Monday, October 17

One of those days...

I seem to be having a string of "one of those days", days where for hours on end, it's just really hard to focus and none of my usual tricks work. The patchouli incense I usually burn when I'm working made my eyes burn (okay, so maybe I burned too much), the music I usually play isn't getting me through the scene I'm re-writing (for the umteen-millionth time) any faster. Running into my room and closing the door hasn't helped (I swear, I *just* get into a rhythm and *somebody* needs me--and it's not even trivial stuff, so I can't really complain.) 

Grrr.

Okay.

So.

I'm at about 25,000 words in the sequel to Heart's Home. It's going mostly well, but there has been some concern expressed by the writers' group I belong to that maybe the boys aren't quite manly enough--another beta reader said something seemed to be missing, too, but she couldn't put a finger on it.  I'm going back over the first 25,000 words and trying to fix the issue before going any further... which may or may not be a tactical error.

I'm also trying to take the advice of other writers and just go and work on something else for a while.

But it's been one of those days.

I also have a ton of work to catch up on, for the ghost book, including some follow up phone calls.  And I should probably go and visit a couple of local sites.  Maybe that would get me out of my funk (or at least out of my house--but really, I didn't feel like going to the robot boxing movie with my husband today, which is why I stayed in.)

And I need to call back on at least one resume that I sent out last week, because I would *really* like a job close to home.

All of which brings me to this pointless blog-ramble  ;-)   But I guess I have a plan: tomorrow, I'm going to do phone calls and work on the ghost book, and maybe start thinking about NaNoWriMo. I also need to read the submissions for this week's critique session.  And I suppose if I want to submit something for next time, I should have half a clue what that's going to be. Maybe I'll worry about that on Wednesday.

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