NaPiBoWriWee 2011 Day Two – Bedtime Blog!
“I’ve learned that you can’t have everything and do everything at the same time.” (Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine, April 2003)
Good evening, my NaPiBoWriWee soldiers! I know everyone battled Sophomore Slump today. You all celebrated too soon with the first victory of Day One. And then on Day 2, you faced insurmountable obstacles, such as…
(Keep reading after the jump to find out what those insurmountable obstacles were…)
1. Your job (it IS Monday)
2. Getting the kids to school (oh why must school start so early?)
3. Writer’s block (you celebrated Day One too much and now you’re stumped for fresh ideas)
4. Computer woes (maybe your computer fritzed out because you’ve been procrastinating taking it to the Apple Genius Bar or to your local IT fix-it person)
5. You just weren’t feelin’ it.
OR… Maybe you had a GREAT Day Two! Maybe you found your groove, got into the zone, and found writing to be even easier on the second day. You wrote and completed a second full picture book draft!
Either way, congratulations! I’m proud of all my NaPiBoWriWee soldiers for soldiering on despite any obstacles and trying to keep up because you all know this is MARATHON, not a sprint! 🙂
My huge confession: I wrote NOTHING today. Why? Because I had to go to work (I’m a producer for EUREKA on SyFy) AND I had to get all my Guest Author blogs written and saved on my website archive so they can post every day at 5 PM (PST). So I knew I had to get all the Guest Author blogs set.
I know, I know. NO excuses. That’s why tonight’s blog picture is of a very ashamed Oreo the cat hiding his face from everyone. Because that’s how I feel right now! Sob! 🙁 And that’s why I included that quote from Oprah! 😛
But now that the main blogging duties have been done, I now will be able to handle the rest of NaPiBoWriWee. My goal is to spend the last hour of my day in bed, curled up with Oreo, Beethoven and Charlotte, and scribble away by hand in my NaPiBoWriWee notebook (shameless plug: we have notebooks at CafePress! Just click the link on the NaPiBoWriWee page!). I am too exhausted to write but I have a fun idea for Book No. 2, so I want to jot down the main points before I hit the hay. Then tomorrow morning, I’ll wake up early and see if I can slam home a horrific vomit draft before I go to work. Then I’ll spend Tuesday night after work writing Book No. 3. We’ll see if I can get it done.
So how did you do today? And feel free to vent, whine, sob too. We’re all here to support each other. Let me know how Day 2 went. And remember… we have five more days of this. Gulp. LOL! Hang in there! 🙂
I’m off to write until midnight. And then zzzzzzz. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Good Morning Blog, our Guest Author blog with KATIE DAVIS, and hopefully another Bedtime Blog if I’m not too exhausted. LOL! Until then… Happy Writing! WRITE LIKE YOU MEAN IT! 🙂