Friday, April 30, 2010

This Writing Thing is Addictive

Notice that I did NOT say "addicting" because that is not a word. Anyone who uses that word deserves to have their brain pulled out through their nose and then be strangled with said brain.

Also, more work on the Novel tonight! Yay!! I only did 700ish words, but hey, that's still decent and almost 3 pages. I am making progress on the research front as well, though I think I need to talk to some nurses before I am able to develop one of the characters too much. If you happen to be a nurse, and don't mind me asking questions, can you leave a comment here with your info? Or tweet me @simplytena. Thanks! Same goes if you have any favorite mythology books that you'd recommend that deal with trickster and/or creator gods.

I think I need to quit playing Farmville. I was reading a recent post by a "real" author (see the Lakeshore link to the right) and realized that like him, the "need" to write is diminished when I play lots of computer games. I want the writing addiction, and I need to nurture that rather than worry about feeding some stupid computer dog or harvesting some not-real crops. Hm. Yeah. That also goes along with the philosophy in this house that once a game isn't fun anymore, then you should quit playing it.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Writing: Just DO It.

I worked on The Novel tonight!! I added 1000 words, and in my humble opinion they are even worthwhile words that contribute positively to the storyline. YAY! I really just need to sit and make myself write. I can always type it up later, the important thing is the writing. It's easy when I just do it, really. Even with a headache. I am feeling rather proud of myself now, actually.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Falling off the Wagon in a BIG Way

Yeah...TAW has totally gone by the wayside. I started (in my head) week 1 about 2 weeks ago, and then the shit hit the fan. I am in a position at work where I may not actually have a job in a couple months so finding a new position has been my priority. That plus my existing full time job plus being a wife and a mother? Holy hell, I don't know how to do this. I am really trying to make myself write but it's just not happened. Someone please hit me with a "get your act together" stick. If you happen to have access to that nifty time-doubling hourglass from Harry Potter that would be awesome too.

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Artist's Way-Day 1

I did my morning pages tonight! Whee! So I guess that makes them evening pages. It was really quite nice. I don't think it hurts anything for me to do them in the evening, since I'm sure not getting up earlier than I already have to in order to do them in the morning. This was my first day of doing them. I'm going to keep myself honest and make myself report here if I ever *don't* do them over the next 12 weeks. Eek. That's a long time. Hm. Also, wine makes writing 3 pages of non-stuff more relaxing.