Friday, July 3, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things 3-7-15

This post is part of  Lexa Cain's bloghop, Celebrate the Small Things (Lexa has just taken it over from VikLit who has hosted it for the last 2 years). Head on over there to join up! 

So, what am I celebrating this week?

I've chugged on past the 30K mark in the WIP.  I feel like I've written about 5 chapters of stuff I will end up cutting later, or trying to weave in other places, but at least I've written it and have my characters' reasons for being where they are documented.  First drafts are messy like that.  And now I can move on and introduce the new character who is going to change everything between the two of them.

It's been a long week at work and I've been constantly confused about what day it is.  On Tuesday I was sure it was Wednesday, and yesterday I was certain (and probably wishful) that it was Friday.  So very glad it really is Friday now!

The kids are off school for two weeks now, so between work and keeping them busy and entertained, I'm going to have my hands full.  Fingers crossed I can keep up the pace on the WIP over this period because I've committed to writing 40K for Camp NaNoWriMo.  Eeeek!

Why is it as soon as you've committed to writing something, a better idea pops into your mind?  It always happens to me.  I have so many ideas for books squirreling around my skull, I'd need to write 24 hours a day to get them all down.  And I bet as soon as I started, the ideas would stop being so exciting.  I just scribble them all into my notebook and let them simmer while I work on the current story.  Whichever won't let me alone when I'm done will probably be the next project.  

Although I do have 3 books written than are crying out to be revised and polished. I always hate the idea of revising so much.  Once I'm in there doing it, it's never that bad, but thinking about doing it….Well, I'd rather write a new book.

What are you celebrating this week?


  1. I know revisions can be a pain. Congrats on what you've done so far.

  2. You're amazing. You can sit down and write 5k in an hour. (Takes me a week!) But yes, things are hard to write when they've lost their new-book shine, revisions are annoying, and great ideas become not so great in the morning light. Good luck with NaNo!!

  3. Hello. Celebrating the new month and new beginnings. Best wishes!

  4. Congratulations on such progress! Good luck with all your revisions, because those books want to be out in the world. :-)

  5. Messy is a mild way of putting first drafts :). And aren't new ideas such teases? They always lure you away from the drudgery of revising, even if it's what you're supposed to be doing...

  6. Ideas always pop into my mind when I'm working on something else. Sometimes it seems like a miracle I ever finish anything!