Thursday, February 23, 2006

Plugging away

I have written short stories. Some have taken around a day - others longer.

Right now I am working on my first novel. This incarnation of it was begun back in November. I have nearly 56,000 words into it and counting.

A novel is so much more complex than a short story. There is so much more to keep track of, to keep on top of. It is a challenge - my biggest challenge ever as a writer.

I had hoped to have it finished by the end of January. Then by the end of February. At this point I'm hoping to have the first draft completed by mid-March.

Back to the Word Document...

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Losing battle...

Anyone else ever feel keeping an area of your house clean and straightened up was an exercise in futility? I'm feeling that way with my office. Every time I come close to getting the clutter and stuff cleaned out, something happens and it resembles a disaster zone.

For example, I recently cleared out a bunch of old newspapers and had gotten some stuff cleared off. Then my youngest needed me to work on his computer. Things were disrupted because we had to make a work surface for his tower. So once again things are scattered about...

I need "Clean Sweep" to come pay a visit...

Friday, February 03, 2006

It's been almost a month...

...since I updated this thing. My apologies. Real Life kicked me in the teeth some in January.

Some of it was holiday blues, some of it was anniversaries of my mother's death and the death of a good friend. Some of it was sleeping and concentration problems. In all, it was a lousy month in a lot of ways.

The one bright spot was my 23rd wedding anniversary. I am blessed with my husband, who loves me in spite of some of the difficulties I've been having.

And yes, Tina, I owe you an email. I've been out of town a couple of days, but I will get around to it. :-)