Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The space in between.



What I wore: Top, Marshalls. Skirt, Express. Sandals, Minnetonka. 

Right now, I'm in that awkward space after finishing one story and before beginning another.
The space in between. 
It's tough to go from applying the finishing touches 
on a full, living block of text
to sitting in front of a completely blank page,
waiting to put down fresh marks on a brand new story.
It's hard to say goodbye to my last characters
and to delve into the personalities of totally new ones. 
Starting a new story is like meeting a stranger.
You're still discovering how to write it, how to uncover each perfect word from the depths of the
empty pages. You don't know which tone is the right one.
You don't know these characters inside and out yet.
 You might not even know how their story ends.
But at the same time, it's amazing to think of the sense of possibility.
It's a blank page.
You can fill it with greatness.
You can rectify all of your previous writing mistakes.
You can begin fresh.
Right now, I'm caught in the middle.
Half of me is still clinging to my last story, wanting to read it over and over
while the other half of me plunged straight into writing my next novel.
Most of the time, I just stare at the blinking cursor on
my word document and wait while I orient myself in this new world that I'm creating.
Just me and that little black cursor against that big white page.
The space in between. 

32 comments:

  1. a blank page is all sorts of scary and exciting all at the same time. you should just eat some ice cream with yoshi in the meantime!

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  2. My dream is to write a novel but inspiration hasn't hit me yet :/

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  3. When I get stuck staring at a blank page I grab a journal and go for a walk. Then I write down every little thing that pops into my head.I mean, EVERY single thing! You'll notice, when you get home and sit down to read it, that you now have all sorts of inspiration. I love doing this! I hope it helps :)

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  4. So cute and girly. Love the caption xxx


    Claudia
    http://pink-manolos.blogspot.com

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  5. Blank pages are exciting...I love creating a world, with people that were born straight from my mind! I haven't finished my story yet...I still have a ways to go. This is the first story that I actually plan on finishing, so I'm trying to take it slow. Still...I can't wait to start a new one!

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  6. Finishing a project is always the hardest! Good luck!

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  7. good luck!!! xoxo
    LOVE your outfit by the way!

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  8. good luck!!! xoxo
    LOVE your outfit by the way!

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  9. Love this post because you put it so perfectly! A blank page is both scary and inspiring at the same time, for me. Good luck with your next novel! xo

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

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  10. What a sweet and open blog post. I think everybody can relate to feeling that way at some point in their lives. I really love your polka dot top too! I've been looking for one that's tan and black

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  11. I enjoy that Jes is enticing you with ice cream, even in the most reandom of situations.

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  12. The blank page is scary.. but think of all that is to come! The next step in your journey will be a great one... just give it time and everything, comes together!

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  13. Just reading this blog post makes me want to read one of your stories and get to know those characters that you don't want to let go of...

    I feel the same way after finishing reading a great book, I hesitate to start a new one because I was so attached to the characters I just finished getting to know.

    You are a very talented writer, little missy!

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  14. Hopefully you give us an excerpt sometime!

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  15. I love that blouse, so pretty!

    Julia x

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  16. wait a minute, are you telling me that you're already done with an entire novel? andrea, I can barely read an entire novel and you're dishing them out right and left?! not to mention, you are the hottest author I have ever seen. ever.

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  17. I think you will fill it with greatness, ps you look great in polka dots :)
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  18. Do it! :)
    and I love your outfit especially the shirt! xo

    lovelyaddictions.blogspot.com

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  19. Amazing outfit!!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  20. I want to read your books, girl!

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  21. Cute blouse. Love the polka dots!

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  22. love your outfit!i like so much!!

    kiss

    http://alazne-apieceofme.blogspot.com.es/

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  23. Adorable outfit! :) Love it! Now following you after seeing your blog on 'The Coffehouse'. :)

    Check out my blog: http://justplainjade.blogspot.com

    XoXo

    -Jade Sierra-

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  24. Adorable outfit! :) Love it! Now following you after seeing your blog on 'The Coffehouse'. :)

    Check out my blog: http://justplainjade.blogspot.com

    XoXo

    -Jade Sierra-

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  25. 1. Your hair is AH-MAZING.
    2. Your top is super cute and I love your whole outfit.
    3. Good luck with your new story!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  26. Can I have just a pinch of your writing talents? And your hair. I want your hair.

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  27. Just stumbled across your blog and I have to say it's cute! Love the poem!

    www.beanabeach.com

    XXX

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  28. What a great post.. definitely an inside look into how an author feels while writing. I want to read one of your novels! I bet it's amazing. Love you blog too! Newest follower :) Thanks for following mine!

    xoxo

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  29. Thanks for the comment on the blog!

    You have the most gorgeous hair! Super envious over here!

    Love your blog! Following for sure.

    x

    http://twenty-four-sevenfashion.blogspot.ca

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  30. Realyy cute outfit :)

    xcocolienx.blogspot.com

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  31. That's a really cute top! :) New follower!

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com
    I'm having a new giveaway on my blog if you're interested!

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