Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tic-Tock, Tic-Tock

It's getting closer!! Only a few minutes left till it starts. Enough time to putz around with the look of each of my blogs and then it is hands off for the next month. If I have time to play with HTML, then I have time to write. This is my mantral.

Supa cool is one of the women I work with is doing this madness with me so I will not be alone LOL. Every lunch and break will be spent padding my word count or plotting what I can write about that night. My plan is to stay up past midnight tonight and get at least 100 words started before bed. A head start for good writing karma.

I spent 4 hours this morning working on an article I was assigned over a month ago and is due Friday. Once again I prove that I work better under pressure. I thought is turned out great and it got that side of my brain purculating in excitement for tomorrow.

Monday, October 22, 2007

In for a penny.......

As well as NaNoWriMo this year, I'm going to attempt The Seventy Days Of Sweat.
What the hell. The worst that can happen is my procrastinating ass actually gets a completed piece of work by January. No such a bad thing, and while NaNoWriMo is 1 project, I can work on multiple projects for Sweat.

The rules are simple. The challenge begins on Monday, October 15 and runs through Tuesday, January 15. (Yes, that’s 93 days. We get 23 days off to use as your personal holiday and religious circumstances require) You agree to write from 750 to 1500 words a day (depending on your project needs) between the dates listed above. If you need to take off a day, you make up the pages another. Remember: You only have to do the writing for 70 days.

So I've lost 7 days already but that's ok. I still have lots of time, hopefully by this time next month I'll be freaking out about work counts and my muse will be torturing me a 3 in the morning. LOL

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Refilling the well

Wow I can't believe it's been so long since I posted something here. Time flies when you are having fun and when you are up to your eyeballs. Just got back from a couple weeks of vacation and damn it felt great!

Got a chance to relax, play around with some ideas, didn't do much writing although I did take my laptop down with me. I came to the conclusion that, while I realize that procrastination is my worst fault, I cannot guilt myself into writing. It was getting to the point that I felt so bad about not having any significant work done on my book, I couldn't get myself to write even when I wanted to.

In short it stopped being fun. I wasn't writing for enjoyment I was writing to finish and I hated everything I wrote. So a couple weeks guilt free and I feel much better. I want to write, I need to write. I posted a note on a blog I visit and it practically turned into a novel LOL. I'll take that as a good sign and carry on from here.

I want to do this and I can. I just have to stop coming down on myself so hard because all it does is clog up my creativity. Now you might ask what am I going to do when I have official contracted deadlines? I'll cross that bridge when I get to it, (I can't wait!) but until then I'll enjoy the luxury of not having to rush.

Good news is National Novel Writing Month is starting up again! Every November I participate in this event. 50,000 words in 30 days. This will be my third year and I'm 1-1. Finished the first year, but didn't last year. This year is the tie breaker. I'm listed under the name FeyRhi, feel free to add me as a buddy, I need to be and love to nag..I mean support all those who attempt the insanity that is NANOWRIMO.