That is the question I deal with today. In trying to work on the trilogy yesterday, I started feeling like something was going wrong, like maybe scenes were out of order. I feel like I've reordered them once, even though the truth is that scenes I was able to merge in one of the scenes … Continue reading To tear apart or not to tear apart?
I made it. I got my words in and met the weekly goal for last week. It was late when I finished (after midnight, but since I hadn't gone to bed yet, it still counted as Sunday). I took Merlin outside after 1:00 a.m. and the sky was so bright with the full moon that … Continue reading Release the hellhounds!
**Cue the Rocky music** I was down 5,700 words last night when I went to bed. I've written that much in a day before. I think my highest word count for non-fiction is 13,000 words in a day, but yes, that was 15 hours of straight writing. Someday, I might turn those words into a … Continue reading Making a comeback
I made the trip to Boise today to visit with my writer friend, Merri Halma, who I'm narrating the first book in her Indigo Travelers series. We had a preliminary visit to start getting her setup for putting her audiobook up and discussing the business of writing. I had fun. I hope she did too. … Continue reading Back from Boise
I have some decisions to make. I'm not sure this week is a good one to make them. Yesterday after I posted my blog, I started feeling strange again, that same blah feeling I had after getting my booster. I got the chills and a headache. Today, I've been having them again periodically. Yeah, blah. … Continue reading Decisions
Back to normal... mostly. I woke up this morning feeling so much better. Yippee! My writing computer, however, wasn't. I think it tried to do a software update that didn't quite make it through. Just like a booster shot, it felt a little ill too. Anyway, I had a strange screen and weird messages. After … Continue reading Back to normal
The plan to get Temmy to sleep last night worked. With the exception that I had to hold her all night. If I rolled over, she came to the other side and bugged me until I let her cuddle next to me, usually with her head on my arm. Whatever helps us both sleep, right? … Continue reading Back in the running
I didn't write last night as I thought I would. I started to feel blocked on the project, tried another, but it didn't work out either. I thought about painting, but my mood was, by then, rubbed a little raw. Instead, I felt like doing some more audio work, so I did that. It felt … Continue reading Falling short this week
I couldn't bare to look at that awful painting I had started. I just couldn't do it. Yet, it was what was before me on the easel, so I turned on Beauty and the Beast and sat down to paint. Let's be honest: I was absolutely hating this piece even before I sketched in the … Continue reading Revising the painting
Woke up this morning to at least 2 more inches of snow. Above is a closeup of Merlin in the snow this morning. Kevin made paths through the snow for the dogs earlier, but they had nearly vanished. Here's that picture: You can see Kreeli's footprints just beyond Merlin. She's lost in the snow somewhere. … Continue reading More snow, more painting