WRITING INSTEAD

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Today I was going to get so much done. Change my blog site, write twice as many words, get my blog written earlier in the day. I planned it all, and like this old goose, I let everyone know what I was going to do.

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I gave it a little try, only I went to bed really late, and then I woke up even later. I came out to the computer and sat down. I beat the water a little bit, wrote the minutes for the CCWA writers group from the day before and posted them to Facebook. Opened my novel’s file, but then thought maybe I ought to eat some leftover chicken noodles I’d made the day before.

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So, I went down to settle in front of the television and surf through Netflix and Amazon until I picked a stupid movie to watch while I ate. Homemade stock from chicken quarters, but ready-made noodles, yummy. Like this big goose, I felt too fat and lazy to tackle technology when it’s much easier to just float along.

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Tonight when I came back up, I decided I’d better work on my novel, rather than waste the rest of the day battling with things I don’t understand. Made my thousand words, then, of course, I needed to do this post thing. Finally, felt like I’d taken flight with the words all flowing.

I may never get an email list, and that’s okay. I really only want to write until I see where this story is going. Right now, he is leaving and their hearts are breaking at being pulled apart, and it is slow writing.

 

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But I never forget that this is my goal. To write and work and polish a story until it is good enough to pull a reader along with me on the journey.

I may never be a whiz or entrepreneur or any of the things a modern successful Indi-Author is supposed to be. But some days, it’s enough to be a silly old goose and just write.

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6 thoughts on “WRITING INSTEAD”

  1. Hi, Janet. Sometimes it’s okay to be a silly ole’ goose.
    Here’s what you accomplished today:
    1. You woke up after being well rested
    2. You “beat the water”
    3. Wrote the minutes for your FB group
    4. Nourished your body
    5. Vegged out for a movie
    6. STILL wrote 1,000 words – reaching your daily goal
    7. Wrote a blog post for the Ultimate Blog Challenge
    8. Posted said blog post inside the FB group
    9. Pulled me along with your words ^_^
    10. Getting closer to your goal

    You’re a gem, never forget that.
    #blogboost

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    1. Thanks Sara for the interpretive reading. Honestly, I feel more like a little lump of coal most of the time, rather than a gem. But I always believe I’m going to be a diamond someday. Love to you too.

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  2. I like the pictures you are using to illustrate your story. Along with your words, I followed your flight to the end.
    Have you thought of using your blog “ramblings” as a “creative wakeup” for your main writing project by getting them out first thing in the morning?

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  3. Yes, but I am one of those fools who wake up early and my brain wakes up about four hours later. Function fine, just not creative at all. Glad you enjoyed my goose ramblings.

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    1. Thanks Liv. I’ve finally finished this book. Took me about three months to reach “The End”. Formatting today. I envy you. If one can conquer marketing and promotion, I have this fantasy that one could make a living at this. Love to write so much though, and at least filing them on the Internet is a good deal safer than just in a computer. Have had several machines die over the years, with books and stories locked inside. Still, just living for the journey. Happy writing.

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  4. Aw, this was such a sweet post 🙂 Writing is the most important part. I think it’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of marketing and promotion that I lose sight of actually writing.

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