Thursday, March 26, 2009

Groan

As of four minutes from now, the AFL (Australian rules football) season is about to start again and my hubby couldn't be happier.
All I have to say is *groan*
Song: Angel's Son by Sevendust

Monday, March 16, 2009

Reality Check

Now I'm in for it.
As of, well last week I guess, I now have a real, official, butt-kicking Critique Partner (EEEKKK!!). We're going to be going over something like a chapter a week, so hello serious work. As I said in my last post, I need to organise some actual structure kid-free writing time, its the only way I'm ever going to be able to get anything done.
But although the prospect of all this work is a little daunting (since I've certainly been doing things on my own very casual time line until now) I'm also pretty excited about it. I think I've been needing this for a long time now, someone else to be accountable to, who will always tell me straight. I feel like this latest move has really put me on the home stretch, now that I'm going to be doing this its like taking those final steps before publication. This is the last leg that's really going to get me over the final line.
So here's to lots and lots of hard work and great reward!
Song: Walk Through The Fire from Once More With Feeling, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Another Day Goes By

After that post the other day I managed to get a couple of thousand words done on my ms, but since then I haven't been near it. For some reason I just seem to be really busy at the moment doing other things, but still feel like I'm not really doing anything, if that makes sense. I'm hoping to go off and do another couple of thousand now, but I also know that I have washing to hang out and our there's been no housework to speak of for about a week. So what exactly have I been doing with my time? I have no idea. Obviously I need to find some time management skills or something. I keep saying I'm going to pick some set mornings or afternoons and send my daughter off to her grandparents for a few hours so I can get some serious writing done (not just snatches here and there when she's sleeping) but once again I've never done anything about organising it. I guess I'll have no choice if I want to get any work done once kid number two comes along.
Right, well instead of rambling I should actually go do that writing I keep talking about.
Song: The Wheels on the Bus, Barney Style (damn that annoying purple dinosaur that kids loves so much!)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Where Have I Been (the Sequel)

Well I had to tack "the sequel" onto the title of this entry because I've used it before.
Yes, where have I been? Not anywhere near a computer, that much is obvious. I've just had one of those months (or has it been more than a month?) where life got in the way of any writing I may have aspired to. I didn't even check my email for about 2 weeks and when I finally did there was 500 or so to wade through. But here I am again, with nothing terribly interesting to say except that I'm back and on my way to do some writing. I have a bit of catching up to do if I still want make my target of having a finished manuscript by June. I have just over 50,000 words to write, but I will have it done!
Song: When I Come Around by Greenday