Saturday, July 29, 2006

One Step Forward...

"If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow." --- Louis L’Amour

I've been writing scattered lately. A little here, a little there, here a word, there a word... some on this novel, a bit on that and let's edit that short story. As a result, I'm not finishing anything which frustrates me.

I have to admit to having some problems concentrating because of several things going on in my life, and it's also been absurdly hot and humid and all I want to do is go somewhere with air conditioning (this doesn't include my house).

Excuses, one and all.

Still, I am writing. I've started half a dozen short stories that I think will be really good when I finish them. I've edited one that I think would be a better novella than a simple short story -- too many characters to squeeze into 3000 words. I've written some more on my mystery and I like what I've done on that.

I just don't feel like I'm accomplishing anything of note.

And now, like many times lately, I suddenly have someone looking over my shoulder as I write (that would be my niece who, thankfully, is moving in with her father in two more weeks). I'm going to do a Saturday meme later on today. So check back later this afternoon if you're interested!

Have a good day.

1 comment:

Tori Lennox said...

Oh, wow. I could NOT tolerate not having a/c in the house. Even if I lived in the wilds of Alaska. It gets much above 80 and I start to melt!