Show 'em how you do it, now! I am back in the groove, sisters. Day 2 of returning to NaNoWriMo routine, and it feels GREAT! I'm taking a couple of weeks to write what I think will be the last 10 or 15,000 words of this novel before I go to edit it. I'm very excited to be back in Joey's head again.
I want to especially thank my friend, Jody, who had the brilliant idea of e-mailing each other our writing goals in the morning, then an update at the end of the day. That kind of accountability is EXACTLY what I need. Thanks, Jody.
You know, it's funny how some tasks in your life are wonderful, short tasks. Like cleaning the refrigerator, for example. You spend a couple of ours, see results, and pat yourself on the back. Mission accomplished. Then other things like raising children takes years and years before you have any clue if you're doing it well. Writing a novel iskind of like that. It feels good as you're going, but then you're never quite sure how it's going to read at the end. I need more short-term tasks. Not that I love to clean the fridge, but I need more tasks in my life that give me feedback in a reasonable amount of time.
One of the things I love about OM is the cyclical nature of it. They get a problem, they work on it, they solve it, then it's over again until next year. Like when we were in school, June was, like, "Whew, I did it." Then it started over the next year, but you still got that "Whew I did it" moment. I need some "Whew I did it" MOMENTS instead of so many wait and sees and pray for the best.
Well, love you guys. My fingers are cramping from all the writing today prior to this entry. Give me some good ideas for some "Whew I did it" moments, and have a great week.
My Mission Statement
I write to serve, to unite, to educate. I write to share literature and flesh out ideas that may be of interest to others. I write to document an emotion, experience, or a blip in time. My mission is to write in such a way that the reader is reminded that we can find humor in all situations. It's one of the great blessings of life.