Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Things I Have Learned...

...from my mostly failed attempts to write this month:

1) Working more hours = less mental energy for storytelling.

2) It is not possible to write in my house while The Husband is home for lunch.

3) If you're stuck on the opening pages of a chapter, skipping ahead to the exciting part can backfire.

Friday, April 1, 2011

No Foolin'

Ah, spring has come to northern New England. The grass has reappeared, the birds are tweeting in the bare branches, and the flowers are sending up their first shoots through the newly defrosted soil.

April Fool! We actually had a raging snowstorm today. The birds and shoots are pissed off.

But anyway...

New day, new month, new goal. I'm back to counting words. It seems to result in more forward motion for me than any other method of tracking progress.

So far, I'm at 635/20,000 for April, and I'm pretty damn psyched to be moving forward again.