Daily Archives: May 4, 2016

Dance Hall Days

Not that anyone wants to actually see me dancing, but I do love doing it.  And oddly…  I find I get an insane amount of writing done on the computer when I listen to disco and club music (Youtube playlists are my friends these days).

Though, there are those moments in my office and the kitchen when I’m letting a plot point simmer in my head that I act out a line dance* from Soul Train.  My characters think I’m quite crazy.  My husband is equally bemused.


Fortunately when the Boodle is home from school, he still joins in most of the time.  He’s not quite at the “Mom, don’t embarrass me” point yet.

The point of mentioning this is…  the last few days I suddenly haven’t felt up to dancing.  I’ve also noticed a decrease in my word count or at least my enthusiasm to achieve any real word count.

Is it because April CampNaNoWriMo is over and I don’t have a ‘push’?  Is it adjustment to the Boodle heading back to school again (it’s not necessary to dance with a partner, but it can be a lot of fun)…

I don’t know.

Or maybe it’s a beginning of the week slump.  I have noticed that these Wednesday posts tend to be less optimistic than my Sunday posts.  I’m still figuring it out, but if you’ve got thoughts or personal experiences of a similar type, please share.  I’d like to know what’s going on in this crazy head of mine.

(And in other people’s heads too…  )

ROW80LogocopyBut you all didn’t come here for that, did you?  You (hopefully) came to hear about my awesome… well, not so awesome, progress since Sunday.

I’m… mostly on track.  Still no progress on that creative arts, goal.  No reading in my writing craft books, but then my library list is demanding my focus on two other books now.  And I haven’t submitted anything to our local critique group.  Then again, no one else in the group has yet either.  I suppose the first step is to make sure we’re “On” again.

For today, I’m detouring my regular plans and goals to set a day or two for rearranging my Swan Song Series Scrivener files into a main Story World Bible and separate projects for each book.  I realized I needed to do that when I discovered how hard it was getting to keep track of the March/Promenade section of the series.

And…  I’m at serious cross-purposes there too.  This third book is getting insanely large.  Six POV characters!  Ack…  and they all need to collide in one place at about the same time.   Granted, three of these characters are major secondary voices, so I might be able to shift my focus from them some here and there, but…


So how are you all doing with your creative endeavors?  Interested in joining a bunch of really supportive people who share the same passion?  Find other ROWers here and jump right on in.

I like that video best because of the twin sisters at the end…  I have a thing for twins.  Just ask my characters.

*It was one of the highlights of my teaching at the Bethlehem Children’s School when I got the whole school (from the director down to the youngest Pre-K student) funking out to the O’Jay’s ‘I Love Music’.  It’s amazing what one can do with laughter and a few basic karate moves…