Every so often I feel a burning need to check out the writer’s reference books in Barnes and Noble, and pick up a new book on writing. Most turn out to be disappointing, but there are some that speak to me, for whatever reason. I just found one of those, The Art and Craft of Storytelling, by Nancy Lamb. A good blend of craft and inspiration, with a healthy dose of nudging. 😉
Perfect timing, yesterday I found a new blog here on wordpress, #mce_temp_url#. Sorry, I can’t quite figure out how to give the links a title. The author of the blog has decided that for Lent (begins tomorrow, Feb 25), she will write at least 500 words a day, at least 5 days a week, for 40 days. Sounds good for the soul to me, so I’ve decided I’m going to try. Yikes! Because I’m rusty, I won’t hold myself to 500 words a day, but I will apply butt to chair and Mac to lap, and produce something every day.
Last week I had a conversation with a friend who is a playwrite; she recently completed a play she was working on for ten years. We talked a bit about growing and changing with time and events as people, and how it can effect and shape us as writers, without it meaning we have to walk away from a WIP that we believe has value. That’s what I walked away with, she could easily have walked away thinking Mama has finally lost it. 😛
So. Over the course of this afternoon/evening I will dig out my notes and research, and read over what I’ve got so far. Tomorrow I will open Word, and click on the file I haven’t had the nerve to click on in too long. I’m nervous. I’m excited. It’s like a date, only better–and I don’t think Papa will object, either. 🙂
On other fronts the girl made it through the whole day yesterday, and no calls from the nurse so far today. 🙂 Middle guy is home sick today. Not terribly ill, but glassy eyed enough for it to seem prudent to keep him home. No letter in the mail yesterday about the boy, please, please, please let it be there today. I just want to know already, are we moving forward with this process or not? The boy, bless his heart, is very adaptable, and not showing the least bit of concern one way or the other.
Thanks for reading,