So I did write today, but I’m too tired to count the words or put it into Scrivener so I’ll have to add my word count to this post tomorrow. (It’s not a lot of words, so don’t get excited – it was a… non-writing afternoon.)
I met with some writers and children’s book illustrators last night for a catch-up and it was fantastic. It was mostly children’s writers, but we all shared two things in common: a love of writing (and/or illustrating) books, and a love of books period. I always enjoy hearing others’ processes and where they are in their writing, and last night was no exception.
And I love being asked what I’m working on, and getting to talk about my breakthroughs and struggles, ‘cuz I know they get it.
Hearing myself excitedly talk about my WIP (work in progress)… well it’s a reminder when I’m feeling frustrated in my writing that I do still love it. (I should mention though that I’m not feeling frustrated right now – rather I’m excited to find time to tackle my new thread – tomorrow, I’m hoping). It’s good, because Ray Bradbury was right: writing is fun and should be fun, if not in the minutiae of the details, certainly in the process itself, and in the exploration of our stories.
So here’s to excitement in your writing, and to sharing that excitement with like minds. See you tomorrow!
Next day update: Got yesterday’s word count in Scrivener and I wrote 125 words. It adds up… I keep saying that…