Wednesday, January 25, 2012

On Writing and Revising

I've been working really hard to finish my NaNovel. By that I mean, of course, sneaking my notebook onto my desk at work for a fifteen minute scribble session. Or taking my notebook to bed, where I usually end up watching whatever cop show The Farmer is watching, instead of writing. The other night it was Hawaii 5-0. But who can resist that hotness?

Anyway, the point is that my goal was to finish this before I started revising my other book. Again.

So it goes back to that self-sabatoge thing that I'm pretty sure I've posted about before. (I should probably go back and link to that post, but I'm lazy) I'm taking my time writing so I don't have to revise. BECAUSE IT'S SCARY!! I know my writing isn't perfect and I welcome the comments and critiques I've gotten. But going back to the story and getting back into the heads of the characters is kind of overwhelming. But I'm going to do it and love it because some day I hope to be able to share the story with the world :-)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Welcome to 2012

My boss went around and asked everyone about their New Year's resolutions this morning. Pretty much everybody said something along the lines of lose weight, exercise more, get in shape, so on and so forth. BORING. Especially since they just installed a bunch of exercise equipment in an empty conference room and I hardly ever see anyone using it. My resolution this year is to keep my fingernails. For a chronic nailbiter like me, that's pretty monumental. I've had these fingernails for a couple months now. But I go in spurts. I grow them out. I bite them. It's a cycle. So we'll see if I can keep going with what I have now. I just bought a bunch of pretty new polish, so hopefully that helps.

My only other resolution is to read more. I met my goal and read 100 books last year. Granted, most of them were picture books and I rushed to finish the last three or four on December 31st. But it still counts as reading. Especially since I'm reading to my kids. And my son is earning his free pizzas from Pizza Hut through the Book It program because of it.

I would like to read more books for me, though. I've already picked up the habit of taking a book into the bathroom and hiding out before I take a shower. I can get fifteen minutes in before a child comes knocking and asking questions about why I'm not in the shower yet. I'll do whatever it takes to get a few moments of peace and quiet!

Maybe I should also make a resolution to write better book reviews. I won't hold out much hope for that one, though.

So what about you? Did you make any resolutions this year? Bookish or otherwise?