Archive for September 6th, 2011

Still Stalled

Final word Count: Nothing yet; no journal entry

From now on,  I don’t think I can afford to have visitors in the beginning of the month. Actually at any time, this is just too difficult to balance, at least with visitors who are chaperoned around the city. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so grateful that they feel I’m worth their vacation time and their hard-earned pennies to visit but it’s hard to adjust an already tight schedule. and once Yesterday becomes a therapy dog? Yikes.

I’m going to have to re-read what I’ve written so far and possibly start over. I have just a tiny bit at this point and after not writing for 4 days, I’ve lost the tone and momentum that I started off with. Perhaps that’s the trouble. I love having company but I think anyone who comes to visit must understand that I need my two hours a day to work on this. Even just one would do I think.

I never realized how important the momentum of the piece is for me. I kind of figured it out last month when I was floundering in the middle but this has really crystallized it’s importance. Yet another lesson learned.

I think the changes to the tone I have in mind will help get this off the ground. I spoke with my grandfather last night to do some research so with what he told me I should be able to get closer to what is more authentic. What I have right now is okay but it doesn’t feel as right as I had hoped. I could definitely work with it but it’d be a struggle. Maybe if I can tweak it a little I’ll be back on the path I envisioned and the month won’t be as much of a struggle.

I hope this gets back on track. I was really hoping that this would be one of the stars of the project. We shall see!

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