Riveting title I know 😉 Forgive me!
I am feeling so good now that my goals are up – whats more, I think finally caving into Delaney has done me a world of good. I feel more relaxed and at ease than I have in a long time. I think she’s been slowing devouring me without my being aware of it. The ideas are pouring in on me and I’m thoroughly enjoying making notes and fleshing out the world in which these stories will take place.
Which is VERY important.
The last time I had a big exciting novel idea (and I’m not saying Delaney is destined for novel-hood, I honestly don’t know what she’ll end up being in), I didn’t spend enough time building the world and populating it. I got 18,000 words or so into the writing and it flopped on me. Totally fell apart at the seams because I hadn’t built it solidly enough to hold until the end of the first draft.
I will not make the same mistake again.
Even though I am only writing short stories right now I still need something to found them on, and I plan on having that fairly well established by the time I get writing. Oh I can’t wait to start writing!!
On to the next thing: I need to set myself some guidelines for the coming weeks otherwise I will procrastinate and waste the time I have available. I do this regularly anyway, but with so many more blogs to read and people to talk to? Gee, it’s asking for trouble!
So, I’m only going to check blogs once a day. I’m going to have that done by L’s nap time (because I do it 2 mins here, 2 mins there…). I’ll be limiting myself to the occasional twitter update and a few chats while Lauren sleeps. No facebook, no writing long emails. I’m going to write first, and do the other stuff later. I need to try and get my writing out of the way during her nap so that I can hang with hubby at night. And so that I don’t get too stressed, and most importantly so that Delaney isn’t heavily on my mind before I try to sleep because damn that girl is disruptive.
I feel really good about all of this. I am so looking forward to getting these stories out of my head, and to just playing, pure and simple. Writing for myself and for the fun of it.
Also, I actually looked and realized that if I have baby on it’s due date, I’ll manage to complete the second block. Gosh, I knew it was that close, but I wasn’t really processing that information. If baby is early… I’m still not ready to think about it lol. Focusing on the words people, the words and the stories and growth and exploration. And making the most of the time available to me.
Did I mention that I can’t wait to start writing?
In the meantime, I have stories that need polishing and worlds to build.