Tuesday, March 15

Here I am!

I know it's been a pretty long time since I've last posted, and I'd like to say that it's because I've been busy with my writing and school work, and other productive stuff.

Except it's not.

What I have been busy with is reading, which is really nice and all since I barely have the time to read anymore. I finished Beautiful Creatures, Paper Towns, and Last Sacrifice. All really nice books (even though it took me a long time to get through Beautiful Creatures. the pacing was kind of off, in my opinion). Although reading hasn't been the only thing I've been up to. Reading's the only productive thing. Everything else I've done was completely unproductive, and my unproductiveness overpowers reading by a lot.

I still feel guilty. About not writing, I mean. Last time I posted, I said I was at around 87,000 words with my manuscript. Now I'm at 90,000.

A 3,000-advance is good and all, except for the fact that it took me about a month to accomplish this. Which is just really sad. I've found even more problems with my manuscript--like the fact that my chapters are really short, and the flow is always interrupted because it's so short. Good thing spring break is here though. I'll have more time to write.

I'd also like to blame it on my sickness. I've had this cold for a really long time, practically the whole entire winter. But, then again, I guess that's not really an excuse. I feel like this whole entire spring break is going to be really unproductive. But maybe if I write more, I'll feel better and less guilty.

- E


  1. My chapters are short as well. They don't have to be long. Chapter lengths just go along with a writer's preference I think.

  2. My preference has always been (strangely) chapters around 15-20 pages. Right now they're about, oh, 8. Unfortunately.

  3. Well, maybe this will perk you up: http://brookerbusse.blogspot.com/2011/03/madeline-alberta-are-lovely-and-so-am-i.html I've given you another award.

  4. Thank you very much! You're right, it did make me feel better :)


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