Thursday, May 2, 2013
Today and today and today
But I'm going with that today. Nebulous and vague.
I am not a morning person.
I wish I was doing better at getting words down on my new novel. But I am about half-way done now, and it is coming. Slowly but surely. I hope I'll have a first draft done by...August?
I have been watching too much Criminal Minds. When I do I go to bed scared. But how can you resist Mandy Patinkin? I mean really?
Just keep going. That is what my life has been, and I suppose that's okay, that it's how life has to be for a while, in your twenties. I'm writing and building up my platform and writing more and submitting to contests and querying and writing more and I am going to be whiny and self-indulgent and say that I hope it starts paying off soon. I love doing all of it. I really do. I love writing, obviously, but also tweeting and blogging and querying. All of it makes me so happy. It'll be so nice when I can do that full time.
I am currently reading Jennifer Donnelly's Revolution. I have never had the same mixture of annoyance and fascination as I do with this book. The main character, Andi, is so angsty and entitled and repetitive and everyone around her is so incredibly melodramatic. But...in a way its working? The story is so fabulous and engrossing and that story meshes with the melodrama and angst in a way that makes the melodrama and angst feel like they're moving forward, which makes them bearable and actually completely intriguing. Andi is not my favorite type of character, but I am having a really good and interesting time watching her walk around Paris.
One day an agent will want me. One day. I am so ready for that day.
Well, another 1000 words.