Thursday, October 1, 2009

Finally Writing Again

At long last, my muse has reawakened from her dreamless slumber.  I want to smack her, but that might make her withdraw again, so I'm making nice.

And now my timer is set for an hour, so instead of blogging I'm going to go revise.

The problem with revising is that I delete as much as I write, so my word count isn't going up.  In fact, each day it goes slightly down!

10 comments:

Michelle Gregory said...

please don't smack her. she's very tempermental and will certainly retaliate if you harm her in any way. give her chocolate instead. :)

Bane of Anubis said...

Good to hear she's back in action, even if she's wielding a cleaver

Laura Martone said...

I only wish my word count would go down... I'm having a low "Am I Crazy?" day - my blog certainly reflects that!

MitMoi said...

Yay for the return of the muse! And for being disciplined about using her.

And might I add that's a mighty-fine picture? Another redhead. I should have known!

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Hi Christine. I just read your comment over on Rochelle Gardner's blog and wanted you to know that I can so totally relate to what you said. I even copied your words and will keep them for when I get discouraged. Thank you. And good luck!!!

Christine H said...

Hi Shelly,
I'm glad you were encouraged by what I said. I just went back to look at the comments and WOW! There are a lot of them.
I am trying to think of this as an act of obedience, not something I'm doing for myself. Because if I was doing it for myself, I would have quite long ago.

Christine H said...

Hey there, MitMoi! I'm not *really* a redhead, but my hair does look red in certain light, and I kind of tweaked the color in that photo to look rosier. I'm kinda pale normally.

It's good to see you around! I hope the writing is going well?

Pam Halter said...

What really makes me write is a deadline. I sent out proposals for my novel and stated the manuscript would be completed by Nov. 1st.

Man, I need to get writing!

Christine H said...

Wow, Pam! Good luck! I hope you finish in time.

Yes, that would definitely motivate me, too.

Laura Martone said...

Hey, Christine! Are you going to post your contest story today - before the deadline? I'm excited to read it!