Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Realizations

Things I've realized this week:

* I've hit a stall in my WIP because I got to an unanticipated confrontation scene. I HATE confrontation. I will go to ridiculous lengths to avoid it. I know this isn't healthy (believe me...therapy has been involved), but it's how I am. I didn't realize I hated it so much that I was even avoiding it in my writing. I realized that the scene I've been just staring at is a confrontation...and if I was faced with this confrontation I would run the other way. But my mc would never do that. She would get in a beyotch's face. I'm just glad I figured this I know I just need to tackle it. (I'm not sure I even know how, though...I go to such lengths to avoid these, I don't really know how they go.)

* I was trying to follow this #yamafia drama on Twitter yesterday, and I was trying to figure out how I felt about everything. I actually found a post that I could have written my very own self, so instead of rambling on about the subject, I'll just send you over to this post to read.

* I cheat at Mac Freedom. Damn smartphone. It's just too easy to check Twitter on you.

* I spend entirely too much time on Twitter.

*My job has been exhausting lately. So exhausting that papers are going ungraded and I come home and collapse on my couch. I'm generally a tired person, but I'm so beat at the end of the day lately that I can't even muster the energy to get out of my desk chair and walk to my car. How many weeks until Spring Break? How many weeks until summer? Zzzzz.

*My March is full. Totally and completely full. I have this Saturday (er, tomorrow) evening free, but that's about it. It's all good stuff, but my goodness.

* I REALLY like reading on the iPad. I never thought I would be Team E-Reader, but it looks like I might be.

* I want to try to finish my revision by the end of this month, but I have no idea if that's a possible goal. We'll see, I guess.

This was a total ramble of a post, but it's Friday. What better day to ramble. What did you realize this week?

Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. Oh man, just think about what writing this confrontation scene can do for you! It's better than therapy! Just have to get in there and do it ;) Gooooooo, Jessica! *shakes pom poms*

    Thanks for the link to the YAMafia discussion. She worded things really well. I didn't even know what it was!

    One of these days, I might get an IPad...

  2. Confrontation can be exciting for the reader...gets the blood pumping!

  3. I think if you just get some words on the paper, you'll get it done. Even if the words aren't the right ones, it's a start!

    This week I realized I wayyyyyyyy underestimate how long it takes to edit a WIP!

  4. I recently struggled with the same problem! There was a huge confrontation scene that I kept putting off. But when I got started and worked my way through the scene it was a powerfeul experience.

    You can do it!

  5. As you know, I'm coveting an ipad like crazy. I'm glad to hear you are enjoying the e reading thing makes me want one even more!!!

    On another note: I've passed on a blog award to you... Please drop by my blog and check it out if you have time!