Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mammy Hat

Check-in time - support the other participants here.  To summarise, roughly 2k of a draft written, just not the right WIP.

It's been hard to take off the mammy hat lately.  My OH keeps going, why aren't you writing?  I don't know why, but when something major (to me) happens, I don't want to do anything.  Ever again.  The longer I let it go on for, the harder it is to snap out of it.  Himself knows this so didn't let me away with it.  Weirdo.  :P

After much persuading/bribing/tormenting, I got to work.  On something new.  Oops.  Over the weekend, I've written an outline and about 2k of a novellette idea I had a while back - the idea didn't work before but some random research inspired me to take a second look then as I was outlining, I came up with something better.  It's fun and new and experimental and different to everything else I've done - always a plus. 

Haven't touched Taunt but I've been working out the atmosphere a little more.  You know, in my head.  I'm getting back to that during the week, particularly on the organisational crap that I keep putting off.  I'm scared I'm going to mess it up completely.  Sequels scare the shit out of me.  I've, like, four "first in a series/trilogy" written, maybe four more "almost" written.  Can't handle book 2.  It's ridiculous. 

Anyway, we're back in the hospital tomorrow to get my daughter's bandages changed - I can hear the hysterics already - so I'm not expecting next check-in to be full of achievement but I'm feeling good for Sunday's check-in.  Wish me luck!  Also, the baby's bottom teeth cut through this week, explains the sudden sleepless nights.  :D


  1. I'm amazed you're getting anything done at the moment. New ideas are always good, the other wips will just have to wait their turn

  2. I know what you mean about the other WIPs that clamor for attention...I'm trying to avoid them, though, knowing that I've planned for them to shine in the next round.

    Here's my ROW 80 CHECK-IN

  3. Yeah, I'm kinda just going with it right now. It's a short piece so I can churn out the first draft pretty quickly and hopefully it will leave me be for a while. :D

  4. hope all your little ones soon recover - you to - bad nights are the pits - WIP well if an idea wont stay quiet the best thing is to let it out - make a large enclosure and let it explore its new home - writing is good

  5. Hope everyone's okay! I've never written a sequel myself, but it sounds like fun. Of course, I'm probably saying that precisely because I've never written one [g]

  6. Oh dear you have a lot going on. Sounds like you are taking good care of those little ones.

  7. Best wishes for your daughter's recovery.

    Sometimes the best way back into your WIP is to clear out the ideas in your head. Sounds like you had some good ones. Congrats on the novella and sending good vibes for this week.

  8. I'm there with you on the sequel. They're stubborn, those second books. Like middle children, maybe? Writing a trilogy- what was I thinking? It's even harder with real life- little ones need what they need when they need it. Teething and one in bandages, wow! I hope de-bandaging goes as smoothly as possible.

  9. I'm just going with the flow now - see what happens next!

    Yeah. Sequels. I think maybe I just need to get one over and done with, get over the fear.

    Vicki, you'll be fine on the trilogy, I've heard the third book is way easier than the second. That's the only thing helping me through the day. ;)

    Bandages didn't go so well, not healing as well as they expected. Another week of the impossible task of keeping a three year old's bandages dry.

  10. Forward progress on something is better than forward progress on nothing any day, Claire. Well done!


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