Mind holding that thought a sec? I didn't think so :D A couple of weeks ago, I was awarded a fabulous award and I have been unable to post about it (or post the award) until now. I wanted to take a moment to thank Deirdra over at A Storybook World for the Powerful Woman Writer Award:
I'm feeling kind of powerful right now :D Thanks Deirdra!! Wander on over to her site. She's got one of the prettiest banners I've ever seen!
A huge hello and freely distributed hugs to my new followers!! I've been AWOL, I know. Thank the ever fickle Internet gods for that. It seems I've displeased them and they now require I go fifteen minutes from home to surf the aether. Not a huge problem (I get to spend my mornings at a book store) BUT they KNOW I have papers due in two weeks!! It'd be so much easier to have the Internet up all day and be able to come to it as I see fit. Ah well...rant over.
On to the Challenge! Will I visit other sites? Yes. When? It's a surprise!! For everyone...including myself ;) I know, I know, I've apologized already. Forgive my over-indulgence of the phrase "I'm sorry" but I mean it. Truly.
"F" is for...
What's that got to do with writing? Everything. We all make mistakes. We spend too much time on a book and not enough time on school work. Beds go unmade and laundry piles up along with dishes. The dog is bouncing, legs crossed, in front of the door and the cat's litter box hasn't been cleaned out in a week.
Life swoops in and carries us off. We're riding the currents of recitals and baseball games, term papers and grocery shopping. A parent needs help, a child falls ill. Vacation. Volunteering. A really, really good book.
And we fail to write.
Guess what? It's ok. Life happens and it should. Forgive yourself today. Forgive yourself for your word count. Forgive yourself for your lack of discipline. Forgive yourself for slaying real life dragons and letting your characters fend for themselves.
Forgive yourself for not blogging. Not writing. Not revising. Not querying. Not doing all those things you said you'd do in the month of April.
Take a deep breath.