When Things Get Quiet

21 Mar

Yes, quiet can mean a whole lotta things.  A) She’s busy.  B) She’s preoccupied.  C) She couldn’t care less.

  • A) True.  
  • B) True.  
  • C) Umm, an eensie teensie bit true.  

No, no, don’t click away in a huff.  The reason blogging is taking a decidedly back seat is that I AM WRITING.  Yes, that kind of writing.  I’m drafting away on a new work-in-progress that I’ve been researching for the past five months.  

MarchMadness copyTo help me stay on track, I teamed up with a group of writers I pal around with on Twitter at #wipmadness.  This month, we set goals and check in daily regarding our progress.  It’s called March Madness.  My goal is words, words, and more words for the months ahead until I type THE END, possibly for the third or fourth time after I’ve revised it to death.

So, please be understanding if things go a bit quiet.  I plan to post a “Beautiful Words” post monthly and to share some fun photos.  I am also keeping up-to-day the fundraising blog, My Cancer Hat, regarding Anna’s fight against brain cancer.

But otherwise, I gotta make hay while the sun shines, as the saying goes.  

Or, more accurately, I gotta write while Uncle Sam still sends me wee unemployment checks.  After that, we’re facing life in the van by the river or death by soul-draining desk job.

The clock is ticking. 


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2 Responses to “When Things Get Quiet”

  1. Bella March 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    “After that, we’re facing life in the van by the river or death by soul-draining desk job.”
    bwhahahaha! Lori, my lung capacity is down by 30 percent but I still found enough oxygen to guffaw at this last line of yours! Girl, this is the reason I love it when you post. I find your writing so uplifting. In a moment when I was ready to host a pity party where Roxy was the only one in attendance, I read this post. Suddenly, the tunnel wasn’t as dark and I conjured enough breath to laugh. I surely hope that your WIP has some comedic writing because girlfriend, I find that to be one of your fortes. Wishing you success in achieving your goals in March Madness. I look forward to your beautiful words and photo post! Hugs! :)

  2. Lisa Ann March 22, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    I’m so proud of you for being so focused on your novel! I hate to admit it, but my blog often falls by the wayside if I’m preoccupied by other things. It’s such a wonderful (but labor-intensive) undertaking that sometimes just the thought of it overwhelms me. You have to have your priorities, and it sounds like yours are exactly where they need to be. :)

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