Monday, February 22, 2010

I'm Back

Ok so a couple days turned into a couple weeks. Life just kept getting in the way. Things seem to be looking up for my little family and so I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. Its been slow going and I haven't made much progress, but some is better than none. I'm trying to write a little everyday just to move forward. I'm not pushing too hard as I don't want to burn out again. I think that with everything that was going on in my real life and the giant flashing light of my self imposed deadline I crushed myself under the weight. I've mostly dug out from the pile and starting to feel human again.

All that said I have decided to be prudent and extend my deadline. I'm working on convincing myself that its not a bad thing. I'm not doing well with that talk but I'm trying. Its not a failure on my part and by extending the deadline I'm doing myself a service. So my new deadline is my Mom's birthday, April 23. I know its only a month longer but I think its reasonable. And it is only the first draft; it won't be perfect and it won't be publishable but it'll be a start.

By April 23 I will have most of the content cleaned up, plot holes fixed, continuity issues resolved, and pacing more realistic.

Monday, February 1, 2010


So I have actually finished chapter 2. And I have to admit that it too long to actually do it. I'm starting to fear that RL is going to take over and not allow me to accomplish what I'm trying to do here. I was so pumped at the first of the year and here we are on February 2 and I haven't gotten anywhere. I have 22 chapters written in total which will probably turn into 15 when I'm done but I am not getting there at near the pace that I need to be.

I think I need to sit down and reevaluate some things. There is just so much going on right now and I don't have the emotional resources to be working on this. So I'm going to take a couple days off, regroup, and come at this with a fresh perspective. Writing is supposed to be fun, but right now its feeling like a chore. A few days, maybe a week, will do me some good.