So, my new goal is to write in this blog once a week. It might be anything. It could be flash fiction. It could be a funny thing Caitlyn did. It could be my latest rant about the price of carrots. Who knows?!
(I actually don’t like the price of vegetables in general, but we’re not going to talk about that right now.)
I’m happy to report I’ve done at least 1,000 words every day this week. My goal for my days off is 2,000 words and I’ve nailed that too! Not only that, but I think I finally have the ending of “In the Corridors of Light and Dreams.” And it’s not some trite adventure-story ending. It’s going to require the reworking of a lot of foreshadowing, but that’s nothing new for me.
I’m trying to get better involved with the OC Writer’s Group. I’m going to start an online critique group. While most of the group seems to really enjoy Write-Ins, that’s not really my cup of tea. For writing, I need some semblance of quiet. I can’t have people talk to me and I don’t deal with interruptions well in those cases. I’m kind of the classic “solitary writer.” It’s one of the reasons I have trouble with social media and such.
In general, people confuse me.
Anyway, here’s a funny story:
My dad has a bird named Mitzy. And he regularly watches Caitlyn on Wednesdays and Fridays. She really likes that silly bird. And one of her things she does when she learns words is attach various verbs to proper nouns (and that fact that she can do this is AWESOME).
So she’ll go DADDY WORK, MOMMY WORK, MIMI WORK, PAPA WORK. It’s crazy cute. But she’ll also say MITZY WORK!
Laura usually responds, “Mitzy doesn’t work! She’s a bird!”
In the last few days, Caitlyn started something new:
Caitlyn: “MITZY WORK!”
Me: “Mitzy doesn’t work.”
Caitlyn: “MITZY A BIRD!!”
It’s psychotically cute. Seriously. Like mind-meltingly cute.
Good luck and have fun!