Today I’ve been at home nursing two sick kiddos. My youngest has an ear infection and fever. My oldest can’t keep anything on her stomach and has been laying around with a fever. Before all of this began, my laptop crapped out and while it is operable, it runs slower than a nursing home-sponsored potato sack race and gives me the blue screen of death each time I power it on.
With meds for my dear little ones and with some convincing to hubby that I’ll need a new laptop this year(or at least a new hard drive) all of this will work itself out.
My story however, will take much more effort from me to get it going. Right now, it’s still stuck in the ice we had a couple of weeks back sliding back and forth.
But my critique partner and I did brainstorm tonight and before that, I’d actually pulled the document up on the computer to try and decipher some of what I’d written.
The problem with “story” is if you don’t know where the story is going, you won’t know the proper place to begin. I know where my historical set in 1936 will go and where it will end. It’s the mechanics of that engine that I haven’t mastered yet. And what I thought were pretty, shiny parts to put it in drive, I realized they may be shiny, but they are boring. My CP helped me grease up some of those joints.
If you could, please record your current word count. I’m thinking we need an incentive to keep us going toward our goal. You provide your word count, I’ll work on that incentive. Thanks & keep pushing forward!