Coming into the home stretch in July, I’m carefully leaning into the horse’s neck to make the push for August. How in the world is it almost August? I know time goes faster when one is older, but this is ridiculous!
Except for the writing, things have slowed down. I seem to be greatly affected by hay-fever this year, so I am wandering around with eyes watering and itching, swollen shut in the morning after far too little sleep. Enough whining!!
I am keeping up with increasing my word count, so I am pleased with myself. 🙂 I put up my WIPpet Wednesday post here. I feel as though the memoir so far is quite the downer, but I don’t know whether to pull happier segments into play, or to go to a completely different WIP. Any thoughts would be welcomed.
I am going to add a goal of working on one blog post a week, based on some of the things I mentioned last check-in, such as the difficulties of living in the 14th century. I’m also thinking still of who I am as a writer. John Holton’s post here engendered more thoughts, because I also write memoir and creative non-fiction, which I sometimes think are not as “sexy” as fiction. I answer the “what do you write?” question more often than not with something about the fiction WIPs than the memoir, and (until now) my creative non-fiction has been a closely-held secret. Silly, isn’t it?
So, how are all of you doing? I hope your home stretch into August is a good one! If you have a chance, do visit some of the some of the ROW80 participants here.