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Another Sunday wrap up

Another week down on the creativity workshop, and my first story for this block uncompleted. That said, it is very early in the day and there is every chance I’ll find some time to sit down and write a little later on. I have just under 1,500 words written and am well on my way to another chapter complete.

I’m learning more about the world outside the city walls, which is exciting. And I’m enjoying the new character who has inserted herself into the novel. Good things all around! Though I do need a name for her….

As for other aspects of the workshop – I am not looking for new ideas, I am not spurring on my creativity. Things have kind of shut up shop in that area, a natural response to getting to close to being due I think. I’m actually really pleased that nothing is scratching at the walls of my mind to be written, evidently all my talk of writing and ideas waiting has sunk in and they’re all in hibernation at the moment. Ah bless them.

I’m feeling good still, in general. I’m very eager to meet this wee one now, as is everyone else in the family. I’m pretty sure no-one expected to wait this long and if I do go overdue they will no doubt check in on me daily to see whether anything is happening. Thank heavens for facebook I guess? As long as I update a couple times a day I can keep the text messages and phone calls away 😉

Speaking of phones, my cell has decided that now is the right time to start a slow and agonising death. I was trying to unlock it yesterday to check a message and it turned off on me instead. It’s done this a few times now. Occasionally the top row of numbers doesn’t work at all. Ack, stupid thing, and stupid timing too! I’m going to have to actually write down numbers now so that Hubby can text from his phone in the event that mine won’t work after baby’s arrival.

Anyways, enough rambling from me 🙂 I think that if I don’t finish this chapter today I’ll keep working on it until it’s done, and then move onto the next one. It’s a novel, I’ve accepted that fact, and I’m also really just hoping baby will show up soon. I will keep writing on this novel until then.

Which I guess officially kind of means I’m not doing the workshop anymore? I always knew I’d only have about this long anyway. It’s been a blast and I’ll certainly be keeping tabs on how the rest of you are doing. Merrilee has done a stellar job. I’m really looking forward to going back and doing the exercises I failed to do, and reading any posts I might miss in the next few weeks.

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6 thoughts on “Another Sunday wrap up”

  1. You’ve done a fantastic job being a very pregnant mommy and managing to write at the same time. I hope the baby’s arrival is peaceful. Much strength and ease in your labor.

    1. Thank you for the lovely words, Alisha. I’m really looking forward to labour and to meeting this wee babe. Hopefully not too long to go now!

  2. I love the phrase “scratching at the walls of my mind,” which is something Alfred Bester would probably have taken great delight in throwing around the pages of various stories. It’s amazing that you are still able to find time to write with so much else eating into your schedule, and there are always future workshops to look forward to.

    Don’t make too good a job of switching off those ideas, because when the little one arrives (and starts finding its place in the world), you’ll want to start thinking about the stories you can write to escape the day to day pressures. My fingers are crossed that everything goes well. 🙂

    1. Thanks! I’m sure it will all go well, just have to try and be patient now – which is very hard for me!

      I am pretty sure I’ll be back into writing in some form or another within a couple of weeks, though without any pressure on myself. It definitely is a way to escape those day to day pressures 🙂

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