The Year Closes…. Yet Again

So I didn’t finish the NaNoWriMo challenge. I didn’t even get close. But I did, however, manage to not only start a plot that I actually like but I finished an entire synopsis (start to freaking finish, baby) that makes sense, has all the needed plot aspects and so far is well taken by the readers. Okay, change that to reader since only one person has actually read it… but they really liked it. I haven’t really done much with it since then but I haven’t started over yet, which is a big deal for me.


What I need to do is designate ‘writing time’ — Time that I am devoting to writing and not messing around on Facebook or playing Guild Wars or Sims 3 or even working. All I am doing during this time is writing. I think the easiest time for me to do this is just after I get off of work, before everyone else gets home. This is the time I’ve lately been doing… well, nothing. Not having the kids around means that I am finding myself with a lot of free time. Which isn’t at all a good thing in this case because it’s more time I’m spending being depressed and drinking. Which if I started writing instead of going to bed to dwell on all the things wrong in my life, it might help that, right? I hope so.


I can’t look for anyone else to motivate me to get this done. I have to want this, want to finish the damn story and turn it into an entertaining read.


Come April we have Norwescon, where I signed up for another Writer’s Workshop. Between now and then I need to get as much of the story done as possible.


But for now, we’re off to Leavenworth for the weekend. I’ll be taking the laptop and will bring the story as well… who knows, maybe a cabin in the snow will be the muse I need.


About amairedinsmore

A. Maire is a writer living in Snohomish County, Washington with her husband, whom she has shared her life with since she was 19, their three children and one very spoiled Husky-Doberman mix. She was published in the Crypticon De-Composition 2011 Anthology with the short story 'Awakening' and in her free time enjoys planning parties for the group Biohazard, watching football, camping and reading.
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