Last week rocked.
Somewhere in between going to Houston, meeting Melissa, learning how to make sushi, making more and more and more sushi, playing a last minute set on guitar/voice with friends, going on a date with my husband, organizing my kitchen, and having a five-episode Lost marathon complete with — yes — even more sushi, it managed to be a good week for writing, too.
Note that I did not say consistent, but it was, nonetheless, good.
Sporadically throughout the week, I worked on editing my novel and made decent progress. On Saturday, I planned, wrote, and completed my workshop story. It’s short and sad, but it is complete. It was challenging, and I neither hate it nor love it. On Sunday morning, I awoke to 6:15AM inspiration and started working on the trilogy I told you guys about last week.
I LOVE IT. So far.
If you haven’t checked out the link I attached to Phase Outlining, you should. It’s an interesting way to think of drafting a novel, and quite convenient for this stage of my writing. Though I’m heavy into WIP edits and Creativity Workshop projects, I still wanted to get my new ideas out on paper. Working with Phase Outlining, I’m not worrying at all about whether it looks presentable or not. Basically, it’s a tool to get story ideas on the page that can later be expanded into a full draft.
Sunday morning was dark and dreary, perfect for working on that project. I ended up with a great start — 2700 words — and don’t feel weighed down by it. It could easily make me feel heavy, I think, either with guilt for working on it too much, or with frustration that I’m not working enough on it. This is good middle ground. I’m generating fast ideas that will be waiting for me when it’s time to improve them.
Alright, that’s enough for now. Besides, I broke unwritten rules and double-posted today — here’s a link to that post, since you probably missed it, which is all about my new video (“Blackbird”).
Sorry if this post feels rushed. After yesterday’s crazy productive day, I’m anxious to just read and relax. If I’m feeling really ambitious, I’ll go to the gym. Or, I’ll chill poolside, if not (more likely).
Have a great day, and I hope you guys are making good progress with the workshop, or your writing, or whatever else you may be working on at the moment. Thanks for always being encouraging and supportive, all of you. You make this even more fun than it already is!