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Archive for October 8th, 2011

Final Word Count: October 6, 2011- in the hundreds; 1 journal page

I’ve been writing every day, but obviously not enough to keep up with my word count let alone get ahead. I don’t know what’s stalling me but it sucks. And then today I end up at the doctor’s because I found a lump in one of my boobs. I’m generally so creative, why couldn’t it have been some other way other than the all-too-common “in the shower” routine? Well, regardless of how it came about, I spent a gorgeous Friday afternoon in the waiting room of a walk in clinic. In all those 2 hours, did I even unzip my backpack to make sure my computer was still there? Nope. Did I think about my story? Not really. Apparently THIS is why I’m not making any progress.

As far as appointments go, it wasn’t the worst- no one freaked out (I deserve a medal for my calm frame of mind) and things don’t seem as bad as they did at 7:30 am when I was still half-asleep (being the drama queen I am, I almost passed out in the shower then proceeded to text everyone I think would forgive me for waking them up at 6:30 am or earlier). That being said, I’m still not in the clear until I have a mammogram. At this point, I’m more concerned about the process than the results. One of my friends thoughtfully related it to an inexperienced guy. I’ll take all the thoughts, encouragements and suggestions someone’s willing to throw my way. And if it’ll give me a clear bill of health, I’m more than willing to put up with the pain. I haven’t run away for painful things yet.

This really has nothing to do with my writing other than distracting me today so until my body parts become possessed and start acting out of their own accord, I’ll leave them out of the conversations from here on out. *zipping lips*

Anyways, I breast ¬†best be getting back on track. I need to get back into my story. I really, really miss it and I’ve discovered that nothing cures the hypochondria like keeping mentally stimulated and busy. If I’m preoccupied thinking of other things then I can’t be worrying about stuff that I’ve probably just never noticed.¬†

The story’s getting good (I hope). I’ve killed off 3 people in one fell swoop and 2 more a couple pages later. I was dead serious (no pun… ok, ok, pun intended) when I said it was going to have a crazed psychopath. Am I making this realistic? Not on your life. Maybe it won’t be as scary that way but I’m all about over-exaggeration right now. It’ll be fun to walk on the dark side for a month. I can’t wait to wreak havoc on all these poor, unsuspecting characters.

The editing has stopped right now. Since I’m not taking my computer to The Big Easy I’ll save my plane trips for actual writing- editing and handwriting my story. Until then, I’m hoping to finally log some serious time on the good ol’ MacBook until then.

For all you Canadians, Happy thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble!

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