Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nobody Gonna Slow Me Down

I seem to have hit my stride in writing book 2.  I tossed and turned in my bed until 6:30 AM yesterday, staring at the dark void behind my eyelids, as I watched Anaiiya argue with Motavi until they wrote the first chapter of book 2.  The day that followed was a glorious one, despite the palpitations-inducing doses of caffeine I required and the 8-block walk to work from the parking space I eventually found at the far reaches of campus after a 45-minute hunt (Not even kidding.  I pay $250 a year to circle campus like a buzzard for 30-45 minutes every day ('green' campus my @$$), and I still have to walk 8 blocks to get to work.)

But that's not the point!  The point is that I have 12 glorious pages of book 2 mostly completed (mostly), and they don't make me want to kill myself or eat my feelings or anything.  Only a few hundred more to go, and then I begin the editing process anew!  Followed by book 3!  Followed by more editing...and I just made myself sad. 

I know!  Puppies!  I think it's time for puppies.  This is my chiweenie puppy (half chihuahua, half weenie dog), whose name is Turtles, and my rat terrier Punkin, who mostly hates his chiweenie guts.  Enjoy!

She says, "Keep.  Him.  Away.  From.  Me."


  1. Tee-hee! I, too, struggle with trying to keep myself focused on the task at hand, rather than the apprehension correlated with all the tasks to follow! Puppy pictures certainly help one keep a little closer to the moment.

  2. Oh my goodness, what sweet puppy pictures!! I struggle to remain on track with my novels also. I get so giddy once I finally finish a first draft and then I pause and think...nope, wait, still have to edit/revise...

  3. Your puppies are adorable. I can see why you love them. It's such a wonderful feeling to finish a novel, but then the hard part begins...the never ending editing phase. Thanks for sharing!


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