May 17, 2011
1 - I can go a whole week without blogging and NOT DIE! Yeah, that's right, peeps. It's been a whole week and the roof didn't cave in, I'm still alive and all is well. In fact, I'm doing GREAT!
2 - Unplugging from the internet is quite refreshing--AND PRODUCTIVE. I've been working on The Crystor, doing major rewrites, and have had minimal presence online. I don't even feel guilty about it. WOOT!
3 - My muse is BAAACK!! You heard it here first. It's been over a year since I was able to sit down and actually get into that ZONE where you lose track of time because you're so involved in the story. My characters are in my head 24/7 and it feels WONDERFUL. I've missed them. I didn't realize how much until they came back.
4 - Doing a 12 hour writing marathon is NOT good for my back. Last Saturday I participated in a marathon sponsored by Tristi Pinkston wrote like mad women (and men) from noon to midnight. We were supposed to take ten minute breaks every hour, but I was stupid and wrote right through them. By 8:00pm I was hurting and by 10:00 I wanted to cry. I tried medication, heat, ice, my son rubbing it and pillows to give me support, but nothing helped. I made it to midnight, but have spent the past four days slowly getting better. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED the marathon, but next time I'm taking the breaks and not pushing myself so hard.
AND 5 - You can NOT judge a book by it's cover. I recently received NIA, by Mella Reese, and was asked to review it for a blog tour. At first glance, I cringed. I wasn't in love with the cover and thought it looked like maybe some of the "self published" books I've read over the years I really struggle getting through. BOY OH BOY WAS I WRONG. From the first page, I was hooked. What a great book. I read it from beginning to end in one day, mostly because I couldn't put it down. I'll tell you more about it on May 25th when I post the review. Watch for it!
That's it for me today. Have you had any mind opening experiences this week?