Last week I wrote about how I was struggling with my writing and felt unmotivated…well motivation hit me and boy did it hit me hard. Not only did I start ONE story…but I started THREE! Can you believe it? Three! First I started out with one, like normal people do. Then while I was writing one, another idea hit me. Originally I was going to combine the ideas but it would have been too dramatic. So instead I started to write it as a second story. Then I had a THIRD idea, which has been on my mind for a little bit, just hit me and I just HAD to start writing it.
So now, I am writing three stories, I wrote 1,500 – 3,500 average for each story and this week I have written nearly 10,000 words. I plan to keep up with my writing and make an actual strict schedule that I am going to adhere to, to keep my writing going. It’s time to get serious and goal oriented today.
Aside from my own personal writing, I had another good thing happen to me. I work for an advocacy firm as a writer, by the way. I’ve never mentioned where I worked before but I figure I mention it now since I’m going to talk about it. Anyway, moving on. At work I had to write something for someone and it was a very difficult thing to write. It should have been given to a more experienced writer…someone who has been there fore more than, you know,five months? But they don’t always pay attention to who they are giving the writings to when they give the writing out. I ended up with the more difficult assignment. After five drafts and weeks of back and forth with my reviewer, it was finished. I sent it in and, based on MY writing, someone’s case was granted. My reviewer called me into her office to congratulate me and tell me that I did a very good job for something so difficult. She thought it was a great accomplishment and wanted to tell me that she was proud of me. She also told another reviewer, who was one of the people who interviewed me, about how great it was. It made me feel good inside and it reminded me that, no matter how hard I try with no acknowledgement, every once in a while I will shine for what I did. It’s enough to make me keep trying and not give up at work.
There are only two bad things that happened this week and even those things aren’t that bad. The first thing was, was that I was trying to exercise this week (Monday and Tuesday) and I must have worked too hard and I pulled a muscle in my back by my pelvis area. I don’t know how I did it but I did and it’s been hurting for the rest of the week. It hasn’t stopped hurting which means I haven’t had a chance to exercise for the rest of the week.
The second bad thing is that this morning I woke up and my one ear is totally clogged. It’s not even muffled, I just have it blocked, almost like when you go under a tunnel and your ear clogs before it pops. Except my ear hasn’t popped and it hurts. It also rings when people talk above a certain decimal level.
So that’s where I’m at right now. I’m debating on whether I want to put the first chapters of my two new manuscripts that I just wrote this week. Part of me wants to, to get some feedback on it, but the risk of plagiarism makes me hesitate. I guess I’ll figure it out by the end of tonight and make a decision. Even if the first chapter is plagiarized, I could always rewrite it when I edit. I might have to do that anyway. But It’s still a decision I have to make.