The muse conspired against me when it came to writing this last chapter. I think I wrestled with it for two weeks. Novels do not get written when you do a chapter every two weeks. Gah!
This chapter was particularly difficult to write and I know it needs a lot more work. But for now, it's gonna work, darn it, until the editing stage comes around. And I am blessedly looking forward to the next chapter, starting off with that white screen in front of me, and the frustration of the last chapter behind me.
Saturday was busy with my stepson's track meet (he got first place in the 400 and set a new record!) and taking my daughter to a birthday party. It was a glorious day in the 70's and everyone was out and about enjoying the weather. I did a bit of shopping, but by 2 p.m., I knew I was in for a long night. My head began to pound and by the time I'd picked up my daughter and came home, I had a full-blown migraine.
Thankfully, my husband was home to take care of things and I went down to our room in the basement where it was wonderfully dark and quiet and lay there in complete misery. Goodness. I slept and slept and woke up at 1:42 a.m. Sunday and still had a headache. After watching an old movie (Boom Town with Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy), I went back to sleep. Hubby made me breakfast Sunday morning and then I took another nap.
I was not happy about all of this - after all, it was the weekend and prime writing time! Sunday afternoon hubby got me out of the house and I went and picked out a new pair of frames for my glasses. They will look much better than the frames I have now, but I didn't like the price. Oh well. A small dent in my vacation fund, but this was a definite "must have" so will have to just deal with it.
And in other good news, I had someone respond to my "ad" for a critique partner and I'm thrilled! I think we'll be a good match for each other. :-) And I'm motivated to get this novel done and polished. I'm making good progress, but this will help me kick it up a notch!
Alright, enough about me. How was your weekend?
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