And I Lost It

One of the reasons I started writing was to feed my hunger for learning. And few places offer more books, videos, and classes than becoming a writer. Since my last book took me nearly a year to write, I decided to try a few of them to see if they could help me focus and get my writing schedule back on track.

I started with a book I’d read five or so years ago on developing characters and plots. About 23 pages into the 45 page questionnaire, I had a crisis. I didn’t understand half of what the questions asked and those I did, I couldn’t figure out how to answer, and worse, this isn’t the first time I’d felt this way.

I want to be a better writer.

I want to constantly improve my craft.

But I have to come to terms with the fact that some people teach in a way that I will never understand what they are saying. I get it. That doesn’t mean it’s not frustrating as all get out, I’ve spent a week and a half on something that is mostly trash.


Because I did learn a few things. Things I can use in my book.

And really in the end, that’s a step in the write/right direction. 

Until next time.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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2 Responses to And I Lost It

  1. At least you realise it’s not going the way you wanted but I hope you can pull it back onto the right track and that you can still enjoy writing and learning!

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