Tuesday, March 4, 2014

IWSG Day: Writer in a Box

Today is Insecure Writers Support Group day. It was started by Alex Cavanaugh. Here's a list of all the participants. I hope you'll check them out because there are some interesting people out there in IWSG land.  
This month I'm  covered up with way too many things to post a worthwhile message for you. On  Thursday, house renovation begins. Hubby and I have been boxing up everything, trying to get ready for new floors, new paint, new cabinets and more. Our wet bar is being demolished and we're adding floor to ceiling bookshelves. Hopefully, it will be a nice little reading nook. We're amazed at how much "stuff" we have--especially books. Because of the wall to wall, floor to floor book cases in my office, and my huge desk, that room will not be painted or get new floors so we're stacking boxes of books from other rooms there. Here's what my office looks like today:
While the house is being revamped, I hope to go to the library to write. My plan is to read over The Groom Wore Blue Suede Shoes, make a few changes then bring it out as an ebook. I hope I can read through it fast because there are other things I want to accomplish. I need to finish Circus Girl. The completed manuscript was requested by an editor last year, but I didn't get it finished. I don't know if I should contact her again or not. I'm sure she's deemed me a slacker. What would you do? Then the next project is A Bad Guy Forever. I'm almost finished for the LAST time! I can't tell you how many times I've rewritten that book. Everyone seems to be writing and publishing so fast and I just poke a long. I'm also working on two NF books. One is moving slowly--the other, almost finished. 
 
 
So, that's my plan. Hope I can stick to it.
 
Just in case I can't make it to the library, I've left a path through all these boxes to my desk. Maybe I can plug in the earbuds, listen to something interesting and drown out the hammering. The workers will be here for seven or eight weeks--maybe longer. I need to make every day count.
 
Keep your fingers crossed for me and share any advice you have. Without a doubt, I need all the help I can get!
 
 

6 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Hope all can get back to normal soon. Wow. lots of boxes.

Elizabeth Runnoe said...

My post this month was also about revising over and over again. It's nice to hear I'm not the only one! Good luck with the renovations and with the revisions!

Elizabeth Runnoe said...

My post this month was also about revising over and over again. It's nice to hear I'm not the only one! Good luck with the renovations and with the revisions!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You guys are sure neat packers! Hope the work is done soon and life back to normal for you.

Anonymous said...

I'm envious of wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. I will have to read "blue suede shoes" when it comes out. I enjoyed the original in paperback. Good luck with the renovations. I hope they go faster than you expect.

bev

BECKY said...

I have thought the same thing about how fast some writers finish and publish their books. Heck, my first (and only...so far) book took me about 10 years to write!! LOL
Good luck with all the writing and renovations!!