SO, I frogged* the Write-A-Thon. That was less than awesome, especially since the 500 words a day thing is so, so doable. In my defense: life.
But, you know what, I’m not going to feel too bad about it, because I’m still writing. (Not right now. Right now I’m up with a cantankerous toddler who decided 5am was an ideal time to start yelling for a snack. No, not that snack. A different snack.)
I’ll post an excerpt this week, too, just for funsies. Stay tuned.
*Frogged = finding an error in knitting or crochet and having to unravel the whole damned thing.
So it’s my first week of writing 500 words a day, every day, and MAN, was this way overdue.
The first several days were like pulling teeth. Every word I wrote felt slow and wrong, like I was impersonating a writer (and not doing a particularly good job of it). Nothing seemed to fit in with the rest of the story or go in directions I wanted it to go.
But. After about five days, it got a little easier. When I’d shut my computer, I’d think of what I wanted to write next. I started to see more of the story in my head.
Now, one week in, I feel like I’m starting to hit my stride.
I’m going to a Madcap Retreat!! Just signed the contract and everything. March 14-18 I’ll be in Tennessee with Maggie Stiefvater! And Victoria Schwab! And a whole bunch of other people! CAN I JUST TELL YOU HOW EXCITED I AM? Here, I will do an interpretive dance using exclamation points:
The new site is coming along nicely. I’m having fun playing with the 2013 default theme. As it turns out, I really, really like picking out header images. It’s sort of low-impact web design, which goes nicely with my state of constant sleep deprivation (the sleep dep’s name is Rory, and she was born on August 21).
I’m also setting up a new Tumblr for book reviews, so look for a post about that soon.