Mar 16, 2010

Still chugging along

I'm still writing my novel. I just wanted to  say that - I haven't mentioned it in a while. With everything going on lately (see the last few posts), it has fallen on my list of priorities, which pretty much sucks when you realize that it's one of the few things that I have for myself (because as much as I love to cook, when it becomes a have to instead of a want to, all the fun is sucked right out of it).

My problem is that I get the urge to write at the worst possible times - like when I'm rocking Griffin, or while sitting in my 3-hour management meetings, or when it's 11:30 PM and I have to be up at 5 AM and I know I need to sleep. Ack! It's frustrating.

I need a new deadline to keep me motivated. I miss NaNo and all the excitement and pressure of trying to write almost 2,000 per day. I thought about trying to trick myself into writing like that again, but I'm way too smart to fall for it. Oh well, I guess I'll just keep plugging away at it little by little...


Jason said...

We can always set up deadlines for you. I'll enforce them by sternly glowering at the computer screen if you miss them. (Hey, it's something.) But seriously, you know I know how it is...just plug along and write when you can. It's what I do (not that I should be anyone's role model).

Tracy said...

Ah, but you're wrong. You are an excellent role model because you write when you can, you haven't given up, and you know that your writing should never come before your family (unless the kids are acting crazy and then you just kick everyone out of the house and get back to writing) :-)