Ericka Scott

Monday Marathon
Monday, February 15th, 2010
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Wow — I forgot to do my too true Tuesday and my frantic Friday updates…mostly because there really wasn’t anything all that memorable to write about. We saw Tooth Fairy (cute movie) on Monday, the kids finally went back to school on Tuesday (with a half-day break on Wednesday), and in between all of that I have been writing. And writing, and writing, and writing. My word count has been over 1500 words per day (my average is 500).

I can’t seem to get the scenes from my head to the paper fast enough. Needless to say…I love it when this happens. It’s almost as if I’m channeling the story. But I know the basis of the tale is coming from inside me. I’ve been dreaming about my characters, envisioning scenes while I’m driving the car, walking, picking up kids from the bus, taking a shower… the story seems to have taken over my life.

Now, this occasionally happens when I’m writing…but never to this extent. This particular tale has been dominating everything. I’ve managed to keep the household running…just. I have two, perhaps three scenes left to write for the first draft and my mind has been working overtime, reminding me of things I need to add, details/layering, and I have pages of notes to myself for things to correct in the second draft (already). To say I’m passionate about this particular story might be an understatement!

Valentine’s Day was lovely. Gorgeous weather and I got to do some preliminary shopping for my wedding anniversary present (I’m hinting for a new desk chair, since my old one is in sad shape and I spend so much time with my butt planted in it.) Today, we’re celebrating President’s Day. Mr. Wonderful is feeling better (he’s been fighting a cold all weekend) and has taken the boys to the park to feed the ducks. Drama Teen is tackling homework, so, I’m gonna cut this blog post short and bop on over to Word and write one more scene today.

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