Monday, June 7

A Taste Of The Writing Life

Okay, so the title isn't perfect.

Writing has been a part of my life since I could type on our family's old Word Processor, and I seriously began the writing life in July of last year. But this week is different.

I get to write full-time this week. I feel as though God is giving me a glimpse of what this endeavor could look like. And it's incredible.

I woke up, did a little yoga (that's right, she exercised!), finished some chores, had a nourishing quiet time while I ate breakfast, and then sat down to critique, edit, and write for a whole day!

I don't take this gift lightly. Nor do I think it's a perfect life, free of frustrations, crazy schedules, writer's blocks, rejections, etc. I am grateful, nonetheless.

My goal is to power through a chunk of An Unwavering Devotion, formerly called Steadfast, so I can finish the first polished draft by the next time our newly formed, yet to be named, writer's group meets on July 19. So I need to be diligent this week.

And what do I have to show for my day? A revised Plot Skeleton (courtesy of Angela Hunt; does anyone else feel like these are getting thrown out left and right?), an updated outline, continued background on two new characters, a new title, and the editing of five chapters. Wow!

I could get used to this....


Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Wow indeed! That's great progress. Keeping the momentum going is great, especially coming off the high of your conference. Keep up the good work, and best of luck for a VERY productive week! :)

Mischia said...

Great first day!

Alycia Morales said...

Wow! You're off to a great start, Charity! Way to go! :)