*Gack* I missed my Sunday ROW80 update, and think I’ve been listed as MIA in most of the social networking arenas I (used to) frequent. I breeze in, peek around, and scoot out – usually without comment. It’s the age old adage about not having enough hours in the day. Truth is, there would be plenty of hours in the day if I didn’t have to spend 9 ½ of them at The Job. I’m not whining (not really), because in this day and age, I’m grateful to have The Job. Without it, I wouldn’t have all the other things I have. But it also means the hours I have outside of it are precious.
And I’ve been obsessed with BD&L. Need. To. Finish.
Plus, lambing will be starting soon. No, that’s not some weird writing ritual. And with nicer weather, I get to work the dogs more often. Not that the weather has been totally cooperative, but when it is, everything else gets shoved till later. That’s a big part of my life. If you have no clue what I’m talking about, visit my other blog at Shadowdance Farm. A blog, also sorely neglected. *sigh*
So, where am I on BD&L? So glad you asked. *please note dripping sarcasm* I’m seeking medical attention for the flat spot I’ve developed from my forehead repeatedly meeting the surface of my desk. Good thing I have a hard head. It could be a lot worse. As it is, I probably need to replace my desk as well. Meaning. . . ???
Meaning I’m still in flounder mode over the changes I’ve made. But, thanks to input from my readers *waves and blows kisses* I may finally be getting through it. A POV switch was suggested. I explored that more yesterday and decided to go with it. That will also help fill in some of the gaps from the last time we saw this character.
When not fighting my way through that, my muse has been tossing random scenes and characters at me in a most chaotic fashion. I’ve been forced to write them down. Ignoring them just causes problems. They pester me until they are on paper, figuratively speaking. But their pestering has had me pounding out well over 1,000 words a day — which, if nothing else, is good exercise for the writing muscles. One piece, in particular, will either turn into a short story or novella. I like it, and the characters, I’m a bit stuck on a certain point, but really haven’t given it a lot of attention. I might post it here as it progresses. Rough draft. A freebie for those interested.
And that’s it. Check out my fellow ROW80‘ers here. Write on!