Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Writer’s Wednesday #amwriting

Plenty of distractions still in my life, but I’m here to say I’m still writing. In fact, progress on Death By Library has been good. I’ve completed the first read-through and made extensive editorial notes, and am about halfway through the MS trying to apply those notes.

That’s pretty much all the writing—even this blog has fallen a bit by the wayside—but I did manage to submit one short story last week, so that my March submissions so far are... 1.

Oh—and I wrote an opening line for the WriteClub19 contest. So maybe I’ll even manage to enter that!

That’s about it for writer activities. We had a few nice outings in the last couple of weeks, but Friday’s horrible shooting in Christchurch rather put me off of everything for a few days. In the end, I found that the best thing I could do for my own sanity was to crawl inside my MS and stay there, though today it all came out in a horrible all-day headache.

Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. Sometimes you can’t tell the shadows from reality.

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  1. Sorry to hear about the headache. I thought of you when I heard about the shootings because I knew you were in New Zealand.

    1. Yeah, that was a bad one. I used to have chronic headaches when I was in grad school (gee, I wonder why!), but they’ve been much less common in the years since. But when things get to be too much, back it comes. Not as devastating as the migraines many people have, so I count my blessings.

      One thing I have to say: the NZ PM is a model of how it should be done. And the discussions of gun control, even on talk radio (according to my husband) are amazingly calm and civil.


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