It's one of those mornings when my (decaf!) coffee won't stay warm. Which is disconcerting, since I'm still in denial that summer is actually over.
At any rate, I would like to send forth a GREAT CHEER for those of you who responded to my Twitter plea yesterday for the neglected SA entries. Throughout the day, critiques came through specifically for the number range I'd specified (13-33). On behalf of the entrants, THANK YOU!
I'm looking forward to a weekend of relaxed plotting. Admittedly, I'm a tough nut to crack, but I've had yet another revelation about the way-things-should-be for me as a writer. This time, it's the whole It's Okay To Stare At Nothing For Days thing. I've fought it, I've hated it, I've berated myself for being unproductive.
And now? I think I've finally come to terms with the fact that this intense brain time is necessary. And that it's ALLOWED. I'm just so goal-oriented and results-focused that when I'm staring and thinking and scribbling a few notes in my notebook, I invariably feel like I'm doing nothing.
I think I've finally learned that I'm actually doing a lot. Hence the "relaxed plotting."
So bring on the weekend and the illegible plot notes! I'm ready.
Hope you have a delightful end-of-week, too!