Family Draaaama…

Lots of family drama going on. May go into details later in a friends-locked post, but don’t really feel like discussing it right now. Needless to say, family drama has thrown every other aspect of my life into a tailspin. If not for my wonderful husband and beautiful son, I would be even more stressed out than I already am. (And WHY does this stuff ALWAYS go on over the holidays? [Rhetorical question, btw. Heh.])

That said, I’m going over my new plot notes for the final few scenes I need to re-write, and things are looking good. I just need to carve out the time to work on them. Since I’m off school for three weeks, hoping to make good headway on that starting…today!

Other than that, just busy with holiday hubbub!

Fit-Pitching…

Hrmph. This ending is pitching me fits. Lots of ’em. I know, vaguely, what needs to happen and some of the plot points I want to touch on. I’m just having an impossible time implementing them. I keep fiddling with lines here and there, trying to jump-start the ending’s re-write…and it’s just not working. Finally, I just completely deleted the little I had saved from the old ending, with the intention of re-working it. I’m just going to start from scratch with the last scene that is remaining the same. Even so…it’s just not coming as easily as I’m used to.

Part of the problem, I think, is that I KNOW this book is now ten times stronger than it was before, and I want an ending to reflect that. Perhaps subconscious fear that I might screw things up is interfering with actually WRITING said ending. Hrmph.

I will defeat this defeatist attitude, never fear. But it may not be pretty…

Wow…Um…Busy!…

I haven’t fallen off the face of the planet, really! I’ve just been so completely and totally busy. Busy with a capital “Biz.” We hosted Thanksgiving, the baby was sick, poor thing’s also teething hard-core (three broke through the top at the same time!), and last week’s ice storm didn’t help things. I also participate in Project Angel Tree through my law firm, a program run by the Missouri Bar Association (I think that’s who runs it) where generous people provide Christmas gifts and filled stockings for indigent children who have one or more parent(s) in prison. It provides me lots of enjoyment and satisfaction, but also hours and hours of work! Lots of rambling about Project Angel Tree.