Okay, so I’m nearly done on the novella when back comes the baby. I’ve really, really, really got to finish this novella because I need to get back to the novel. I planned to have it all done and off to beta readers this weekend, but guess what????
For the first time ever, baby is staying with me overnight! Yes! Saturday morning through Sunday, and the corgis are going to be here too and my doggies. Ohmigod! Finish the novella over the weekend? And then the baby is back on Monday. And Wednesday.
Chill. The novella will get done. Maybe by Friday? This Friday? It better be!
Hope you are having a great week!!! Mine may be a disaster. Can’t think like that. It’s going to be great. Baby and dogs will be great. And the novella will be done.
If you don’t hear from me for a while, you’ll know why.
Get three times more stuff done during the day if I wasn’t thwarted by the spinning dial.
You know what I mean. That annoying little icon that spins and spins and spins saying that the computer can’t keep up with your actions. I don’t even have fifty-million screens open, so it doesn’t have any excuse. I try to type on my manuscript. The words are flowing through my brain, please, please let me get them down before they disappear. Nope. Three words. Spinning dial.
All right, already. I’ll work on my jaguar. It’s a zoo picture I took, beautiful jaguar, BUT the fence ruined some of the majesty, so I’m removing the fence as much as I can to have a pristine jaguar. Nope. I’m not. Spinning dial.
Okay, fine, I’ll check the weather. Ha!
Okay, I’ll post my blog. I swear the spinning dial is silently laughing evilly as it watches me struggle with doing ANYTHING I want to do. I got up at 4 am. It’s 6:30, and I’m only now able to write this blog.
Finally, the spinning blob has gone back to sleep and now I feel like I need a nap. But nope!!! While it’s gone, I’ve got to hurry and do everything I was trying to do in the last 2 1/2 hours in sonic speed!
Do you ever feel like the spinning dial is slowing you down?
Create the scenes I need to propel my story along. Wouldn’t that be neat? I know some authors whose brains work that way. What a miracle that would be! Here you’d get your sleep, kind of, and still be writing the story, kind of.
Not me. Though sometimes as I’m waking, or trying to fall asleep, I’ll be mulling over the story and voila! I have a breakthrough idea! Not last night or this morning, however. Which means I just have to write until I get it right.
Back to writing on SEAL Team wolfies! The golden jaguar in the foreground was so good to allow me to photograph him while he was thinking about how good I would taste. The other jaguars are from renderosity. Have a beautiful day!!!
Can you imagine telling a dragon what to do? Just pretend it’s a very big lapdog. Feed it well. Pet it nicely. Speak soothingly. And always remind him that you are the boss.
Now that you’ve had your lesson 101 in being in charge, I’m back to writing and trying to take charge of my characters. It’s not working. They often take over. And then there are the dogs. The granddaughter–toddler, you know. But in the end, it all works out.
I wanted to do more with this, but I have too many deadlines, so maybe later. I took the picture in a small town in Scotland that had a pretty pond and tons of birds. Really pretty. Love the bridge in the background. And I added the boat and woman.
Maybe not, but I’m moving in a direction that I might need to change. Still, I have a story rolling, rolling, rolling, and I’m excited! I love it when I get an idea and can start moving to the end. I can change it. Sure I can. But I have to have something down on “paper” before I can change it.
I thought I was going to be behind yesterday on Wolff Bros story because I wrote all day on SEAL Wolf Team to the Rescue. But I must have been WAY ahead on word count, 3500 instead of 1500 because I was right where I was supposed to be. Which is good because today, I’m going to be behind. I’m concentrating on the novella because it has to be turned in sooner. I wrote 6000 words yesterday!! I hope to get 4,000 today and I’ll be close to halfway done. That’s the miracle of novellas. They don’t take as long to write.
Okay, I’m off to get going because it’s almost 8 am and I don’t even know how that happened. Do you?
“Okay, which is my best look, side view, or head-on?”
“Tanner, don’t encourage her. Maybe she’ll go off and take pictures of flowers or something.”
“I like getting my picture taken, Max. I’m very photogenic.” That’s my silly dogs for you. I keep telling myself I need to take treats out to capture their excited looks and not their bored looks. But I forgot. It was really windy, and their hair kept flying in front of their faces. Part of Tanner’s ear flew over his eyes when I took the one shot. I should have just taken a picture of all the hair in their eyes–sometimes the shots that are the most fun are the ones that show the real story.
The good news is that I think I came up with a story idea for the novella. I think. I just have to figure out how to write it. And I managed getting 500 words on my Wolff story, so I had word count, since I was 1500 ahead. And I finished proofing SEAL Wolf Surrender! Yay!
I’m off to keep after it. I’m not out of the woods yet. And I just got word I have some other books coming out on sale so I need to make up some graphics for that. Have a great day!!!