On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

Personal notes on writing techniques, writing a novel, my writing career and threading your way through publishing a book.

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Friday, December 16, 2005

Routine -- Audio Books

Image hosted by Photobucket.comYes, I'm going on about this topic this week. I still haven't gotten mine down. I waited all day yesterday for bro to come over and fix the washer (he didn't), and cleaned and tidied (so that WAS a plus), but didn't write. While cleaning I had my walkman and was listening to Goblet of Fire....so when day turned into evening (the low point of my emotional day, then night, I didn't write either).

Also, my email and website has been spotty. I'm not sure what to do about this except to apologize to you who've left comments which I haven't responded to yet. Furthermore it looked like the Access Romance site was down for about 4 hours on the 14th and apparently that was when my prize was supposedly given away. I like the people at Access Romance but apparently the site is having problems. So I spent some time being frustrated at not getting email (I usually get at least one or two contest entries that say "like your books" and give me a boost...) Don't know how long these issues will continue to occur...

So, again, rationalizations and a failure of routine, and I DO believe in making wordcount every day (but I don't punish myself if I don't, like add "interest" on the wordcount, that is counterproductive for me. Because occasionally I (or you) will miss wordcount and punishing just loads a heavier guilt-trip/goal on myself (yourself) that makes it harder to write. AND WE DON'T NEED ANYTHING THAT MAKES IT HARDER TO WRITE.

Well, the cats believe in routine, too, and I haven't fed them yet today. Diva is sitting on my desk (but not quite staring at me). I think they do know the words "I'M WORKING!"

May your routine go well today.


Blogger sex scenes at starbucks said...

Routines are difficult to maintain this time of year. I'm fighting to finish my book... Wordcount? If I get a page or two a day I'm happy. Sometimes you have to crawl and sometimes you get to run.

I'm at, er...731 for the day. Sigh. Back to it.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Robin D Owens said...

Yes, I'm just hanging in there...as we all are.

7:56 AM  

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