Writing Can Be Murder

August 31, 2009

And it’s Monday

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 7:19 pm

I read everything I wrote last week straight through, and miracle of miracles, it’s working!!!!!!!!!! Sure, I’ve got some self-indulgent ticks I’ve got to weed out (who knew I had such an affinity for similes?) and some areas that need some more details, but all in all I’m pleased with the draft so far. I’m really trying to be conscious of characterization in this draft, while at the same time not sacrificing plot. I’m excited about moving forward this week!!!

If I can just stay awake…

Terrible, TERRIBLE night’s sleep last night. Partly my own fault — I suffer from Pre-Long-Run-Anxiety. (Deepest apologies to Long Suffering for keeping him up.) While I’m partially blame, I’m betting the gushing water main-pipe-thingee outside our bedroom window was a contributing factor too.

ANYWAY — I was exhausted, but I dragged my tired butt to the park. And I tried to do my workout, I really did. Sometimes just starting makes all the difference. Once I start moving, I tend to feel better. But not today.

I think I’ve got some low grade bug — yesterday I couldn’t make out the flavors of food or beverages and was FREEZING (even when the thermostat said 77 I had a sweater on). Today I’ve got a headache, still can’t make sense of tastes (for example, right now I’m drinking Blueberry Cobbler coffee but it tastes like coconut to me) and I’m feeling more achy than usual.

I’d already made the decision to cut my workout WAY short when a pack of wild beasts descended upon me. Their footsteps echoing through the forest, their alien calls wafting through the air.

Yup, a local high school’s cross-country track team was doing a practice run. Imagine thirty teenagers running at you at full speed. Harrowing!!!!!!!!!!

So I did three lousy miles. I’ll try for a longer run later in the week.

To perk myself up I’m going to listen to another episode of “Two Gomers Run a Half Marathon” a podcast which I’m just loving, done by these two couch potatoes who, as the title suggests, are trying to run a half marathon. I’m only up to episode 4 (I think their race was in January so I’ve got a bunch more to listen to before I get caught up.) but so far every podcast has made me laugh and given me hope. If you’re interested just type “two gomers” into iTunes.

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2 Comments »

  1. When Blueberry tasts like Coconut, you know you’re in bad shape. 🙂

    Sorry you’re under the weather. I can imagine being set upon by teenage runners would not contribute to an overall feeling of well-being.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — August 31, 2009 @ 10:56 pm | Reply

  2. Fortunately I like coconut. 😉

    Comment by love2wryte — September 1, 2009 @ 5:26 pm | Reply


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