July 1st, 2009

scotland, ivy

Late Write-a-Thon Report #1

My write-a-thon commitment was to unplug myself from distractions (meaning, the Internet) and write for at least an hour a day. While I am still struggling with this drastic cutting process, I did manage to keep this commitment except for on Sundays when I never seem to manage to sit down for an hour. I have been doing two hours each on Thursdays and Saturdays, so can that make up for it, please?

I have to say, though, that trying to carve out a third of the novel and re-knit the remaining shreds is kicking my ass from here to eternity. This is fucking hard. I have no doubt to its necessity, but I frequently despair about my ability to do it. Enough so that up until the Write-a-Thon I kept stalling out. Hence the importance of the write-a-thon this year to keep me going--since it started, I've been way more productive. If you can call cutting productive.

See my write-a-thon page here, and the list of officially participating writers (there are quite a few unofficial participants as well) here.

Again, I welcome any sponsors. $6 will get you a copy of my CD of me reading a selection of my poems.

In other news, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet took a poem. I am chuffed.