Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Let's talk about something positive, because that doesn't happen as often as I'd like. Pessimist should be my middle name, but once in a while I have something to be optimistic about.

For example, this week, amidst a seemingly perpetual torrent of bad news,  I've made really good progress on my novel!!

Check out that progress meter, over there, on the sidebar. I'm already at about 11,ooo words. That's pretty good progress, I think, considering I just recently started this project. Though I had been working on it some, I just wasn't making the amazing progress I had hoped I might. So I talked to Melanie about resuming writing group again one day a week. She agreed that she had time and that it was a good idea. So, yesterday, we did just that. After we walked our two miles, we sat down to write together.

Though I only wrote about 1,300 words while we wrote together--admittedly, we got side tracked and spent a good portion of the time chatting--the process of writing, in a new (or at least different) environment was helpful. It got my brain working and running my ideas past Melanie helped me to work out one of the issues I was having with a the resolution of plot points. So, even though our writing session was only marginally fruitful words-wise, it was incredibly helpful ideas-wise.

So, today, with yesterday's progress fresh in my mind, I sat down to write while Matt slept. Whatever was jarred loose yesterday was still rattling around in there because I wrote a little more than 3,600 words today--that's like, oh, I don't know, a little less than 1/3 of my total progress so far... written just today!!

Eh, hem, pardon me for a moment... GO ME!!!

So, I'm sitting here right now and as I write this I'm thinking I should try to get some more words in because Matt's off tomorrow, which means he'll want my undivided attention. Especially since it's his only day off this week (he works six 12 hour shifts this week). But, it's already 8:30 and that means bed for me. I like to be up between 4:00 and 5:00 a.m., which cannot happen unless I go to bed. I need me some sleep. Good sleep + exercise + eating better + writing group = writing success!!

Okay, just one more, because 3,600 words in one day is epic... GO ME!!

Alrighty, I think I can go to bed happy now that I've patted myself on the back. Yeah, time for sleep. Maybe more words while he sleeps in the morning. He may want my attention, but the dude has to get some rest.

Good night!