To follow up: I did not meet my writing goal on Monday.
I did write the equivalent of a ten-page paper, and that feels pretty darn good. AND I learned something more about my main character and her motivations. AND I figured out a form to use for some backstory I want to include.
Progress for sure.
Today I am thankful for:
- Richard Hugo House, and the Writing for Teachers workshop series they offer (free of charge)
- SCBWI and the many ways they support writers, including the weekly newsletter (thank you, Martha!)
- Holly Cupala, who encourages and supports other writers with (virtual) bells and whistles and streamers, and who first told me about SCBWI at a party in 2003
- the daffodils that came up in our garden, and the tulips that will follow – the daffodils are looking a bit shattered from all the wind and rain lately, and we’re not sure yet what colour the tulips are: still, the garden brings us joy and a sense of nature’s rhythms
- a fickle voting public that put Adam in the bottom two on American Idol last week, creating unexpected drama and suspense – what? on a reality show? (i bet you didn’t see that one coming, did you?)
- the Engineer and the Teenager, whose belief that I can write this story is a powerful force for good in my life
listening to: Vonda Shepard, A Lucky Life