I have put in to it and how much I have written. So now I am working on the beginning of the book. Strange, a different genre for me, but characters have the same control and a voice of their own. This is my world, so I can live in it and enjoy my planet Earth about 165 years ago. I have done my research, but there is much more to accomplish. After I share with my writers’ group tomorrow, I will give you a little taste of Josephine’s world. Maybe you will tell me if I am close to hitting the mark.
I have not followed through lately on a story about Josephine Rollins Ort. She is the woman the county where I live is named after. I have written several scenes for her book, but I need to pull the story together. Today I got to thinking that I was trying too hard to write a book with all the historical information that I have gathered in it . I hope to have something to share by the time the next Josephine County Historical Society meeting takes place. That means I need to concentrate on it for the rest of the month of May.
One thought that occurred to me was that I was struggling to put too much into it. This needs to be a story that young girls can enjoy and identify with. It is a little outside my genre of writing preference, but I am hoping that it is a challenge that I can do proud. All this being said, I had better get to it and work on the structure for the book. Finny and Xandra will have to wait for a while, but maybe when I am able to get back to work on their stories they will have missed me so much, that the words will flow from my fingers.
Thoughts and input appreciated.