Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Shhh, I'm Writing a Book

I've been using every ounce of writing energy and every teeny second of writing time (so damned limited these days) to write my book, which I realized I HAD to do even if it never gets published. I have to get this book out of me. I have to be able to say that I tried even if it never works out and I never become the bestselling, touring author I want to be.

So I haven't been blogging and I'm sorry, but I hope it will all be worth it in the end. I'm very proud of what I've been writing and how far I've gotten. 140 pages as of just now!!! That's the most I've ever written and I have plenty left to go. I haven't even lost steam which is miraculous.

Thanks for being patient. You know what's aggravating as hell? I really want to share parts of the book with you and I can't. I think I'm addicted to blogging's instant gratification, but I need to hold out.

I'm pretty sure you're going to like it, so let me keep writing. At this rate, maybe I'll be done in a few weeks? Let's hope.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Checking In

We're sick. I'm sick. The baby's sick. Lots of snot. Coughing. Fevers. Cough syrup for me. I'm not writing much of anything until we're better.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I'm Writing Dammit

I wish I had more time. I really do. I have only a very limited block during the afternoons when I can write and I've been using all of my energy up on the book, which is hard. Writing books is hard. I like blogging about a thousand times more. Here's my current mantra:

It doesn't have to be perfect. It just has to be done.

That's what revision is for, except that I hate revising and I feel overwhelmed and weepy at the mere thought of having to revise a large chunk of writing. But I just want a finished first draft of something.

In other news, my child, my God, she's practically a grown woman these days. She walks all over the place and started swimming lessons last weekend because did you know drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children in Florida?

We have a yard now. Half of one at least. The front half that everyone can see, so that's good and we have a beautiful new driveway which connects to a path that leads straight to my front door. I am in awe of my new driveway. It's that wonderful. Pretty soon we should have a backyard too and I can't wait for that.

Lately I've been getting my shit together. It took almost a year but I feel like my OCD has gone back to sleep and I can act like a normal human being again in regard to the baby. She's a fearless, tough little thing so I worry less and less about her and I've been enjoying showing her the world, rather than protecting her from it. Would you believe we go to the beach now and actually get in the ocean? Yes, with all those sharks and waves and man 'o' wars.

I'm getting it together in a lot of other ways. I finally got the baby a stroller. I childproofed the house and got a sunshade for the car window. I hadn't done any of that stuff, which I know is ridiculous but I was just kind of paralyzed for a while and not understanding exactly which parenting things I needed to do or how to get them all done. I think I'm getting it down now. I think I can do this and it's certainly a lot easier now that she's nearly one.

The book is part of my getting myself back in order too and I apologize for not writing more on here, but I feel like I need to just do this for myself even if nothing ever comes of it. I may never get an agent or a book deal or any of that and if that's the case I promise I'll make the book available to you guys because I know at the very least my blog readers will enjoy it.

So I had better get back to writing it...

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