Wednesday Writings


My brain went on vacation around Thursday and I think just came off the virtual cruise ship Tuesday morning. All weekend long I did absolutely nothing important other than wow-ing people with my ability to Time Warp wearing three inch heels at our friend’s wedding and getting inducted into non-virgin status with a twinkie relay at a live show. Honestly, our first night away without kids and we acted like teenagers again, which we are not and I’m still paying for being out past 2am Sunday morning. But we had an awesome time and that’s what really matters.

Wedding on the beach

My last few goals for ROW80 are mainly to get my flash fiction pieces done for the month and to work on Faylinn’s Chronicles. I’m nearly 10k into the story (which you can catch up on at the top of the page) and currently have no idea how far it will go.

I’m working on catching up with my Writer’s Campaign peeps and visiting 10 fellow ROW80’ers today since I missed Sunday’s check-in.

One thing that I have learned this year is that writer’s can’t really do it alone. There are so many others involved with the writing process, bouncing of ideas, beta readers, editors, well, you get the picture, and all this is before even one word gets out to the reading public. It’s also very easy to get caught up in all the “other” stuff like Writer’s Campaigning, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, I’m still working to find a balance between all these while improving my knowledge of the craft and having fun, too. I have a feeling this is going to be a constant thing, maintaining balance.

October 1st I’ll be starting Margie Lawson’s Empowering Character’s Emotions with Jody Moller from my newly formed critique group. I plan to post about my (our) progress in the series as we go, so look for that in a few weeks. And from Jenny Hanson’s blog post last week I bought The Four Agreements and the companion book. I also picked up the eliptical over the weekend which was purely conicidental.

5 responses »

  1. Sometimes it really is hard to find a balance between writing and all the other stuff that goes with it. And other real life things, too. It takes some juggling, that’s for sure.

    I’m glad you had some fun. And there’s nothing wrong with acting like teenagers every now and then!

  2. Yaaay, sounds like you had lots of fun over the weekend, and I’m glad to hear it. I’m also working on that whole balance issue, so hopefully once Round 4 starts, I’ll be able to figure out how to best juggle my social media, blogging, and writing tasks.

    Enjoy the rest of the week!

  3. I cherish those occasion nights without kids (don’t think I would be capable of a 2am though, if I am up after 10 pm I struggle the next day). Looking forward to tackling the lectures with you 🙂 Hope you have a good final week

    • I’m very slowly printing them out on the color ink jet. Don’t ask me why, I guess I think if I do it slowly it won’t use as much ink LOL

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