Six weeks into my blogging break. So much time, so little to say.
Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.
Another update from The Write Transition is in order. What you choose to do with it is up to you. But if you’d like to stick around, I’ll share some tidbits I have learned on my blogging hiatus, in no particular order and of no important relevance. Trust me on that.
- I miss online interaction, which, for a Sheldon like me, is saying something.
- Like a disjoint Euler diagram, blogging and writing progress are mutually exclusive. At least they might be for me.
Case in point:
* Progress on first draft of novel between April and May: 12 chapters, 25,000 words
* Progress on first draft between June 1st to now: 37 chapters, 90,000 words. This despite just having returned from a family vacation.
- Thanks to persistence, anxiety, and a few M&Ms, I have completed my novel’s first draft on my self-imposed deadline. Woo hoo and dinosaur poo! Now for the editing and condensing, a task for which Type-A Carrie licks her lips and salivates.
- When an author receives a 5-star review on Barnes & Noble and two 5-star reviews on Goodreads, it’s the 3-star reviews on Amazon in the same time frame he or she will ponder.
- A mother is an endless source of ridicule for her teenage sons, especially when said boys are on summer break.
- An introverted blogger is hesitant to admit she’s going to a writer’s conference in New York this week, because, as always, she prefers to keep to herself at conferences. On the other hand, this introverted blogger does not want to keep the tidbits and techniques she learns to herself. Dilemmas.
- A smart mother sends her kids to summer camp. Bye-bye boys.
- I still don’t understand Facebook.
- Oldest teen son calls me Jiggles. I hope it is a misnomer.
- When being named a finalist for a writing competition, it’s best not to have the guy who played Dr. Peter Benton on “ER” among your competition.
My blogging hiatus continues.
Take care everyone!