I ain’t gonna lie. I didn’t get much writing done in the first 2 months of 2011. Call it post-holiday blues; chalk it up to a case of wanderlust after going to Texas at the end of January. Whatever. I’m over it.
The past month, I’ve gotten back into my daily routine. I’ve stopped wallowing when my stories aren’t going as planned. I even manage to cut the umbilical cord of social networking while writing from time to time. Amazing what a little self-discipline can do for one’s word count.
You see, I’m the type of gal who, when TOLD what to do, I tend to wanna rebel. Maybe it’s the Miss Write side of me. Sure, Miss Write is all about the tough love, shut-up-and-get-on-with-it-already school of thinking. But she also isn’t opposed to breaking the rules.
So, what did it take to rock my word count? Flitting. Instead of whinging and moaning when I got stuck, I moved onto another WIP. Tried & true method of mine when I find myself slacking. Keeps me on my toes. And makes writing fun again.
Because, really. Isn’t it supposed to be fun? No? Then you're not doing it right!
NEW FEATURE TIME!
I’m going to post a little snippet from my latest WIP – either here or on Twitter. I’ve dubbed it….. ~drumroll please~ The Daily WIP-pet! Get it? Snippet? From my WIP? Forget it.
Here is today’s sampling:
It didn't matter that he had 25 years on Jasper. Barclay's gruff manor made him akin to a lunging pitbull, which only solidified his reputation as the bad cop to Jasper's good
- sending off WIP 1 to beta readers…today!
- final polish of WIP 2
- working on WIP 3 (1st of my soon-to-be self-published shorts)
Looking forward to getting to work on that WIP that I dreamed up a few weeks ago (aka the Bright Shiny)
Fellow WIP Wednesday posse:
- Aaron Polson: WIP Wednesday – Done For Now
- Cate Gardner: WIP Wednesday -Time, Heartbreak & Exploding Monkeys
- Katey Taylor: WIP Wednesday is like having a nervous breakdown then getting shot full of arrows
If you’re a writer participating in WIP Wednesday, post a link to your blog in the comments! More info on the WIP Wednesday initiative can be found at Kate Karyus Quinn's blog.