It's been a whirlwind of a week. My apartment is a mess, and my mind even more cluttered. And it doesn't appear any of it will be tidying itself up anytime soon! So I apologize for a scattered post today, but there's a few things I want to say.
Firstly, a huge thank you to Cat at The World Crafter's Inkspot and Kip Wilson Rechea and her blog. Almost two weeks ago they both awarded me a blog award, respectively, the Stylish Blogger Award and the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. I'm so embarrassed it's taken me this long to claim the awards and to say thank you. Please take the time to check out their lovely blogs.
Secondly, I've been saying for some time now that TODAY is the day I will have my third draft of Project Demo complete. Uh... well, I've still got two scenes left to go, so I'll have to let you know for sure, but for now I'm cautiously optimistic that I'll make my deadline. Woo-hoo! It's been a LONG haul and there has been much whining involved (have I ever whined so much about any book?).
Apparently I'm a bit of a whiny writer. I once joked that the worst stage of the writing process was whatever stage I was at. So just so you don't think I'm a total complainer, I have to say: I think I like this stage. Most of my scenes are written, I've mostly figured out my main character's physical and emotional journey. There are still plot holes, but they're more mouse-sized than truck-sized. Now I need to figure out my more minor characters, draw some maps, and do all the detail work that makes a book shine. This is the bit where I can finally tell if Project Demo might someday be readable. Even for a whiner like me, that's pretty exciting.
Thirdly, I'm going to be away from the blog for the next week, taking a well deserved vacation from writing and Project Demo (if not my enormously cluttered mind, sadly). So in the meantime I'm going to re-run some of my favorite older posts. I'll try to respond to comments, but my access may not be as frequent as it usually is.
How are your writing projects coming along? Are you going to meet your deadlines? And, because I'm dying to know, what do you do to celebrate meeting your goals? Or, conversely, do you punish yourself for not making it?