"It wasn't a whole scene, but it was something."
We are heading into Day Two of #yearofwritingchallenge. Yesterday, I made a facebook page, if you'd like to join our group. And please let me know if you are blogging on this challenge, too. We like to cross-blog.
Here is our first cross-blog, with my friend Dallas from the Stonecoast program:
Click Here for Dallas's Blog
So my update.
Today, I actually started working on this really hard scene that I've been stuck on FOR A MONTH. It's that weird scene that reminds me of the part in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, where they all just end up at this random farm. It's slow paced and full of descriptors, and I'm not good at description.
But I wrote anyway.
Today was rough, because I'm still reeling from quitting my job. It's rough. I left a lot of students behind, and I miss them dearly. I feel like I've lost a good chunk of my family, and they left a gigantic hole in my life. This means a lot of listening to Bird York and sobbing into pillows. But my mother-in-law said, "use it for your writing," and I took that advice and channeled it into my writing.
There's a character who is going through a similar departure from children in the book ... one may say it was based on the situation that's happening right now, hmm ... so I meditated on that and then wrote some. It wasn't a whole scene, but it was something.
I also wrote on a blog about my experience quitting, and immediately deleted it. I had to explain to my editor that I was a nutball and having an anxiety attack about talking candidly about my job, so I have to figure that out by tomorrow.
I also started reading Life of Pi, and I have until Sunday to get it done. I'm not that worried. It's an amazing book.
The rest of the day is going to be dedicated to my good friend as we attend her Harry Potter wedding as Hermione and ... Brunette Ron? Who knows, really. Sure. Brunette Ron.
Tomorrow, we have meetings all day with our friend's event at the amusement park at night. But I'll get work done. It's only Day Three. :D
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Dawson is an editor and writer and MFA student at Stonecoast. She writes stuff.