All week long I had been hoping to have time set aside for working on my research and writing, but it just hasn't happened up until now. Other things have been keeping me busy. Tomorrow will be my day to sit down and really delve into things. My 16 year old will be working and gone for the day, and I have no other plans, besides carting him back and forth from work.
I have a lot of information about the area and lighthouse I will be writing about. I plan to actually sit down and figure out all the details (or as many as possible) in regards to where I want the setting to be, and how I want it to look. I didn't allow myself to do this before now, because I know I will need a solid chunk of time to sift through all the information. I feel like I am creeping closer and closer towards the actual goal of writing.
This afternoon I was able to attend a creative writing workshop at our local college campus. It was good. I also have started doing web searches for free writing courses, particularly in fiction and characterization. I am eagerly looking forward to having some time this evening to check into that as well, while my husband and son are gone.
Each day I continue to have some type of confirmation in regards to this calling that the Lord has given me. I have been in correspondence with an author from Maine that writes and homeschools. I was curious to how she balances it all, and she gave me some pointers. I also was in contact with my magazine editor who directed me to another lady that has a real interest in lighthouses. I look forward to dialoguing with her. It seems the Lord continues to bless and encourage me along in this writing journey.