My plan and intention each week is to do my mid-week update posts on Tuesday night, then stay up late enough to be one of the first to link up as soon as the #ROW80 linky goes live. With the chaos of the last few months, I often end up posting on Thursday or later.
This week I was determined not to post late. I wasn’t going to repeat the same old “Yeah…uh…I still don’t have it together…” post. Tuesday afternoon I started thinking about what I was going to name this week’s update post, and I realized I hadn’t written as much as I’d intended. There was still time, though, and I opened the WIP.
I didn’t get any writing done last night. I accomplished a number of writing-related tasks, such as promo, but I ended up on the couch with hubby, which was also an important thing to do.
I wake up in the wee hours almost every morning of my life. I know how to cope with the brain rush, anxiety attacks, and other demons that plague me. Most of the time I am able to get back to sleep.
This morning, it wasn’t as much anxiety as it was a story knocking on the inside of my brain. It’s one I’ve been postponing because I wanted to finish the short I was working on first. This morning, I gave in and started the new story which will probably be around 8k when finished.
And the good news? I can now write this post and say “Yes! I did write several times this week.” I’m a sneaky procrastinator.
A favor, please?
In addition to the 5k short stories that come out with every full moon, I occasionally put out a shorter story for free. Gracious is the latest. Smashwords lets me make the book perma-free, but Amazon is more complicated. Can you please copy the link for the free Smashwords story (or go to Itunes and get that one) then go to the Amazon page for Gracious and click the ‘tell us about a lower price’ link. Eventually, Amazon should price-match, and make the story free.