So after returning from vacation I returned to a shit storm at work of such epic proportions that any freshness and/or resolve I had crumbled. I think it’s safe to say I no longer feel quite so rested or relaxed. I returned from vacation with a resolve of steel – I would write every day. I would exercise every day. Chores around the house wouldn’t grow out of my control.I would read more, and watch television less. I would live In The Moment. I think it’s safe to absolutely none of this happened. I’m hoping for an easier weekend and upcoming week.
On novel-writing: I managed at the very least to reacquaint myself with my novel, reminding myself where I am and what needs to happen in Chapter 10, which I need to complete. I’ve also decided to send one of the chapters off to a contest I just learned about…the contest deadline is in a few days, which means i can’t procrastinate writing by messing around with the chapter forever, but it’s a publication I’ve submitted to before and received encouraging words from both editors. I doubt anything will happen with it but it’s good practice since I haven’t submitted anything in so long. So, on the advice of my friend Kim I am going to try being more specific with my writing goals each week. Here goes: This week I will complete Chapter 10 of my novel, prepare whatever I need to prepare to begin chapter 11, and submit a chapter to a contest!
On reading: After hearing about this series from a colleague and a few book bloggers, I started the first in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. I’m not sure how I feel about it but I’ve read so many raves that I will keep on. I’ve been so exhausted from work this week I don’t think any book would really appeal to me!
On blogging: I have this dream that someday I will blog more regularly and keep up with my blog reading. If it happens you’ll find out only by more frequent posts and comments from me, but until then I just keep doing how I do.
On work writing: bah. humbug. Let’s all quit working and form a commune and write our novels together. We will grow our own food and make rustic, beautiful meals and drink wine with lunch and be a village that raises our children together. We will never wear nylons or heels or say words like transparency and elevating the brand.
Hope you all have lovely weekends –