Thursday was my husband's birthday! (Happy Birthday, love!) and tonight -Friday- I was running the screening of a documentary film about girl-on-girl cruelty in schools for the students on my campus! (This is happening again tomorrow, by the way.)
Suffice it to say, I'm tired.
And I'm a little distracted.
I've not written real WORDS since last Sunday.
However, I really wanted to be sure that this week wasn't a total wash, and so, I found myself doing some great things that I really hope will strengthen my work in the coming weeks.
1. I did some really strong plotting/plot work. I made a list of each chapter, and tried to write 2-5 sentences outlining what needs to happen in that chapter. I know that it will flex and morph as it's written, but this should help me ensure that my plot threads are all accounted for, and that everything is in the proper place.
2. I did some heavy thematic/climactic brainstorming. There are a few really key phrases that will be a big plot device later in the novel. The wording for this plot device is really important, and I did a fair bit of thinking about those bits.
- Zanne! Okay, My friend Jessica posted about her friend Zanne who was starting a writing blog and working on her first novel. We've been emailing and I'm already so very eager to chat with her more! Our WIPs are such lovely complements, in theme at least, and I feel that we'll be able to really understand the delicacies related to some of our themes. I'm so excited to have been introduced to her, and hope we continue to share with one another!
- S. P. Clark! So, I have NO idea exactly how/when we first followed one another on twitter (Sometime this week, I know), but he's proven to be a witty tweeter, and lovely blogger! (I just read the entries on his writing blog this evening) and I'm so excited to see what lies in store for this MG author! If you know me, you know that I love YA, but I probably love MG just a little bit more. It might be because I work with 13 year old kiddos, and these boys mostly love really strong MG fiction, but whatever the reason, MG is a brilliant facet of the literary scene, and I'm so glad I stumbled upon his tweets!
So, I can't say that I'm proud of my lack of writing this week, but I keep reminding myself that it isn't a complete wash. If I can keep my story in my head, and even work in my brain, that will certainly contribute to a stronger manuscript (MS) when I'm all finished. :)
Have a great weekend, everyone!
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