Friday, No Sleep for the Wicked
Or for anyone watching the nailbiter of an election they have going on in the UK, or for chronic insomniacs like myself. Then again, I’m also a wee bit wicked, so you can put me in whatever category you want.
I have written about 2.5 pages of Elemental today, which is rather pitiful. To my defense, I was on Twitter following the election. Looks like the Tories are gaining some serious ground, though they probably won’t end up with a proper majority and will be stuck with a hung parliament. I saw a lot of dismayed tweets on the subject, and I get it, but to be honest, I would trade the UK’s Tories for our Tea Party any day of the week. Trouble is, no one wants our Tea Party. I think even the moderate Republicans are disgusted with the Tea Party. Sigh. If Bush’s multitudinous mountains of fail (war, another war, economic disaster, gross incompetence, etc.) couldn’t enlighten the far right, nothing will. But I digress. This isn’t really a place for me to air my political woes. Especially not at 1 o’clock in the morning when I do actually have to show up at work tomorrow. More’s the pity.
I’m at a place in my writing where I really like the direction it’s taking, but it’s very slow going. I need to immerse myself in my world a bit and see what comes out of it.
On the up side, I have written about 3,000ish words today, keeping up my goal of at least 1,000 per day. Granted, finishing the book at that rate would take about 40 more days….wait. Actually, that doesn’t sound so bad. I would be pretty happy if I finished the first draft of Elemental by the time I go to Montana in June. Hm. Happy day.
Good night, cruel world. (Or good morning, if you are a bleary-eyed Brit dreading work after following the counters all night.) I shall attempt to sleep. Wish me luck.
Posted on May 7, 2010, in Uncategorized, writing progress and tagged elemental, fiction, good morning britain, novel, politics, progress, shapeshifters, sleepy, tea party, tories, uk election, vampire, vampires, witches, writing process. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Friday, No Sleep for the Wicked.