Thursday, August 6, 2009

Oh yeah, it's August already

As one of my Facebook friends so cruelly pointed out to me, it's August (and not even the first few days of August). While that means school is about to resume (which doesn't affect me much this year as I'm not teaching Seminary), it also means that Bubonicon is this month! And I have checks to mail... One for my husband's admission, and one for the author's tea.

I suppose I should also register my car (no it hasn't expired yet!)

I'm grateful that time isn't flying noticeably faster post-baby. It already whipped by pretty fast beforehand. I suppose that comes from always keeping my schedule full. These days, just playing with my kid, writing, scrapbooking, blogging, etc. are very slow paced compared to the life I lived as an attorney.

The novel continues to go - freewriting was definitely the right call there. I jot down 3,000 words at a time, nevermind that most of them will end up being cut and redone. There's something to be said for just hanging out with your characters and getting to know their situations before pulling it all together on the redraft. My first published novel started as a freewrite, and it too was a lot of fun from start to finish. There were frustrating moments, but they were just moments. At least, that's how I remember the process ;-).

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