I’m writing this from the past as if all goes 100% I’ll be at a hotel this morning with NO CHILDREN for the very first time in my 13 year marriage. Yeah, I’m due. I left Saturday morning so no work got done on Saturday and if all goes well no writing today either! I really need this break, burn-out is eating me alive.
Wednesday I wrote another 800+ Faylinn’s Chronicles I’m nearing 10k words with this is a month. I’m pleased with the progress but I’m not sure really where this is going. Whenever I sit down at the computer I am just writing what I hear her say, what she tells me happened since the last time I wrote for her. It’s an interesting experience not having any idea where something is going and being completely okay with it. Thursday I wrote a couple hundred on the 4th Dice Games prompt.
And that’s all I did this week because I think my brain went on vacation before I did.
I really need to get a thing down for my goals. I had made one for blog postings and then got swept away by Faylinn and the various flash fiction pieces. Some of the challenges fall on days that I have other blog things scheduled.
I really need to dedicate more time to reading books on writing. I read a tremendous amout of blog posts which are good and serve their purpose but don’t give me all the tools I need and lets face it, we writers need a pretty hefty tool box.
Getting to the end of ROW80, this being my first go-ROWnd and all, I’m realizing that writing isn’t just about writing. I’m sure I could hole myself up in some darkened bedroom and type out a novel over time but having those tools and being a part of a larger community of writers is what is going to change those darkened manuscripts into something people want to read. I’d rather write one thing over a year and gather up tools than write many books in that same time and not have anything to really build with.
So, I can see my goals for the rest of ROW80 will be to work toward these other things while still trying to maintain my goals.