Hangin' in there, Monday Style
I'm still getting over a monster migraine. It hit me like a brick yesterday, pardon the cliche'. One minute I was fine, the next I was stumbling around with spots in my eyes and a horrible, paralyzing ache all through my head and neck. I remember going to the store to buy some medicine, but not much else after that. Good thing the kids were happy to just sit and play all afternoon and evening.
It's getting better, but yuck, I hate feeling like this.
I didn't reach that 100 page goal for the week, but it really pushed me forward and I wrote a few chapters so that's really good, don't you think? Remember I said I don't jump or rush into anything? Well, pushing myself as a writer seems to be necessary, or I ponder too much and end up getting very little done (or as much as I'd like to). So from now on, I am going to set my writing goals high and try to reach them, but only as a sort of guideline.
When faced with a difficult scene, I tend to hang back and think about it too much. I'm really just afraid I won't write it well. But what I learned this week is just to dive in, then go back make corrections. Step back and think, and make more corrections, etc, until the scene feels complete and layered enough to my taste. I really like this method. Now I had one scene, a lovey scene, that was sooooo much fun to write, it almost wrote itself. I seriously could write scenes between two lovers talking, forever. I had to finally stop and move on to the rest of the story, haha.
Take care everyone and keep writing, keep querying, keep editing, keep laughing, keep dancing, singing, smiling, loving . . . Peace.