Silk’s Post #9 — Since I spilled my guts on the subject of War last night (unintentially proving how easily I’m diverted off the track of my still-gestating story), I’ll keep this Monday morning post short and sweet.
Yes, I confess to the habitual sin of not putting my novel at the top of my list every morning. Oh, it’s always there in my to-do’s. But it’s always in the ‘as soon as’ category. As soon as I finish my paid writing for Client X. As soon as I finish my volunteer writing for Organization Y. As soon as I get at least the worst clumps of cat hair off the floor. As soon as I get back from the gym. As soon as I call my friends who just got whacked by Hurricane Sandy. As soon as I pay the bills. As soon as I take that slip for blood work to the lab, the one that’s been sitting on my counter for three weeks. As soon as I do something edible with the fresh apples from our orchard, now starting to wither in a basket in the basement.
I know! I’ll make some pies for the freezer.
Characters created to date: 12
Backstory concocted: probably too much
Locations researched and described: 6
Plot figured out: beginning, middle, end
Outline completed: 0% – I’ve determined I’m a NOP
Scenes envisioned: not enough to get to the middle
Scenes written: 1
Pies eaten this week: 0
Pies made this week: 12
Today I’m going to go bake and eat some pie. As soon as I get a couple thousand words written.