Back again from the hell that was the beach with no internet access…. Okay, so it wasn’t entirely hell but being separated from my lovely net was definitely no picnic. At least I had the iPad. You do know how much I love this thing right? I’m calling it Brad on Twitter since every time I actually mention the word, ‘iPad’ on Twitter I get inundated with spam. So, Brad and me…well, we go together like toast and jam. I extolled his virtues to all who would listen and indeed, I even got a sale. I should work for Apple really.
But anyway, the really good thing is that Brad is a joy to write on. I have a special keyboard I plug Brad into and Robert’s your father’s brother. You just write, you don’t even have to save because it saves automatically. No worries about stupid technology crashing. It’s awesome. And the games…
Ahem, sorry, I didn’t want my first blog post to be about Brad. What I meant to say was that the Hammer Pants ms is now a complete ms should I have a request for more. I probably shouldn’t have written it because the Voice of Doom keeps telling me they won’t want any more but hey, the OTT optimist told the VoD to stuff it. And I wrote it because I was having fun writing it. Which leads me to the point of this terribly rambly post.
New Year’s Resolutions. I have decided, since I am an ornery, contrary beast, that I am not going to have any, at least not to do with writing. I don’t need to write more since I’m obssessed enough with it as it is so that’s not it. A contract would be nice but that’s something I can’t control so I can’t have that either. Though, that being said, I guess there’s one thing I could do for 2011 and that would be to enjoy my writing more. I hated 2010 to be honest. It was sucky from a writing perspective (except for the end) and I felt that I’d lost all the pleasure I got from writing. I worried about everything, whether I had the romance, the right turning points, whether I’d over complicated the conflict, made the characters too self aware, whether it was too much about sex, were my characters active enough….blergh!!!
Enough I say. This year I want to enjoy what I write and stick all that craft stuff in a big box and only open it when necessary. So, my dear blog friends, if it looks as if I’m in any danger of worrying too much about the crafty stuff, feel free to kick my butt and remind me that I was supposed to be enjoying my writing this year! 🙂
Right, so, anyone else with some resolutions for 2011 that I am jealous of and wish I’d thought of first? 😉