Archive for January 28th, 2012

Just In Case

It’s a quickie this morning in case I don’t get around to completing the post later on…

This week’s been a struggle. I don’t know if it’s the weather, my own body or the fact that it’s been quiet at work but it’s been tough. I jokingly said to my co-worker that I should’ve taken the week off since I’ve been so bad at maintaining my regular schedule. And my writing? Pfft.

I think this story has a lot of potential but it’s intimidating. In fact, this entire project has been daunting. Maybe I would still have my rosy glasses of optimism on firmly planted on my face if I hadn’t completed the first two novels. I wouldn’t know the seductive taste of success and the realization of what a wild-eyed ogre I become the closer I am to completing the novel. And then, there’s all that hard work each month, EVERY month. It’s hard.

I feel like a writer-wannabe. It feels like Pascal and Josefiend are on a carousel in my head criticizing my lack of effort thus far. They gleefully point out my shortcomings and taunt me with “if you were a real¬†writer you’d be giving up everything in your life for this cause.” Then they shriek “But nooooooooooooooo!” as they whip around. They’re pretty awful.

I want to get back into the story and at least give it an honest attempt for the few remaining days. February is Romance (of course) so that should be interesting. Hopefully my long history of sneaking my grandmother’s Harlequin books will serve me well. I’ve since graduated from them but if in doubt, go back to the basics, right? They’ve been around forever for a reason.

Anyways, have a very lovely Saturday and if you’re working like I am, don’t work too hard. I won’t be and I really don’t want to feel like a slacker all by myself!

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