Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
There was this…
And then there was this…
And this too…
The Quick Chicken (The Doings that help me with the Being):
THIS WEEK’S EXPERIMENT:
Twas all about the NIP… The mission was to GO IN and STAY IN…Until I came out the other side….
I DID IT!!!!!
Yesterday, around 11:30AM I typed….
I do believe I have completed a first draft of my Novel In Progress – Sanctuary.
Much work to do, of course… but I have gotten all the way to the end. HUZZAH!
Now… will I manage to …um… tidy it up ENOUGH to give it to my trusted First Reader by Wednesday…. we will see… we will see…
THE Hard BITS:
THE good BITS:
AND THIS is The Thing that needs Baking In MOST:
I do believe I shall just REVEL in the completion of this draft….
This morning I was already making notes for scenes that I need to slip in…. and I know I will dive straight back in tomorrow and begin a quick “tidy up” – but for today I will…
Next Week’s Playful CHALLENGE?
I can’t quite let the NIP go to rest yet… because my first reader is… HERE… and is moving off into the world again on WEDNESDAY so… the wee challenge of the week is…
Get this lumpy bumpy draft into shape to share with him.
If I can.
One day I will have to talk about the importance of choosing your First Reader (or Alpha Reader or whatever you like to call the person who sees your work before anyone else). It is an incredibly important support to have as a writer and it takes a special kind of person with a special kind of EYE and EAR and MIND.
I am blessed with a good one.
And for this I say “Thank Ye Thank Ye!” to the Goddess of Writing.
That’s it for me. The river calls us to more fun.
laughter, love and adventure.
And to start us all off…one more quote from Mr. Grahame….
Take the adventure, heed the call, now ere the irrevocable moment passes! ‘Tis but a banging of the door behind you, a blithesome step forward, and you are out of your old life and into the new!
― Kenneth Grahame
Thanks for stopping by.
In homage to Havi’s Friday Chickens over on the The Fluent Self — This is the place I review my week – in an attempt to track some things – like progress on my novel and… living intentionally. I shake out my week and lay it out. Let the hard burn off and the good sink in. Call it an experiment in paying attention.
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