This week has been slow, but eventful in it’s own way. Yesterday Grant and I went Christmas shopping, which ended up being a lot easier than I thought it would be. Then we came home and wrapped everything and ended the night with a movie.
Christmas time has always been an interesting time for me. For while the season is cheery and festive. For me it often brings on depression and guilt and stress. I won’t get too much into that, as I don’t want to bore anyone. I just wanted to say that this season has been one of the best in a long time. I’m so thankful to have Grant with me, he knows how to put up with my mood swings so well. And he knows how to keep me busy.
Because of him I was able to go above and beyond my reading goal for this year. On the 17th I finished my 200th book! It’s been quite the challenge, but I made it and I had a lot of fun along the way.
Today was also productive. Cait from Paper Fury was doing a rewrite challenge over the weekend on twitter. So starting on Saturday I joined her by editing one of my old nanowrimo novels. I got a great head start from the weekend and felt inspired to keep at it till I finished the whole novel. Today I did just that. I reread it, switched two characters and then stripped away all the unnecessary fluff. Tomorrow I’m going to have Grant read over it and then give me a couple plot holes to work on.
The story I’m working on is called The Piano Man. It’s set in the early 1930’s and is about a movie director who becomes obsessed with one of the actresses who works for him. I wrote it in 2012 and haven’t really looked at it since that November. But I figured now was a good time to rewrite it and see if anything came of it.
So that was my week, how was yours? Did you do anything fun on the weekend? How’s your writing going?