Wow. I have let this waiting-till-tomorrow thing go a little far, huh? I may have a good reason. The good news is, though, that even though I wasn’t writing this, I was actually writing something else. I’ve made it about 6,000 words into my first short story since college and I’m loving it! I scrapped the story about the boy getting lost in the woods. Instead I’m writing about a carriage ride and the four strangers aboard it.
But, in the meantime, a couple closing observations:
Observation: I went to a writer’s group since the last time I was here. It’s the Charlotte Writer’s Group (you can join on Facebook) and we critiqued stories and I met some other writers. I cannot tell you how nice it is to know you aren’t alone. It is axiomatic that writing is a lonely venture. Groups like this make it a little bit less so.
Observation 2: I have been working a lot over the past two or three weeks. The month of July just totally got away from me and I have been swamped. I feel like I’m making good progress this week but working 60 hours a week and having guests on the weekend is not conducive to accomplishing much writing. Writing requries at least some degree of idleness and self-reflection. Fortunately for you all, I already wrote a whole post about things that make you not write, and this was pretty well covered there.
That’s it for now. Not much, I know. But it is an update to tell you hey, I’m still doing this. And I’m getting somewhere.