ROW80: Sunday 15.04.12
Posted by alexlaybourne
The week just gone was a tough one in many ways. My job pushed me to breaking point, and was an all around un-enjoyable experience which has really made me start to question a few things.
One the writing front, time just wasn’t on my side. The kids were awake around 5 am (on average) each morning and even at 03.45 on Friday. This means I have edited on a handful of pages of my manuscript and have fallen behind. The deadline is only one of my own making but I still get very hard on myself at times. I am thinking of taking the advice offered by a friend of mine – LauraLynn Elliott – and to set myself a goal based around time rather than a specific word count.
I had hoped to have the novel ready by now, and I guess, in a way it is. I am now just doing the last line edit to get it into fighting shape. This is the part I struggle with the most, and am most prone to second guessing myself. I will get there, of that I have no doubt. It just takes time. I guess it is true what they say, Patience is a virtue.
For my other goals, things are moving forward. I have no real set deadline or pace for them. I am reading blog posts, and further developing the skeleton of my secret project. I have ready every day and hope to finish the second Dexter novel today. He really is a great character.
Well, I am going to have to close this post out now. The kids are all awake and my daily window has once again closed.
I hope you are all having a great week and that the round is going from strength to strength for you.