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I am a woman on a journey. Where I'll end up is yet to be discovered.

Doing the Happy Writer Dance!


Dancing is not my forte, so you had better be glad you can’t see me right now!

I love it when you pick up a first draft that you’d given up for lost and that magical moment hits when you realize – Wait! This isn’t as bad as I thought!! Determined to finish the story, I’d picked up the draft that I was going to let simmer. Okay, even calling this a first draft seemed a bit optimistic, and by “simmer,” I really meant that it was going to sit on a shelf collecting dust because I was sure it held no promise whatsoever.

Not true!

Once I got back into the story I realized it had some potential. The work I’d already done had pretty good bone structure. All might not be lost after all, and the story I thought was going to continue to bore me started speaking to me. Turns out the characters had some things to say. So I got to writing. Soon, I found myself swept up and enjoying it. I was having ideas for ways to expand scenes, add new ones, take away old ones, and make the words tighter. I thought of ways to improve the main character’s interactions. So I write and I write into the wee hours of the night. (er…morning.) And I’m enjoying every second.

Finally this work is starting to come together for me. It has a long way to go, but it is showing me the promise of my original idea. That’s pretty exciting stuff when you had believed all was lost!

So I’m in my happy place right now, feeling my story and writing what I’m calling my second first draft! Lots of work ahead but I see it coming together in my mind and I can’t even describe the satisfaction.

And back to writing I go!!


Author: kristilazzari

I am a happily divorced mom and writer from rural Alabama. My daughter and I live off the beaten path with a spoiled rotten Flat Haired Retriever that believes herself to be a lap dog. Books are my passion, my day job keeps the lights on.

2 thoughts on “Doing the Happy Writer Dance!

  1. Kristi that’s just awesome! Reading your blog so tied into my daily book reading this morning ( love it when that happens ) talking about the courage and of the seed, how the seed is in the dark for what must seem like a eternity, then it begins to crack a little and then it has to crack it’s shell wide open and fight its way through the soil to the sunlight to become the flower/tree whatever it’s going to be. The process even though dark and painful at times leads us into unimaginable beauty and transcendence. So glad you are enjoying the ride Kristi!

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