Even though I wasn’t writing, I was writing.

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.

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