I’m finally getting my groove back after the horrible loss of my work and theft last November 3. It’s taken a while. Sorry. With the holidays and dealing with the insurance company etc, time just disappears. I’m going to try to do a bit better on the blogging front, at least when it comes to checking in.
Since I talked to you last I’ve joined a couple challenges. That’s the biggest thing kicking my butt back into gear. The first week of January I joined something called Club 25 as well as the 250K Challenge. Both are writing related and basically it boils down to me writing-A LOT-to meet the goals. So far so good. I’m making some great progress.
A tip for those of you who write and are struggling. Track your words DAILY. Yeah, maybe some days will have a big whopping 0 but when you see 3K or 5K? Those days will carry you through.
Also, join with some friends and create your own challenge. Whether it’s racking up words or exercising or whatever, track it. It really does help motivate you when you know you’re being held accountable.
As to the work I lost with the theft of my laptop. I prayed for a Christmas miracle that didn’t happen so now I’m trying to take a different approach. I put the loss out of my mind as much as I could the last couple months and have been working on other things because I’d get so upset each time I thought of the mistakes I made in not keeping my files current, etc. But, now I’m at the stage of WANTING to work on it. Not because I have to but because I WANT to. The story HAS to be told, or RETOLD as the case may be. And since there have been plenty of times when I’ve rewritten a story from scratch due to one book issue or another, I’m going to focus on rewriting those words in the same way. The first draft? Crap. They’re all crap. Ask any writer. It’s the second and third and all the drafts that come after the first one that really matters. So, here I am. Almost ready to tackle that challenge and hit the ground running as soon as I finish my current projects.
What have you been doing?