Keeping Busy

There has been quite a bit going on lately that has kept me from writing.  These things are commonly referred to as “excuses” and trust me, I have plenty.  Michelle is eight months pregnant, so things have been a bit crazy around the house.  Also, summer courses are proving to be rather hectic, even if they are quite interesting.  The thing that amazes me the most is how sometimes life simply gets in the way of things.  I am certain that this is something that plagues every other writer out there, and even if it doesn’t, what do I care?  I am not every other writer. 

In a span of just under a month, I spilled out close to twelve thousand words.  That put my new novel at over twenty thousand words so far.  The reaction from various people, and yes even the occasional stranger, has not only been positive, but surprising. 

I plan on diving back into the book tonight, for the first time in about two weeks.  In those two weeks, I wasn’t just sitting on my hands watching the clock.  During my designated “creative thinking” time (that’s the term that I use because sometimes I write and sometimes I do not, but what’s important is that I do SOMETHING during the allotted time) I have made plenty of notes and even created synopsis’s for the coming chapters using the all powerful and knowing software – Scrivener.  

Well, I suppose that I should get to it then.

3 thoughts on “Keeping Busy

  1. Hey, great that you’ve managed to write so much on your book recently! I still have a lot to learn about various pieces of writing software, and I’m intrigued – what’s Scrivener?



  2. Sorry, that was an incredibly lazy comment – I’ve just looked it up.

    Anyway, great that you’ve been writing recently. It sounds similar to your ‘creative writing’ time, but I’ve begun to write in allotted time periods of one hour.

    I try to do an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening. As soon as that hour is up, I try finish the sentence/finish note I’m on, then immediately switch off.

    Really makes writing manageable for me.

    1. That’s great that you have developed a system that works well for you. To be honest, I still struggle, even during the allotted time, because of my six year old. Life can be as busy as we want to make it, but I don’t want the most important things to pass me by.

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