First and foremost, let us remember the brave men and women who have fought for our freedoms on this soil and abroad. Without them, we wouldn't be here today.
I'd also like to say blogger has been giving me a migraine these last three days and I just can't seem to do anything with it. I can't comment, I can't blog, I can't rearrange my stuff, ARGH! I know this happens every six weeks or so, so it must be my time again.
Thank you so much for all your encouragement these last few days. Without you guys, I'd literally be a sniveling, cowering mess. With the new map I think I've gotten to where I want to be.
I checked out the category I want to work on, but ugh, what a mess! I mean the plot's great, the characters are real, I really like the setting but man, oh man, the writing just sucks. How many 'was' did I find in the first paragraph alone? Now granted, this is the first book I've ever written, literally, but it still resonates with me and I think the ending is perfect. I've got a lot of cleaning up to do, a ton of rewriting, but what else have I got to do?
Wait for the partial to come back that I sent out last week. Okay, I'm trying not to think about it, which is like trying not to think about why Monster Baby is so quiet in the kitchen. I've got to get it out of my mind and CONCENTRATE. I've got to write the next book. Scratch that. I've got to FINISH the next book.
Speaking of which, Gwen from This Is Not My Day Job is holding a Summer Novel Challenge, where we're trying to finish what we say we want to. Sort of like a summer NaNo. Check it out, join up if you want. I think being held accountable will help me. I have nothing to lose, except maybe 50k. And who knows, maybe I can finish two books this summer.
As to blogging, I'm not sure what I'm doing with it. I mean, you guys know I can't stay away even when I say I'm on break, which is where I'm supposed to be right now. It's just hard for me because I don't have normal people to talk to in the 'real' world. And you know how I love to talk. I'm trying to find the right balance so I guess we'll see where it goes. I'm supposed to be building my platform but right now it seems all I'm building is transience. (love that word) So if my posts are rapid fire one week, and none at all the next, sorry.
With school out and Monster Baby around all the time, it's going to be difficult. And I know so many of you have more than one child and quite frankly, I have no idea how you do it. I cried when she graduated the other day but secretly can't wait for her to go to school full time in the fall. Seven whole hours to myself, what will I do????
Anyway, that's where I am, that's what I'm doing. Thanks for sticking around my craziness and putting up with my whining. Have a great holiday.