Last night I dreamed that I wrote an awesome blog post. It was fairly short but extremely clever, and I was pleased at the thought of how much my readers would appreciate it.
This is not that post. Alas, I have no recollection of what the dream post was about. And frankly, if I did retain a clearer memory, it would probably turn out my topic was something uninspiring and utterly irrelevant, such as sweet potatoes. Though I really do like sweet potatoes.
Anyway, I've been making a start at the new year, slowly but surely. I'd fallen out of many of my work habits in recent months, so I've set myself a new schedule, and it's proving more or less effective. In keeping with my mission statement, I've gotten up to some reading, some writing, and some revising, and I'll have more to say about all of those soon.
Today I took my first swim of the year, outside in the California sun. (Yeah, I'm telling you this mostly to gloat.) While I swam laps, I mused over novels and stories and posts and dreams. Many of these thoughts aren't fully formed yet, and I'm still working out the details of all my writing plans, but it's nice to be back to work.
Good Stuff Out There:
→ Janice Hardy suggests that Small Changes in Your Writing Process Can Lead to Big Results: "It's easy to keep writing when the writing is flowing, so don't do anything to break that momentum. If you run into a detail you don't know, or you aren't sure how to describe something, but that detail will make no difference whatsoever to the plot, try making a note and moving on."