Monday, June 25, 2007

Good morning! I've not written for a while because I've been ill. Actually my entire family had the stomach flu for about a week. I've never gone to bed with such a thing, but with this one I did. Feeling better though and today watching my grandbaby again. They do grow so fast.
This is a catch-up day too. Have a lot to get done before we head to Colorado for a bit. Neighbors are watching the place and then our kids will be in and out because they can't go, have to stay and work.
Going to finish the book this week-well the rough draft. Exciting times are afoot. Limber up your fingers, get ready to write.
Til Tomorrow~

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

It's getting ready to storm again. Yesterday I did over a thousand words. Today, haven't been so lucky. Husband was sick last night and today he had a doctor's appointment. Things are in limbo sort of. We are trying a treatment and seeing if it will work. I'll keep you posted.
I've got to work on some marketing tonight. Also to write in my journal. I've got to find my discipline and get on with it. I rode my bike 7 miles this morning. So I guess that's something.
Oh, thunder. Will close.
Til Tomorrow~

Saturday, June 16, 2007

I have decided to start working on my books at night. That doesn't leave much time for sleep, but I have quiet time then and no interruption. Other people have risen before they have gone to work and wrote. Others have written riding on a train or bus on they way to work. While others have written standing over a washing machine. Surely, surely, I can write a few hours before I go to bed at night. I have three projects I should be in the middle of. So far, I'm only in the middle of one.
That will change. I've just got to be determined. You know I wonder what happened to my resolve. I used to be so disciplined. I can't remember exactly when that discipline went away. I must get it back though. I must and I will.
Until then I will keep the faith. That's all I can do.
Til Tomorrow~

Friday, June 15, 2007

I am writing in between storm deluges. Good grief. It is supposed to rain some more, but frankly I don't know where we're going to put it. I have told friends and family, we need to consider building an ark. I am standing by that statement.
Didn't work again today. Plan on changing that tonight. I am going to work tonight after my husband goes to bed. I'm going to work on that proposal and on my word count for the book. I'm up to 170 pages and need to go back in and add quite a bit of stuff. Looks like I may have a book afterall. I was becoming a little worried at around page 110. Wasn't sure my story would stretch out to a whole book. Looks like I don't have to worry about that though. I'm excited about the project. Want to get through the rough draft, so I can write the synopsis, get the first three chapters cleaned up, and get it mailed out. Then we'll see what happens. I know it will sell. I just have to get it finished.
Must run. Thunder is rumbling in the background.
Til Tomorrow~

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

This will be short. I'm in between storms right now and am determined to get some work done today. I was up late last night working on some things. The books are coming. Slowly but surely. Sometimes I see myself as a turtle, plodding along one small step at a time. As long as life doesn't speed by and whirl me in the wrong direction, I should be fine.
Off to do my words.
Til Tomorrow~

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Today, I accomplished nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zip. I feel terrible!!! Okay, there it is. I've said it and now I'm moving on. Tomorrow, I hope is better. Baby was not feeling good today, so we had a bad, unproductive time. I am getting ready to go in and do something in my office because my dh is watching basketball. YUK! There's too many things I can be doing than sitting here wasting my time on this. So, I'll close this down and catch you tomorrow.
Til Then~

Monday, June 11, 2007

Oh my goodness. I can't believe it has already been five days since I've written my blog. I've been trying to catch up. I had so many email messages I needed to go through and delete or respond to. Some I needed to keep because they are ongoing. I figured out how to make new files in Outlook, so I've been doing that and moving the emails. I think this will make me more efficient. It will either do that or I'll lose some things. Yikes!
I've completed my 1000 words for today. Getting ready to get some mail ready to go. Still have a number of things to do yet, but I'll get to it. Most everything else I can take to the living room and work on. I may not make it to bed by 8, like I have been doing through the week, but at least I'll have everything on my list done.
Off to take my grandbaby by and get groceries. Looks like it's going to storm too. Yikes!
Til Tomorrow~

Thursday, June 07, 2007

As promised, here is an update. Currently, my little grandbaby is sitting in his seat talking to the books on the bookshelf. He's going to be a writer. I can feel it in my bones.
Yesterday, I DID get my 1000 words in. I actually went over and that's great considering I was a little short the day before. Going to get back on it here in a bit. I worked on some marketing things, answered email, exercise, even got to work on some ATCs. Today, I am planning on being just as productive.
Must run now and get to the email. Will keep you posted on my writing adventures.
Til Tomorrow~

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Aha! I bet you never thought you'd see me blog this early, but as the Jimmy Buffet song says, "it's 5:00 somewhere". I'm sure of it. No, in truth, I went to bed early last night in the hopes that I would wake up early so I could get up and work on my book for a while before my grandbaby came over. I am finding it a little difficult to work with him here since his sleeping habits seem to be changing, so I am changing my schedule to fit his. Of course, I'm not sure if it will fit the rest of the world's, but oh well. One must do what one must do to become a published writer and if writing at 2:30 in the morning will do it, then I will do that.
I am determined to not only finish this book, but also get to work on the other one my friend and I are working on, and the writer's book. I will be all to all people. My house may go to pot, buuuuttt sacrifices MUST be made.
Okay, enough. I'm off to get my 1000 words in. I'll let you know when (and if) I get back to bed tomorrow.
Til Then~

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Today, it could be said, was not a good one. I woke up this morning unable to hear. My daughter's cat ate my breakfast while I was folding clothes. My grandbaby decided he didn't want to sleep at all and between the doorbell and phone ringing, who can blame him.
I attempted to work on my book, but that didn't happen. I did exercise and do yoga, but that threw me into not getting cleaned up until 1:30.
Tomorrow is a new day and I plan to do better. I will get this figured out. I'll let you know.
Til Then~

Monday, June 04, 2007

Okay, new day, new life. It has finally stopped raining. That makes me feel better just in itself. I kept my grandson over the weekend. He slept good over night, just I didn't. Threw everything in to a kilter, then my daughter was home over the weekend. She always wants to go and do. I don't know why she just can't sit still. Anywho....
Now, it's time to get on everything. I've got to get caught up. So many things I've been meaning to do. I've got to finish up grading papers for my student. Get on the Oklahoma Writers' Federation stuff, get some addresses for people who I've been promising things, get my email organized, get a newsletter started, get an exercise program worked out, plus work on my book projects. Thank goodness, my grandbaby is a good sleeper!
So, I'm off to begin. Won't even begin to bore you with all the filing that needs to be done. I'll write tomorrow and let you know how today has gone.
Til Then~