Monday, July 11, 2005

Writing Journal, Day 1

I really have to change that number over there. Though it's not entirely impossible to get to 500, it's seeming unlikely. I'm going to leave it though and see where I get. I've now set aside time in the evening to write. Now that work is less stressful, I'm able to get my head around writing at night. This will have to change in the fall, but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.

This morning, I wrote less than a page. I'm struggling with the same damn chapter. I'm going to dig out my old journals tonight to see if that helps me. The problem is not with the ideas themselves but how to organize them into something like a story. I need more specific events, less generalized information.

Today's a day when I wish I didn't have a 9-5 job. I could take the kids to camp and spend the day reading and writing. No such luck though.

I could have done some writing this weekend, but no. I think the trouble I'm having with this chapter is causing me to not even want to sit down at the computer in the first place. I have to get over that. Ugh.