Monday, March 29, 2010

Non-Writerly Things

You might've noticed, I finished the third draft of DLN last night.  I've promised myself I'm going to let it simmer for at least a week before I look at it again.  As with every previous book, I'm fighting the urge to scrap the whole thing and start over.  :shrug:  I think that's part of my process.  I never quite feel like it's good enough.  I coulda done better.  I coulda been someone.  I coulda been a contenda...

And now that Marlon Brando is done taking possession of my psyche, I'm off to do some more non-writerly things.  If nothing else, I need to keep my fingers occupied so they don't touch that manuscript.  Last night I had to make myself stop plotting DLN's sequel - affectionately known as DLN2.  (Who says I'm not a whiz with titles?  LOL)  The whole world needs to marinate. 

In honor of that lack of willpower, I attacked some non-writerly things today.  Earlier, I swept the front patio and the driveway.  Yay.  I also ordered some books last week and they arrived today.  So, of course, I put away the old Ray Bradbury I was reading and jumped into A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire.  And now I'm making a pork roast.

Damn, my life is just too exciting sometimes.  ;o)

Of course, I could always start writing that new speculative idea I had last month... or I could go back and edit that manuscript I never quite finished...  :slap:  Snap out of it! 

Anyhoo... What's up with you?


  1. I worked out 3 times today. Don't ask. Let's just say I fell off the wagon and leave it at that.

    Mmm...pork roast! See, there I go again.

  2. Congrats on finsihing your draft B.E. It is dreary and rainy here in West Virginia. Pot roast is perfect for this type of weather.