Author obsessed

All of the family drama (good drama) the last three weeks has made it hard to focus on my Work In Progress. That’s why yesterday was such a relief. Mer left around lunchtime for a well-deserved week at the beach with her dad. I fired up the computer and dove back into the novel. It was like diving into a deep, dark lake – scary, cold, and exciting.

It took until mid-afternoon to refamiliarize myself with all the threads of the story. That’s one of the things about novels that I find hard – holding on to all the different bits of info about characters, the order in which motivation unfolds, etc. By dinner, it was all familiar and I set about adding to the word count. Went to bed at 11 satisfied.

Today and tomorrow are writer’s dream days – just me and my characters, alone and ready to work. I have absurdly high word count goals. I have to take Thursday and Friday off, and two days next week are set aside for family things, too. Once I get to the end of the month, the family drama meter will be set back on High as I get ready to move and totally change my life. So if I have any hope of meeting my deadline, I had better set and meet absurdly high word counts on days like this.

To be honest, I’m pretty stoked. I like a challenge.

I have to make the coffee. I leave you with these pictures of my back porch kitties. I think they may have moved on already. Didn’t see them yesterday. Tempus fugit


Image hosted by TinyPic.com The pack at rest.

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Image hosted by TinyPic.com Catching sunshine.

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15 Replies to “Author obsessed”

  1. I love kitties! Unfortunately I’m allergic to them– and I have two cats of my own!! I don’t want to get rid of them, so I just don’t pet them.. I already gave into the temptation this morning and ended up getting their hair in my eye and now I’m sneezing and my eye is itching like crazy. But I still love them! I’m sad though b/c I always wanted to get a cat with LOTS of hair, which is obviously out of the question. Maybe I’ll get one of those bald cats, but they kind of creep me out..
    Those gray kitties look like ones that used to hang around us when we went camping.. hehe I love their color.. I love all cats 🙂

  2. I love kitties! Unfortunately I’m allergic to them– and I have two cats of my own!! I don’t want to get rid of them, so I just don’t pet them.. I already gave into the temptation this morning and ended up getting their hair in my eye and now I’m sneezing and my eye is itching like crazy. But I still love them! I’m sad though b/c I always wanted to get a cat with LOTS of hair, which is obviously out of the question. Maybe I’ll get one of those bald cats, but they kind of creep me out..
    Those gray kitties look like ones that used to hang around us when we went camping.. hehe I love their color.. I love all cats 🙂

  3. I love kitties! Unfortunately I’m allergic to them– and I have two cats of my own!! I don’t want to get rid of them, so I just don’t pet them.. I already gave into the temptation this morning and ended up getting their hair in my eye and now I’m sneezing and my eye is itching like crazy. But I still love them! I’m sad though b/c I always wanted to get a cat with LOTS of hair, which is obviously out of the question. Maybe I’ll get one of those bald cats, but they kind of creep me out..
    Those gray kitties look like ones that used to hang around us when we went camping.. hehe I love their color.. I love all cats 🙂

  4. the cats are so cute!

    It amazes me that you too have trouble writing. Reading your books, it all flows so well I cant imagine you getting frustrated or trying to piece everything together. Books truly are a work of art.

    Good luck on your WIP & have a great day!

  5. the cats are so cute!

    It amazes me that you too have trouble writing. Reading your books, it all flows so well I cant imagine you getting frustrated or trying to piece everything together. Books truly are a work of art.

    Good luck on your WIP & have a great day!

  6. the cats are so cute!

    It amazes me that you too have trouble writing. Reading your books, it all flows so well I cant imagine you getting frustrated or trying to piece everything together. Books truly are a work of art.

    Good luck on your WIP & have a great day!

  7. kitties & wip

    hey! aww! those pics are so cute:-)! my back porch kitties are doing fine…big bully snowflake has met his match w/small timid eeyore. eeyore just took one look at snowflake and snowflake ran away. i’ll bet your back porch kitties will come back:-). good luck with your wip:-). i have a few wips i’m working on too. i can’t wait to read the wip:-). i know it’ll be good:-). -ashley 🙂

  8. kitties & wip

    hey! aww! those pics are so cute:-)! my back porch kitties are doing fine…big bully snowflake has met his match w/small timid eeyore. eeyore just took one look at snowflake and snowflake ran away. i’ll bet your back porch kitties will come back:-). good luck with your wip:-). i have a few wips i’m working on too. i can’t wait to read the wip:-). i know it’ll be good:-). -ashley 🙂

  9. kitties & wip

    hey! aww! those pics are so cute:-)! my back porch kitties are doing fine…big bully snowflake has met his match w/small timid eeyore. eeyore just took one look at snowflake and snowflake ran away. i’ll bet your back porch kitties will come back:-). good luck with your wip:-). i have a few wips i’m working on too. i can’t wait to read the wip:-). i know it’ll be good:-). -ashley 🙂

  10. Awww…I love kittens! My mom said we had some in the garage that’s set apart from our house, but I never saw them, and they may have moved on, too. Plus, they’re totally wild.

  11. Awww…I love kittens! My mom said we had some in the garage that’s set apart from our house, but I never saw them, and they may have moved on, too. Plus, they’re totally wild.

  12. Awww…I love kittens! My mom said we had some in the garage that’s set apart from our house, but I never saw them, and they may have moved on, too. Plus, they’re totally wild.

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