Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wednesday (yesterday's blog should have said Tuesday)
When the weather's beautiful, as it was today, it's difficult to find that chair glue.  My excuse was Kate's program in Bremerton.  She turned out to be the recipient of the President's award for scholastic achievement.  Nice.  I have smart and talented grandkids.
Read over the chapter I wrote yesterday, and I really like it.  Am still on tract to have five chapters written by this time next week.  Have my Renton group tomorrow, and of course since we're up to chapter 10 with them, they won't hear any of the rewrites until September - what they're hearing tomorrow will probably all go away, but . . .
Need to get this book finished by the end of October - four months.  I can do it.  Just need to set my goals and stay on track.
More sun tomorrow?  Laptop outside? (lots of reflection on the laptop screen outside - wish I could find a way to work out there productively - hmmmm????)
Wednesday (early, early morning - like 12:40) - and I'm heading for Bremerton around 11:00 to hear Kate sing her duet and watch her promotion ceremony.  Then it's back home to begin working on the rewrite of chapter 3 of the Birdie and Twyla portion of the book. 
Finished chapter 2 last night and really like it.  Of course that opinion may change when I read it over this morning.  But went to bed last night feeling good about it.  The story is taking on such a nice twist with so much more meat that I feel I've really got a winner here. 
Wednesday critique was cancelled for today because so few could make it, but will run Chapter 1 by the group next week and see what everyone thinks.  My goal is to have five chapters rewritten by next week.  That remains to be seen, however and may just be wishful thinking.  We'll see what pans out.  Need to get this book completely finished by November because I want to do NaNo again and don't want this one still hanging over my head.
Should return from Bremerton by 3:30 give or take, so will begin writing again around 4:00, I hope.  Now if my neck and back will just hold out (need to get to a massage therapist).  Onward and upward.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hmmm - well here I am again. Made a quasi promise to myself I'd blog maybe every other day - seems it may end up being when the spirit moves me. Such is the case today. I rewrote the first chapter of the Twyla and Birdie story, and have beefed up the motivation for them to relocate to Washington state; have planted (I hope, at least that was my intent) a threat, which should stick in the reader's mind, giving them (the sisters) additional motivation to "get out of Dodge (Vermont). Squeezed in no writing time today because I made a trip to Snoqualmie Ridge for "promotion" ceremony for granddaughter #1. It's into high school next year and I'm still attempting to wrap my head around that. She was awarded Student of the Month. Where did all those years go? I'm so proud of all these grandkids - need to get this book finished so they are also proud of their Nana J. My goal for the next two weeks is to get the rewrite of the first four chapters completed. Think I can do it, with a little chair glue and smacking myself everytime I think about going into the internet and playing a game. Bad, bad, Judy.