So I forgot to post last Friday. How is that for being accountable?
You said it! Crummy!
Some questions to ask yourself:
1. Did I do my best as a writer?
2. Did I write any hard scenes?
3. Did I spend time thinking about my book?
And the biggest question of them all–
4. How do I feel about what I did?
I will answer #4.
I feel okay about my writing this week. I got some words down on this newest novel (maybe 3000–maybe a little less) and I am pretty sure I’m getting close to a first draft, which is good. I’ve figured out some things I didn’t know were going to happen–and that’s great. And I still really love writing the book. Yippee ti yi yo! Usually I spend some time hating a book and thinking, “Why why WHY?????” But not this one.
Spent some time rewriting a chapter of a book I am working on with another person. Needs another big rewrite before I send it off to my partner.
Received notes for The Haven. Haven’t had a chance to look at them, but I will in a few minutes. This is scary to me. This was a hard book to write and I know my editor has been scratching her head over it. She told me so. Gulp.
And I read 30 papers, some very long, for my amazing students.
I’m still trying to get my feet under me. I’m not used to this many students and I have many more writing projects all at once than I have had in the past. Both of these situations are good, but I feel as though I’m stumbling about a bit. How do I juggle all these projects and papers and etc? I’m not sure.
One thing I do know–I have to let myself write before I do anything else, or I lose the chance.
How are all you doing? Please report!
PS On Monday–a terrific interview with the amazing John Cusick. So stay tuned!