Well, we've made it to Hump day!
Week going good? Grrreat!
I've been plugging along, which is progress, I supposed. Last week, I racked up that lovely 3K and this week . . . well, I think 1000 is pushing it. Sheesh! Darn you real life! Just when I think I've got things ironed out . . . wham! Not to worry, I'm very confident I'll make up my quota by Friday. (Come *bleep* or high water, huh?!)
I had a friend loan me a voice recorder to listen to a couple of books on tape while I'm on the go. Who has 'walkmans' anymore?! lol Well, I decided to put the thing to better use. I've been recording the chapters I've been writing to listen to as I drive or while I'm doing my mommy-work.
At first, it was kind of weird hearing my words put to a voice, but let me tell you, it has totally helped me catch troubled areas and kept my train of thought on task. I know exactly where I am when I sit down to write and more importantly, where I'm going.
What kind of methods do you employ to keep your creativity going?
As far as story line . . . Bradford has been given a little more edge. I thought he needed a little more in the way of 'baggage'. He just didn't seem like his conflict had enough starch in it to cause friction between him and Melanie. I like the change! The idea came to me in one of those frantic writer moments-- you know the kind where you're scrambling for a pen and any scrap of paper or tissue you can find.
In other news . . . all you 80's ladies, COREY HAIM died earlier this morning. It was on my AOL news page. I'm so bummed. I had a HUGE crush on him growing up. Even when he fell into ruin because of his habits, I still held a torch for the guy who stayed pinned up on my wall for the better part of my youth. When he and Corey Feldman had their reality show (short-lived as it was) The Coreys, I watched. It's hard to stop holding a flame for our girlish-crushes, huh? What a shame.
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