Saturday, January 5, 2013

one step forward, two steps backs......

So as I have begun writing ( yup - already wrote several pages) I am struck with concern about what I have written.  It feels stilted, artificial and yes....even boring at times.  Ugh!  I have the ideas but I really want to make them come alive off the page, to make the stories magnificent.  I want a story that is so compelling that its too hard to put down.  I think my strategy will be to just get something on paper ( or in this case on computer) and then come back to it to make it better, then give it to someone ( like Kaitlyn) to make it even better. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Ready, Set, Procrastinate

I'm ready to get writing - but I'm distracting my self by coming up with different ideas to write about.  Right now I have 6 possible manuscript outlines and titles.  I'm not sure if I'm just being creative or if I'm avoiding doing the hard work.  Getting organized seems like half the battle.  I went through all my old notes, I put everything in folders and/or on the computer and I did actually do some writing.  I know I can do it.  It is funny but I seem to prefer writing long hand instead of typing - there is something about actually wrintg longhand that feels more honest or creative.

I did actually write my goals out for 2013 - including writing (at least one manuscript ready by August) losing weight (at least 25 pounds by August) and paying off all the credit cards.  These seems very achievable - as I long as I am disciplined and get to work - so with that, time to go workout.