I have better days on the mind this week. Bright sunny days with lemonade to quench the thirst. Oh, there’s a good thought. Let me just stay right there for a minute.
As I worked through my WIP this week and prepared for yet another snow storm, I walked right into a road block, several in fact. This dang WIP doesn’t want a happy ending.
Instead of forcing it to happen, I stepped back and went right to the beginning. I’ve now completed an editing pass on the first five chapters and it feels like I’m re-meeting my characters. I love these two. Their passion and fears are right there on the page. I love this story. I’m hoping by the time I finish this editing pass, I’ll be able to walk them right into their happy ending.
It will happen and so will that sunny day and the big glass of lemonade.
The Goals – week-4 results
- Spend at least 1-hour a day with my characters- done. 🙂
- Daily progress in writing craft, word count, editing, and/or plotting- done I added 1k while editing this week, but I also deleted 2k. Ouch!
- Take care of and be kind to myself (start w/ a relaxing ritual and daily breaks from technology)– done on all accounts, but I could have done better. My relaxing morning ritual is working and my little one is trying to get used to it. He’ll get there. I did take breaks from technology this week, but I needed more. This week my volunteer demands will lessen and I plan on taking advantage of the extra time. I need to work smart, not hard.
My stop on the web you might have missed this week: