Archive for June, 2007

A little bit of nothing for a Sunday

Posted in This N' That on June 17, 2007 by swizzmis

I think I can…I think I can

Posted in This N' That on June 16, 2007 by swizzmis

Yes it’s been a while since I’ve blogged but there’s been a lot going on. I took some vacation and have been playing catch up at work and a good friend has come down with a serious illness. That in itself has made me not want to blog for a while. There are people I need to call and catch up with. I need to sit but in chair and write and I just don’t feel like doing any of it. In essence, I’ve turned into a hermit zombie. Seriously I don’t know what’s going on with me these days. Maybe it’s also because everyday it’s been raining and the sun only comes out once in a while. I haven’t been eating as well as I should either and Rocky Road ice cream has been calling my name everyday. I’m scratching my head here. Then to make matters worse I read a bad review of a book I like from one of my favorite authors and I just wanted to spit. I don’t know why it irks me so when my favs get bad reviews. Maybe because I’m wondering if I have bad taste? Then I wonder if I have bad taste why am I writing? The books I love have more to do with character development than a strong plot and they get shot down by the critics all the time. Who cares about a huge plot when it’s the characters that matter? If I want plot and intrigue I’d stay at work longer. To each his own but jeez sometimes I just don’t get what people don’t get and then have write some nasty article that basically says, “Don’t buy this book”. If you don’t have anything nice to say just leave it that it wasn’t for you. A friend was fortunate to type The End on a book she was working on and I have a lot of respect for her dedication to getting it done. I wonder if she can bottle her energy and sell it to me?

So here’s the game plan. I’ve got to get out of this funk and a good way for me to do that is to accomplish something. Which reminds me I cleaned the garage windows yesterday during one of my many attempts to write. You might be thinking girl what are you doing, but I do my best plotting doing housework. Oh you were wondering why of all blazes I was cleaning the garage windows? Because my neighbor cleaned hers and they looked so nice. Mine didn’t turn out so good though. I’ve lived in my house for over 15 years and have never cleaned the garage windows. Now you can really see how dirty they were. The grime from over a decade has revealed a unique pattern in each pane after cleaning. So after my moment of insanity with the windows I have come up with some good ideas on my current work in progress and managed to get three pages done yesterday. I’ll need to get about 10-20 done per day to give birth to a first draft but I know I can do. I have to get this story out of my head and on to paper before it seriously takes over my life. If you’re a non writer it’s this simple to explain…all us writers think about 24/7 is our characters and our story and unless there is something on paper we go crazy. It’s a sad illness to have to be sure, but one I love none the less. Happy Saturday!