Monday, September 27, 2010

Time to Get Back on the Horse

We've finally moved into our own place and my office is mostly set up. I've decided that it's time to stop making excuses and start writing. I've got a month before NaNo starts again and I haven't done any writing in like 3 months. There's no way I'm going to make it if I don't get back into some sort of habit.
I know that I went into last year's writing completely cold and wound up doing all right. But I've heard horror stories of people who won the first time and then haven't been able to repeat the feat. I don't want that happening to me! And one of the ways I can keep that from happening is to start writing again. Unfortunately, I haven't felt very inspired lately. I'm hoping its just because I've taken so much time off.
I'm also really afraid of looking at my work again. I didn't think it was so bad when I made my first revision, but I was still running on the post-NaNo high. I'm really scared that I'm going to get back to it and it's going to be HORRIBLE. But I guess the only way to figure that out is to start looking at it. So, on top of starting to head back to the gym I'm going to start writing again. Wish me luck!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Seriously?! Why Now?

So I finally got a computer a little over a week ago. And I love it! Massive 17" screen, great clarity, lightweight, and perfect for writing. And that's the problem... I haven't written a lick since I got the damn thing. And its not for lack of trying. I've sat down to write on two occasions. I pulled up my draft, I stared at the screen, and then promptly closed it down and wandered around the internet for hours. I had all these ideas, even wrote some of them down, but I can't seem to put it all together.
I'm hoping that once I get my own office (we move into our new place at the end of the week) I'll be able to focus more.
November is coming up quickly and I'd like to focus on NaNo when it comes back around. Unfortunately, that doesn't leave me much time to finish another draft. I really hate to put this one down, but if I can't do some serious revising in the next two months I'm going to have to put it away. A very depressing thought.