Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I was worried. I wasn't really finding time to write, and even though I had a project to start working on, I wasn't really in the flow, if you know what I mean. I wrote words to write words, but they weren't good words, they were forced.

Well, today I wrote a chapter and a half.

And all it took was two days off work...and a chance to not focus on everything else, but have a moment to myself!


Davin Malasarn said...

Wonderful! Congratulations!

I'm happy too. I got to the end of a short story that I thought I'd never find any closure for. It's just a first draft, but at least now I feel like it is complete and I can start to revise.

Go team!

Unknown said...

Yay! Thanks Davin--and isn't that a wonderful feeling, when you can get the bones on the table?

lotusgirl said...

Yea, Beth! That's great. It's nice to have down time. Sometimes that's all it takes to get the creative juices flowing.

Anonymous said...

Calm is a WONDERFUL motivator. Congrats.

Hey, I hope you don't mind, but I posted a link to your interview with me on Facebook. :)

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Writing seems to come in spurts for me as well. Congrats on moving forward!

Robyn Campbell said...

YIKES!! Now I'm feelin' the heaviness of NO words. But today is THE day! Gotta go,in a hurry!


Unknown said...

WOOHOO! I am up to three chapters now! They're short chapters, but...they're there!!!

Lois, you're so right...a little down time is essential!!

Becky, thanks for posting that!

Glam, I always do spurts, but it feels like the well has been dry for awhile. This is exciting!

Robyn--haha, get ready! I'm up to three chapters!!! :)

Anonymous said...

It's amazing what a lack of distraction can do! Congratulations on your chapter(s). There is nothing like beginning that road with new characters!

Bowman said...

"I wrote words to write words, but they weren't good words, they were forced."

Sometime it is the best we can do.

Unknown said...

Thanks writermom! You're right-it's exhilarating!

Justus--so true--and it's better than nothing, but I'm glad I've hit something of a stride this go around.

Christina Farley said...

Yeah! Is this for a new book? It's always so hard to find the time.