Saturday, April 23, 2011

starting and stalling

Today is day three of the first annual Writers' Conference at Rachel's house. While it's been fun, I'm a little discouraged about my progress. I didn't write nearly as much as I'd hoped. But I did get the climactic scene written, which is saying something. (Now I just have to go back and make the scene fit.)

I also had some fun with cover design ideas. I went to to check out some of their royalty free stock photography and I found three distinct possibilities for covers in the Naturals trilogy. I even came up with tentative titles for books two and three. I played around on and have three cover art ideas (one of which is now my computer's background image). So, that makes me feel good. Makes it feel a bit more real.

But before I can do anything with the covers, I have to actually finish the book. And I haven't yet.

(I know, I know...Poor me, right?)

I head home today, and, while it's sad for the conference to come to an end, I'm ready for it, too. I haven't seen the Fat Baby in days--I didn't even get to say goodbye to him before I left because he was hiding somewhere. I missed last night's episode of Fringe. And, if I'm lucky, I might catch the husband before he leaves for work today.

In other news, when I was stalled out on Thursday night, I spent some time reading over the 6,000 or so words I have in a WIP called No, My Sister is Not a Muslim, and Answers to Other Frequently Asked Questions About  my Dysfunctional Family. I laughed out loud at a number of places, which made me very excited for the day when that work is back on my front burner.

I love, love, love when things I've written make me laugh.

So, that's where I am. I still have about half my break left, which is exciting. And when I get back to work, it's almost the end of April. That just leaves May and a week or so of June before I can write all the time for a couple months. To say I'm excited would be an understatement.

Okay, back to working on Awaking. Wish me luck.

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