Monday, February 9, 2009


I've been quite busy lately with..It takes a village. As in it takes a village to get my son to do any of his school assignments. And this year there are all these big long term project thingies, history day, science fair. I am trying to readjust my mindset so that it stops being a continual source of stress. Because a stressed out me is no good for me, and no good for my son, or for my husband who I keep trying to get to take my place in the whole helping our son get from point A to point....um well actually maybe that should be from point D to point A.

A person who does manuscript editing for cash is speaking at my local library tonight. I went last year to hear her and I'm thinking she is just going to say the same things, but still I'm probably going to go. I need to get back on track with my writing and maybe this will help me to do so. I did make the tiniest bit of progress the night I was so sick I couldn't sleep at all. Just little things that I liked...a swan graveyard, a secret door leading to a hidden staircase, etc. little clues and riddles to decorate the story with. Little things certainly but for me emotionally helpful flourishes.

5 comments:

strugglingwriter said...

Progress is good and going to hear that lady speak is good too.

Good luck with the village :)

My wife started reading my novel yesterday and was pretty positive about it. She read 50+ pages which is amazing to me because it is very unpolished.

Paul

Taffiny said...

Paul,

I'm really glad I went, she covered new material, and helped energize me again to get working on editing.

I feel like I could use more villagers, a lot more villagers. :)

I'm so jealous. I know my work must be boring since it is so hard to get the people I know to read it.

strugglingwriter said...

I honestly don't think my writing is all that un-boring ( :) ). I just think she needed something to read.

I think we all need a rent-a-village. :)

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

I'm so glad you went to the talk - sometimes we just need a tiny spark to help us along and the fact that she covered new material sounds really good.

Taffiny said...

Paul,

I doubt that, I am sure your material is indeed interesting, if not, then clearly your people love you more than mine love me (either way, the sun is shining in your corner). :)

Yes, why stop at gadgets and Snuggies, where is my rent-a-village infomercial?


Vanilla,

Yeah. I was amazed at how much a tiny spark can help.