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 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.


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.


Taffiny said...


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...


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?


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