Well, a mixed week for me—but then again, when do I not have a mixed week? I got an outline done for a new article on Thursday, and fleshed it out on Friday and Saturday. Yee-haw, because this is one I’m really dreading, so I’m very proud of myself that I am eating that frog just right up! I also posted on my Lapidary Prose blog on Friday.
I’ve had several tracks of my brain playing—what the heck bandwidth do I have, anyway? An old character, well, not old, actually rather young and good-looking, came knocking on my brain over the weekend, claiming (and he’s right) that I gave him very short shrift in the short story I wrote. Hmm, can you wait until Round 4, honey? So, I’ve been conversing with him, often in the middle of the night, which is kinda bad, because hey, I’ve given up sleep already for the duration. But he is a delight, so I am happily killing my stomach cells with way too much caffeine in the morning to get through the day job. I’m also catching up on the literature review for the articles that I need to revise. And Sunday and Monday, I took up the gauntlet thrown down by Robin McCormack and visited each and every one of the participants who posted. It was so wonderful to read about all of your lovely WIPs.
Yesterday, I had four more ideas hit the brain (wait, wait, Round 5? 10?) so I spent some time writing everything down so that I wouldn’t lose the good bits.
Today, I have to devote every minute to the day job, from 5am to about 5:30pm, on 3 hours sleep (yes, the very nice young character came to visit me last night). I am shocked that I can even write this check-in, and if it doesn’t make sense, I have a darn good excuse. I have to do the exact same thing on Friday, so dear nice character, could you talk to yourself Thursday night, please?
You can check on everyone’s progress here; have a look at some of the wonderful things participants are doing!