Thursday, November 4, 2010

Off To a Slow Start

I love my characters, don't get me wrong...

And I know they have a great story to tell me...

But I just find myself dawdling all during the day when I have like, ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD TO MYSELF....and then find myself making a mad dash to pump out the minimum words before I go to bed after the rush of homework, supper, baths, etc. I've been staying up three hours past my regular bedtime to write. For some reason, that seems to be working for me rather than trying to concentrate on it during the daytime- like right now.

I'm tempted to turn my days around, at least for the month of November- of course, I'd still get up and get the kids off to school at their regular time, but it crossed my mind last night that I seem to write better in the evenings on this one. Perhaps I might be better off to go back to bed after the kids are gone for school and sleep until hubby gets home mid-afternoon.

Then I could still get my rest, be up with him and the kids until they go to bed, and still be able to stay up a bit longer to write once they're all in bed and the house settles down around me.

But, I have a routine and I hate to break it, even though I am breaking it bit by bit as this week wears on.

Perhaps a bite for lunch and then solid concentration would help along with a little soundtrack to help me along.

Write on!


Sherry Cahill said...

What else can you do, but follow the muse? If she says write at night while standing on your head and singing Yankee Doodle Dandee, then that's what we do.

I'm trying NaNoWriMo for the first time. I'm not on target, but I'm moving forward.

Taryn Raye said...