Writing

Writer’s Block

I have a story stuck in my head.  It’s been there for about ten or so years now, shifting, changing, and growing, it’s characters becoming fuller in my mind throughout the years.

For the past few weeks I’ve really been fleshing out the ideas in my head, figuring out the characters, how they would work together, simplifying the world the story lives in because I was making it way more complicated than it needed to be.  And I’ve been sitting here for a half hour trying to figure out what word should begin this story.

I can usually force myself to write a basic blog post.  Blogs are about my life, things that I honestly think or that really happened.

But a story completely from my mind?  That’s different.  I love my characters.  Their plot makes me worried about how it will all turn out in the end (because honestly, I’m not 100% sure if the good guys win and everyone makes it…) and I want to write it out because I want to see where it can go.  I want to know what happens, and that’s hard to do when it’s kept all up inside my head.

Plus, I’m terrified no one will like it.  Worse, I’m scared someone will hate it.  Granted, it’s not like I have to share what I write… but isn’t that how stories come to life?

I’m toying with the idea of starting another side blog just for this story.  Where I would publish one chapter regularly (maybe every two weeks?) just to keep myself on a schedule of writing.  Because I want this story to see actual words on a page (or screen, as it were). To gain a life outside of my head.

All this to say…  Shall I give it a go?  Would anyone read it? Gimme some input, ye peoples of the interwebs.

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Writing

Disney Housewife gets a makeover!

Pic: My boy and his dog.

Quick post today, y’all!

You may have noticed that not only has the title and layout of the blog has changed, but also the web address!

Why The Merry Mousewife?

“Mouse” is for two things: it’s in honor of Mickey Mouse (or as my son likes to say, “Mi-Mouse!), still sounds like “housewife” (since that’s my primary job that I love), and also reminds me of the Churchmice from Robin Hood.  Much of my growing up years were spent at church as both parishioner and as a musician, including many Holy Weeks where I would be at church every day, often more than once! My faith is still important in my life today, and a huge part of who I am, and I wanted to find a way to honor that as well.

So there you have it: Mickey, being a housewife, and my faith all came together to form this revamped blog.  I think the change will help me open up a new world of writing for myself, and I hope you enjoy!