onegrapeshy climbed inside my head again. Yes, it makes things a bit crowded for the moment but maybe some of her smart stuff will rub off on me.
The thing is, I finally started working on a book again. Except that I forgot how. And by how I mean I forgot how to do anything and everything. How to write a crappy first draft. How to leave a space with a ? for something I can go back and fix. How to ignore the bits of research needed and just move forward somewhere, anywhere, to get more words down on the page.
491 of them, for now. From the beginning. Argh! And in writing those 491 words I have stopped to go outside and plant plants. Come back in, grumbled at the screen, put in a load of laundry, typed two sentences, read my F-List, played with the dog. Etc.
So I was glad to read this post.
Now to go look for word number 492.
That’s perfect, because I was sitting her fretting that I can’t start work on a story I need to get drafted because I don’t know the beginning, and then I realized, hey, wait, I don’t have to start at the beginning! Who will ever know if I don’t! So I am beginning with the end, I think, if only to make myself write *something*.
That’s right, no one else will no! But man, it’s hard to get the words down, isn’t it?
good for you, Susan!
Happy Thanksgiving to all at your house, people and pets!
Thanks, Meg. And the same to you.
Yay for another book!
Yes, yay! And guess what showed up in my backyard today? (Well, on the power pole in the corner of the yard.)
A HAWK!!! I think it was a Cooper’s Hawk. I need to remember to bring my camera outside with me when I’m working there now. I’m sure it was only interested in the well-stocked Koi pond next door but still. 🙂
Wow! 🙂 Maybe word has gotten around through the natural grapevine already that you’re creating an oasis and he came to scope it out 🙂
Wouldn’t that be nice? 🙂