Friday, February 19, 2010

Such a Disappointment

Well, I made pathetic progress on my to-do list.

I finished critiquing and line-editing Lainey's short story, "The Princess and The Jester," and feel good about our first crit group meeting tomorrow. My critiquing skills are a bit rusty, so hopefully I'll be able to provide some helpful feedback.

I didn't finishing re-reading Four and definitely didn't write any more on it.

I also didn't write a single more word on "A Tender Touch."

So what exactly did I do?

Um, not much. Critiquing the story took up a lot of my time. I also Google chatted with my friend in Michigan. I took a nap.

Important. Things.

I had high hopes for today, really, I did! I got a new temporary splint at PT to tide me over until my new swanky one arrives, and it feels really nice on my poor wrist. I thought, "Hey! Wrist support! I'll be able to type a bunch today without my pinkie finger giving up and dying on me!"

Instead, I ate lunch with a friend and went to Target. Came home, read the rest of the new blogs, and took a nap. In my defense--I've had a bad headache the last two days, and a nap is about the only thing that has a hope of getting rid of one. I can't write with a headache. Just can't do it. Nope.

Now I'm going over to hang out with my dad-in-law while mom-in-law goes to see Godspell with husband. Hopefully we're going to veg, and I'm going to let Herbie the Munchkin cat shed to his heart's content all over my clothes.

And now!

A Video!

Seriously, I know everybody and their mom has seen this, but it still makes me laugh! I think there's a lot to learn about storytelling from this kid (and he's so darn cute, how can you not just love him?) Basically, everything but the action is just mumbo-jumbo. And that's all that really matters... :-)



Anne Gallagher said...

Don't sweat the small stuff. And don't feel bad about taking a nap. I do it all the time.

Unknown said...

Hey everybody has unproductive reading/writing days! I do it more often than I plan... crap happens!!!

Have a fantabulous weekend! Oh yea I said it!

DL Hammons said...

Tsk...tsk...tsk. How am I ever going to read your book if you keep goofing off like this. Hummph!! Just kidding...the words won't flow like they need to if they're forced, and writing with a headache is never fun.


Anonymous said...

Great advice above and I'm with you. I can't work with a headache!

Wings said...

that kid is so cute! i didnt understand half of what he was saying at the start though hehe.

dont sweat it, its better to sit down when your ready than try to force it.

i tried to write at 8pm and it came out crappy, even though i left time and everything.

i woke up at 3am tired as anything and wrote a short story...even though i needed to get up for work at 7.

i reckon when you plan to do stuff, especially write, it doesnt work. try filling up your day and trick your brain...then it will come up with an awesome idea when your playing monopoly with someone and you can run away and write it down hehe. just tell the person first lol.

(i have done that)

good luck and look at the bright side, you did get through Lainy's stuff right!

kah said...

New to your blog but wanted to comment.
We've all had those days. There's always tomorrow. Hope you have a better weekend. :)

NabilaHazirah said...

writing with a headache is quite a challenge!

Tiffany Neal said...

Writing in general has been a challenge for me lately.

Taking a break is healthy though. When it's time to get busy, you'll know.

AND...I haven't ever seen that video. He was hysterical. :) BTW, you have an award on my blog!

Haddock said...

Love that video

Guinevere said...

It's okay to take a break now and then. At least, that's my theory... and also why I sometimes watch reality TV while "writing". :p