This week, you guys…I swear…AHHH!
Okay, hold on. Let’s start off on a positive note…
So, last weekend I finally overcame my blah, lazy, “I don’t wanna work on this” mood with my manuscript. Woot, woot! Every time I open it now, I’m there, eager to write and tell my characters’ story. Better yet, I’m gradually getting past that dreaded middle section and entering the end zone–aka, the fun zone, filled with plenty of action-packed, twisting-turning, “Ahhh!” moments. I can’t wait to write them!
Okay, so now for the not-so-good stuff.
Despite my refreshed motivation, it’s been near impossible to sit down and write. Last weekend was brimming with pre-planned/pre-committed events, including a birthday party, volunteer work, and my youngest nephew’s church dedication. Add in my regular chores and life stuff, and I only managed to write about 3,000 words 😦 . However, I didn’t let my lack of production get me down. With great determination, I used my newfound motivation to carry me into the workweek. And it did! On Monday and Tuesday I wrote nearly 7,000 words! Yay, right?
Well, hold your applause.
On Wednesday, I went to open my manuscript and discovered those 7,000 words from Monday and Tuesday were gone. Poof! Zap! Bye bye!
How did this happen? I don’t know! The only thing I can figure is I accidentally saved/replaced the wrong file. *cue screams and tears*…So, yeah. That sorta killed my writing mojo on Wednesday. Once the horror of this erroneous event faded, I made a decision to simply outline those lost chapters, rather than rewrite them. This is a first draft, and these are middle chapters, so why bother rewriting them? As long as I know where the story’s going, it’s fine.
…Still, it hurts. That was A LOT of hard work to lose.
Anyways, if that wasn’t enough, my afternoons the past two days have been interrupted by tornados and lots of hail.
Twice now, my co-workers and I have been ordered to leave our desks and take shelter in the basement (don’t worry, I grabbed my flash drive with my manuscript on it before I fled and took cover, haha). To be honest, I’ve been far more annoyed than scared by all the severe weather. I’m in Denver, so I haven’t been too concerned about an F-4 sweeping through town. Honestly, I’ve been more worried about flooding and hail damage. AND losing precious writing time, which I have.
Seriously, I feel like the Wicked Witch of the West has been mocking me all week.
“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little manuscript, too!”
All I can say is thank goodness it’s Friday, and thank goodness it’s Memorial Day Weekend. I will be spending the majority of the next three days writing–writing, writing, writing! Because, I’m not gonna lie, I’m panicking a little here. I have all this pent up excitement/momentum/energy, and if I don’t use it soon, I’m afraid it’s going to disappear just like those lost chapters.
So, with that said, here is today’s Friday Funny…Or maybe this week it’s more like a Friday Freakout?
Hope your week was better than mine, and no tornados tried to sweep you off to the Land of Oz.
…Okay, time to hop to it. Let’s write!
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