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Clearly I’m having issues

Monthly.  Bi-monthly.

Whatever.

I had a great post planned for the week after that last post, but got hung up on how to spell (look, here I am again, in the middle of actually writing the post a month and a half later, and going to Google to find the lyrics again because I cant remember how they spelled it, only that I didn’t think it was right) “whoa.”

Know the song yet?

Hint: several of the sites spelled it “woo-o-o” instead of “whoa-whoa-whoa” – which is obviously ridiculous.  “Woo” is not “whoa”.  Personally, I think “whoa-oh-oh” covers it nicely, but I couldn’t find that on any of the sites with song lyrics.

Yes, my post was about feelings.  Whoa-oh-oh, feelings.

What a difference it makes when you ask (before writing, or during revising a scene), “what is the character feeling?”

Let your character’s emotions guide the action in the scene.

Try it and let me know how it works for you!

Meanwhile, sorry about getting that song stuck in your head.  🙂

How many posts can I title “Oops”?

Dang, now that Britney Spears song is running through my head.

So, the last time I posted was Wednesday.  It’s Sunday now.  I did write Thursday and Friday, but didn’t get around to posting here.

I’m coming up on my second self-induced deadline (Tuesday) and have a lot to do to finish, but I’m SO MUCH CLOSER than I’ve ever been before!

Today I don’t have a lot of time for writing until later this evening, so hopefully my brain cells will kick in then.  Otherwise, I’ll be up early tomorrow and working hard.  I have the day off work so I’ll be pushing to finish this thing!

For now, getting to work in the little bit of time I have this morning…

Oopie!

Missed yesterday – very busy and didn’t get up early.  🙁

Almost missed today.  Not feeling well this morning, even left work a little early.  Feeling a little better now, but it’s 9:15 and I should probably go back to bed.   Gonna write for a bit instead. <save draft>

Okay, worked some and made some progress.  Off to bed for now.  Hope to be feeling better tomorrow!

Ack!

I didn’t post last night, but I did write yesterday morning. I am posting tonight but I haven’t written today. 🙁

So, it evens out, right?

Wrong.

Although technically I still have time tonight, anything I write would be crap and I’d rather spend the time with my college kid who is home for one night. I will have to make up this time Sunday since I know finding/making writing time tomorrow is going to be hard.

The problem this morning was that instead of jumping right into writing, I checked Twitter on my phone.

Bad idea.

Later in the day I found a good post about building morning habits.  Follow me @GaleM_writes and check it out.  Good article, good tips, good idea.  You won’t catch me checking my phone first thing in the morning anymore!