I follow a few blogs online. One of my favorites is The Bloggess. She's hilarious, swears a lot, and writes dialogue so funny that I'm both entertained and envious. And she's taking a break from blogging. Why? Because she's got a novel to finish.
Damnation! So do I! I have a literary novel to work on, a memoir I've been toying with, and next week NaNoWriMo starts and I want to do that. A friend of mine, Eduardo, just sent me a notes quoting someone that said "Every word on your blog is a word not in your novel". Hmm. I don't like that, but it's sorta true. And I've got to finish this "Tunnel Vision" or they're going to have to put ME in an asylum. That would be okay but only if they serve gin&tonics and fan me a lot.
So this week I had a goal of blogging every day. Why? Because I like goals that I can attain. Makes me feel like a real superhero.
My next goal is to NOT blog everyday for at least a week. And of course, I'm starting off with a blog. How meta is that?
I'll miss you. I really will. But I'm putting on my yoga pants and Wonder Woman t-shirt, hunkering in, and writing this be-damned novel that I want to fall in love with and will, given a little more time.
Luckily, there's a writer retreat tomorrow I'm attending. I'm hoping that my fellow writers of GRRWG can help me focus. They're should be plenty of wine and food to help the brain cells and destroy my waistline.
It's all in the name of art.
See you soon.