So over the past few weeks, it seems like I’ve picked up a few followers to this blog! Thanks everybody! If you are so inclined, take a second to introduce yourself in the comments. I love making new Internet friends!
This week has been crazy busy here at the Calvin homestead. The good news is that everyone is (finally) well. My daughter and my husband were both sick as dogs the end of last week and into this one, but they are now both on the mend. Thank goodness. I really hope I don’t get it – I’ve been crossing my fingers so much that they might get permanently stuck that way one of these days.
This weekend is another meeting of my wonderful writing group. I love meeting with them, but I have to say, I’m a bit stressed about this upcoming one. I’m still struggling through chapter two of my story (which sounds pathetic, I know) and, due to the sick folks at home and an ever increasing work load and my day job, the creative juices are just not flowing. I know where the chapter needs to go. I have a goal for what needs to happen and what the characters need to do. It’s just getting that onto paper without it sounding terrible. That’s the hard part.
I am very much a perfectionist, so it’s hard for me to allow myself to do things wrong at first so that I can figure out how to do them right later. That’s what the writing group is for. And nobody, other than those five people, will ever read the “bad” version. Once I get it finished and revised, I can take the first draft and have a bonfire party. There will be singing and dancing and lots of marshmallows. Can’t have a bonfire party without s’mores!
In addition to that, I will have to carve out some time to look over the chapters that the other members of the group have submitted for critique. *sigh* It’s times like this I really wish that there were more hours in the day. But it will all get done somehow. It always does. I’ll just have to ignore the house cleaning for another week or so. Please pray for my family. 😉