Not a good writer-ly start here, with twelve days between posts. And no excuses, either. I’ve not been under any deadlines or been sick or anything. I’ve simply been blah. Plus it’s carried over to my novel, which really sucks.
I roll out of bed in search of coffee, sit down with my first cup and play a game while waking up. I end up sticking with the game for an entire pot of coffee. By that time, it’s usually nearing the girls dinner time so I begin that – and put another pot of coffee on. Halfway through that pot, I realize I’m hungry, so I make my dinner. After dinner and the unfinished portion of the second pot of coffee, I either head back to my room with a Coke, or sit and watch some TV with a Coke. If I made it back to my bedroom, I do wake up my laptop and check my email, login to school and check things, and open up my working copy of Choose. Understand, I’m up all night all of the time, whether I’m productively writing or not. It’s the ‘or not’ part that’s getting to me.
I’ve been glued to the TV watching Fixer Upper, Love It or List It, Property Brothers, and the Justice Channel. So yeah, spending tons of time on HGTV! I think Chip is a goofball and adore his antics; Joanna has a beautiful rustic style for design, even though I don’t care for shiplap. I adore Hilary’s sense of style and think David is an awesome real estate agent that really listens to the clients. Drew & Jonathan are my fave’s, though – I love the styles! All of these shows give me ideas, on the plus side… they also help me see all of the flaws from my previous contractors, on the negative side. And, I play the game while watching. Argh!! These shows pretty much end for the night around 4a.m. or so; by that time, I’m typically winding down and not feeling too creative. *sighs*
However, two nights ago I finally started some revisions on Choose. Yay, me! I’ve added some ‘missing’ scenes that help explain things better, added some detailed descriptions of a few important characters, and purchased three new books from Amazon that should really help my character descriptions. My peers and Instructor have all commented that my settings are beautiful and highly descriptive, that they can truly visualize where they are… But, they can’t quite see the characters, other than eye and hair color. Well, two of my books have been delivered and I’m planning on thumbing through them shortly, to see if they can help flush out my characters. I have high hopes; I try not to use the typical phrases that I think are over-used, to describe my characters… apparently, my minimalistic style for that is falling flat. So, my new Emotions Thesaurus and Positive Traits Thesaurus [waiting for Negative Traits Thesaurus to be delivered, still] should help resolve that issue. I hope. The important thing here, though, is I’m finally writing again! So again, yay, me!
I haven’t opened the game today and I’m almost finished with my coffee. The girls have been out a few times and have about an hour and a half to go before dinner. I’ve finished my main email and just need to pop into Facebook and Craigslist real quick, to check for anything of interest. This is exciting, it looks like a night of writing is ahead! So, I am so outtie….