Progress!!!

Well, I'm typing away on book # 2 of my shadows series, and hoping that all will end well for everyone involved.  Since I'm a total pantser when I write, (that's someone who totally doesn't plan anything out ahead of time, just sits down and writes whatever comes into their head  and hopes that it all works out) it could seriously end badly.  But I can always change it.  Like Shannon Hale says,

“I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.”

  Which is so true.  It's what I do.  It's what we all do.  There's probably that super lucky person out there that writes a perfect first draft, but if they're truly a perfectionist, then they're not happy with it anyways.  So I thought I was done last night but then I got a great idea at about 3 in the morning (I was still awake after my son called me at midnight to tell me my niece had been in a car accident, she's incredibly lucky to be alive, and let me tell you, no mom ever  wants to get a phone call from their kid at midnight), and so now I'm rewriting the last chapters.  I think I have about ten pages to go.  And then a hundred rewrites.  Still, progress is progress!

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It's the first of the year and that means new things.  Like all things that seem too overwhelming to contemplate, here I am, sitting at my computer, pecking my way through my first blog post on my half set up website, wondering  I'll ever get to where I need to be.  But I suppose I'll get there, I always do.  Tomorrow I'll go to the gym with all the newbies who made their New Year's resolutions, (hopefully some of them will still be there in March), and help them figure out the machines and how much weight they can lift and then come home to try and wrap my head around widgets and html again.   Maybe by the end of the week, I'll even have a somewhat coherent website for everyone to navigate.  We'll see!  Besides, if I can't figure it out, I have some kids who probably can.