Kait’s check-in post made me laugh. Far from starting nimbly from the gate, I am hopelessly tangled in the reins, and the horse is contemplating having nothing more to do with me. But it’s all right–sometimes untangling is a necessary first step.
I will also try to have more interesting check-ins as time goes on, but here’s the short and tangled:
1. I have to write a non-fiction, scholarly, article this summer. It has to be accepted for publication by the end of Round Four, so I am dedicating a 1/2 hour everyday to it. Monday and Tuesday I was correcting the copy edits from an article that was accepted for publication last week. What is my excuse today? Not much of one, but there was a massive hailstorm that made me unplug and stare out the window for a half-hour, and thunder that continued for several hours thereafter. Does that count?
2. I want to get back to my fiction, if only on a small scale. I have a series of small pieces planned. I will write at least five sentences everyday on my fiction. I have cheated here somewhat, as I will post a WIPpet, but I had notes before I wrote it.
3. My blogs are a moribund, disorganized, mess. I will spend 1/2 hour everyday on one or more of the blogs. Nope. I did think about them and read some drafts, though.
And as a generalized excuse, I spent a leisurely lunch with Eden Mabee, during which we were so busy catching up, we didn’t write a word!
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