Work done

Last night I went to bed, feeling a strange feeling. I didn't feel restless, no inner struggles, no sense of impending failure or wasted time or frustration. I felt complete, finished, settled. As I lay back in bed, awash in this unusual sensation of satisfaction, it occurred to me what the cause was. I had…

Day Three #3DayNovel

Yikes! Is that 8:22 already? Foggy day to go with my brain. It's been days of sitting, dwelling in my head, I still have miles to go before the story ends, and my fingers just aren't fast enough to get them all in. Haven't had a decent meal except for dinner the last two days…

#3DayNovel How To Find Your Writing Muse

How To Find Your Writing Muse. Nice article, and good for this second half of my writing day, which is going to be a long one. I've already passed through the "I don't really need to do this thing anyway" moment - quickly this time, which is unusual. I can normally count on an hour…

#3daynovel : dawn of day two

It's early morning, day two. I've just been up to drive my son to the airport for his year away in Istanbul. So I'm feeling foggy from the early hour, blue because I miss my darling boy already, and tired. The fogginess matches my story. It's coming together, slowly. I have my character, my intro…

#3Daynovel: day one

So yesterday I had come up with all the reasons why I wanted to spend yet another glorious Labour Day weekend hunched over a computer trying to wrench words out of my head. Perhaps it will rain, I reasoned. Maybe it will be cold and grey and I won't feel like I'm missing the last…

Old news, but I need to wallow a bit…

Will be revising my book over June, hoping to send it out shortly afterwards...;-) I'm not a winner, but a contendah in the top 12, for "Recycled Virgins" http://www.3daynovel.com/2013/02/26/announcing-the-winners-of-the-35th-annual-international-3-day-novel-contest/

Happy happy joy joy

Okay, I'm officially going to be insufferable for a moment. Writing and I have a difficult relationship. Sometimes we get along just fine, other times we struggle together. Sometimes I pause for entire hours wondering if that should be "writing and me". But every once and awhile I get a brief jolt of joy. Today…