Thursday, August 03, 2006

Writing Weekend

Well, tomorrow is sort of a Day of Reckoning for me: I'll see if I can get my writing back on track a little. In the last few weeks...honestly in the last couple of writing has definitely suffered. Summer is leaching away my time and my energy. Even if we don't happen to be doing something during my 'scheduled' writing time, I'm not all that motivated. I'm physically drained, wanting to do nothing more than slide down onto a cool bed and read a book to escape. Although, strangely, blogging doesn't seem so physically and mentally taxing.

But in-laws are taking the boys mid-day for a weekend at their lakehouse. So I'll have a good bit of time to write (and maybe even a little time to squeeze in here and there over the weekend). It's been a long time since I've had a chunk of time to work with, and I think I really need it. I need to get my head back in this book and get a move-on.

I WISH I was one of those people who can write a book in a couple of months. Although...who knows? Maybe I could if I had both boys in school. Even a book in a year would be a huge improvement... Maybe I really need to give myself page goals everyday. I really hoped it wouldn't come to that...


Lucy said...

Hey good luck with that Alyssa! (That's sincere, not sarcastic, in case it's not clear.)

Something that was said in Atlanta (that stuck) was that if you only wrote one page a day - ONE PAGE A DAY - at the end of the year, you'd have your book. It kind of hit home for me.

So, how many pages have I written since I got back home? A big fat whomping zero, but that's another story altogether. :o)

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Thanks, Lucy! (Thought you were MIA ;) How was the Conference?!

I don't have so much trouble writing a page...I've written A LOT of's the revisions that cause me all the grief.

Lucy said...

It was good. I'm glad I went. :o)