I reworked a scene from the British bride WIP and posted it on Elizabeth Anne Mitchell. Shan Jeniah rightfully said that she wasn’t feeling the female lead; I have a hard time getting into her head. I need to have a long conversation with her–I know her external circumstances, why she is afraid to get close, but I don’t know what overrides all that to attract her to my male lead. He’s been in my head trying to tell his story for over a year now, so I know him very well. Her, not so much. I have to get them better names, and I should start thinking about a title. Obviously, I have some work ahead.
So for my goals:
Writing: I don’t think I’ll be able to get beyond the test mile soon. I am going up to Albany on Friday to find a place to live; the uncertainty about that undercuts my ability to work on the blogs and the creative writing.
I did read Claire Legrand’s insightful post on blogging this morning; I’m going to work on feeling that it is not only okay, but important, to talk about myself.Behind on replying to comments, but not too far behind.
The new domain is coming along slowly, but I’m not too worried about it right now. I will post excerpts every so often.
Packing: Last night began the true packing; I have organized things into tiers of necessity–Open First, Open within Two Weeks, and Open when More Settled. Good Lord, I am a nerd!
Social: Not much this week yet. I called my dad last night, which became a very difficult conversation. He is stubbornly refusing to see that my mother is too much for him to handle. Part of the “Greatest Generation,” he sees his growing inability to care for her as a moral failing. I swing between wanting to rail at him and wanting to cry.
Exercise: I walked a lot in Dallas, but have not been walking since I got back. I have been hustling books and boxes, though, for somewhat of a workout.
As always please go encourage all the other ROWers here.