Distractable = ADHD
I’ve been working on a revision of the 365 Tips O the Day book and I got about 65% finished on the final draft, number 11. When it’s done I can publish it.
Well, writing is the easy part, editing is hard, and the publishing is a booger. A set up for procrastination.
We went on a lovely two week vacation and a novel popped into my head. That had never happened before. I had no intention of writing a novel. But these characters were suddenly living in my head and I was recording their lives and adventures. I finished the first draft in two weeks.
My wife read part of it and didn’t like it. A friend read it and also didn’t like it because she didn’t like the main character, Alma. I can see that Alma is not all that likeable although I like her. My friend also said I needed more dialogue so I’m putting that into the second draft. The characters are allowing me to hear their conversations. Putting the conversations in follows the writing principle of showing, not telling.
I wonder, “Is this the best use of my time?” I think not, but – “Why do writers write?” “Because they have to.”
Since we got back the El Paso shooting happened and I’ve been very involved in a program about gun violence. (You can check us out on facebook, Too Many Deaths. We’re trying to get organized.)
I haven’t really come up with one but I’ve decided not to worry about it. I’ll probably finish the novel first because it has a stronger motivation right now. I’ll finish them both anyway, so what difference does it make?
Double check to see if what you’re concerned about really needs that concern.
Quote O the Day:
“Don’t worry; be happy.”
Bonus Quote O the Day:
BREAKING NEWS!! Man adjusts to society after two decades of being raised by family!
Personal Note O the Day:
I’m retiring at the end of the month. I hope to finish the books, maybe start another one, or not; do a blog a week, fish more, learn more guitar and more spanish, and especially spend more time doing things with my wife.
Bonus Tip O the Day:
Ram on finding the lost i phone using a tracker:
“Hi Doug! I use a Garmin Vivofit. I just checked: it works even if the phone is set to silent + Do Not Disturb mode. 🙂”
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