Friday, February 20, 2009

Getting Desperate Here

I've been picking up on a recurring theme this week at Three Wicked Writers. I've blogged about my penchant for marathon watching and Kelley has been staring at her computer screen until her eyes are crossed. Anne? Well, she's going through it too. We all have, and now I'm wondering if it's an epidemic or something. ACK! Time to write. I don't care if the sky is gray and the cold north wind is blowing like hell, this is the moment to put that aside and get to work.

Currently, I'm trying to whip out a QUICKIE which, when I'm in my normal frame of mind, should take about a week, maybe less. But not THIS time. I'm piddling and picking and getting little done. To be honest, this has been a week of craziness. I've had a dental appointment from HELL, then we learned my daughter needs her wisdom teeth taken out. So we've had appointments regarding this. As you know, I'm sick to death of dentists and their tools of torture so this was just one more despicable thing to add to the dental heap.

My internet is wonky and slower than death. We think it has something to do with our internet provider but I don't know. Every email takes about five minutes to pull up. When things are running smoothly, I check my emails, hit my favorite blogs and then I'll write but now it takes waaaay longer than usual. On top of all this my web site guys advised me that I was on my own regarding my website. They aren't doing them any more because they are short-handed sooooo I built my own. The very idea of that scared the crap outta me but I did it. No, it isn't fancy by any stretch of the imagination but I CAN do my own updates which is wonderful.

Now you're probably wondering why I have all these hunky firefighters posted today. Let's just call them 'inspiration'. My current work in progress features a firefighter hero so I found these yummy guys and if they don't encourage me to finish this story, nothing will.

So now it's Friday and I've written very little because life has gotten in the way. I'm not going to be to hard on myself though because we all know there is life out there and sometimes we just have to go with the flow.


Kelley Nyrae said...

Well yesterday my mind wandered straight into another book idea! I ended up working on characters sketches and working out the details of the book. I think I'm going to tuck the other idea away for now (I'm still determined to write it) but see where this one takes me for now. I need to write. Staring at the computer screen wasn't working for me. LOL.

Anny Cook said...

Kelley--go for it! Regina--(cracking my whip) get your cup of coffee and then BICHOK! Talk to you later!

Regina Carlysle said...

Sometimes that's what you have to do, Kell. Just set one aside and let it gel while attacking another. A change of pace, I guess.

I'm actually WRITING today.It's like pulling teeth but I'm trying.

Regina Carlysle said...

Oooh. You are SOOOO damn scary, Anny. LOL. Yep, I've had my coffee and will probably put on another pot. Happy writing!

Amy Ruttan said...

Blogger ate my comment. :(

Yeah I swear lately my mind is like rolling tumblweeds. LOL>

Anne Rainey said...

Regina--I had a firefighter in Suni's Gift. What fun!

Kelley--Good luck on the new story idea. I love when an idea comes to me and I just HAVE to write it. Great feeling!