Monday, July 30, 2007

Sleep kisses

In honor of two wonder years with the most amazing husband ever...

Five reasons I love Spencer more today than the day we were married.

5. His favorite movie right now is High School Musical and he is unafraid to admit it to the world. You got to love a guy that self confident.
4. He makes me laugh every single day.
3. He "gets" me in a way that surprises and amazes me every day.
2. When I was sick in the hospital, he slept every night for more than a month, on an uncomfortable cot so he wouldn't have to be away from me.
1. Sometimes, at night, he sleep kisses me.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Get thee hence!

It's official. I have started to write my novel. I've been thinking a lot lately about why it has been so hard for me to start writing again despite the fact that I have copious amounts of time in which to do it. I finally came to the realization that my inner editor had become an iron fisted tyrant, keeping me from putting my wonderful ideas on paper.

Don't think I'm vain when I call my ideas wonderful, or I guess you can think I'm vain, but try not to judge me too harshly for it. Every writer must have a healthy amount of vanity, otherwise the rejection slips would be too depressing, and every writer gets rejection slips. Lots of them.

Anyway, every time I try to sit down and write one of my ideas, my inner editor elbows its way past my creative genius and silences every sentence. "That doesn't sound right. You need a better word there. Isn't that misspelled?" Eventually I get so bogged down with the minutiae, that I just give up.

So, for now, I have had to banish my tyrant editor to the outer edges of Mongolia. She'll be allowed back eventually, but not until I've made significant progress on my novel. As I write, I am not worrying about misspelled words, or an awkward sentence here or there. At this point, I am just trying to get down my ideas, my characters, my plot points. I'll go back later to clean up some of the language. It is making a world of difference already.

A thousand words down, only 149,000 to (give or take).