Mind Barf From The Ranch Pen

No More Mind Barf

While some people in this age of ebooks are churning out three or more books per year, Danni McGriffith Super-slow-author is not. I always think, “I should crank out more books like those prolific people do!”. Then I look at the scientific formula below (that I made up just now and metaphorically taped to my forehead) to remind myself why that ain’t a good idea.

3-4 books/year by Danni McGriffith=Mind Vomit

Or,

3-4 books/year by Danni McGriffith=Danni’s personal journal

Below I’ve included a fill-in-the-blank sample entry from my personal journal to prove my point.

Oct __

Woke up from a nightmare where I killed ___wearing only my___. Feeling mentally unhinged and prickly toward___. My___hurts. I also have a strange pain in my___. Clear skies, high south wind, 99*.

Obviously, I should confine the mind barf to the journal and the blog and write my way through my books at a snail’s pace. Which is what I am doing on the third book in my Love Is Not Enough series.

One of the main characters in this book is Annie DeRossi Campbell, an emotionally frozen young Navajo woman who is reluctantly coming unfrozen. Almost everything about her goes on beneath the surface. She’s an exhausting personality for the other characters to deal with and she’s an exhausting personality to write. However, I want her to be okay, so I’ll keep trying with her. You can read more about Annie’s origins here.

While we’re on the book topic, people have asked whether there will be a follow-up to my novel geared toward the younger set, Agnes Campbell’s Hat. I plan to write one, but have not started it yet. If only there were more hours in the day, or more and younger brain cells sparking around in the old cranium!

Finally, the first book in the Love Is Not Enough series, The Cedar Tree, was free for a few days this week. It made number two on the Amazon top 100 free books in the Western and Frontier slot and top ten in Family Sagas, so thank you very much to anyone who downloaded a copy. I really appreciate it. Remember, too, anyone with an Amazon Prime membership or Kindle Unlimited can borrow my books for free on their Kindle and if you have paid for a download, you can share it with a friend or family member on their Kindle for free, as well.

Until next time, thanks so much for reading. God Bless all y’all and enjoy David Wesley doing The Stand.

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This artist doesn’t necessarily endorse the blog, I just love his music. If you do, too, you can download it on iTunes.

 

6 thoughts on “Mind Barf From The Ranch Pen

  1. Just be sure not to lose any of your journals because we will want to read all of the filled in blanks after you are dead… Thanks!

  2. Your personal journal sounds hysterically delicious. And personal… And about quantity over quality – I never want to read a thick book that I skim over 1/2 to 3/4 of it!!! What a rip-off. Keep writing at whatever pace you need to. But hurry up, please. (smirk)

  3. Danni, I love your sense of humor. But you’re so right about not writing too many books in a year. I think some people really rush the writing and put stuff out that later they’re going to be embarrassed about.

    The character you’re currently working on sounds complex and fun. I admire that you’re taking the time to fully develop her. Happy writing!

    • Thank you, Drema. Sometimes I wonder if people haven’t gotten so comfortable online they think of writing books as something akin to dashing off quick comments on Facebook or Twitter. Possibly good in short bursts, but books full of such stuff? Not so much. Thank you for stopping by. I hope your WIP is coming on apace. 🙂

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