And so it begins…

by Jennifer on January 18, 2008

I’m still not at ease joining the blogging masses. Although, in general, I prefer to remove myself from masses of any sort. I’m inspired by a couple of friends who do it well, and I’m content to do it about half as well as they do. Over time, I will have to make clearer (to myself) what is the purpose of this blog. But not today. And probably not tomorrow. Bear with me.

Today I’m happy because I produced almost 1900 words of my novel, especially when my goal was just 500. It was a scene that I had not looked forward to writing, because it involved a new character and a whole new part of the book. But I got through it, and it’s not bad. It’s not lyrical or lovely, but it’s serviceable. For now, aside from simple edits, I am going to resist the urge to revise. Instead, I will just go forward to the next scene, and maybe even the next. A writer lives to revise, but I tell myself that part will come, too, soon enough.

It’s a three day weekend, so who knows if I can carve out more time over the weekend to write. Virginia Woolf left out one thing when she said “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write.” If she were alive today (and had children) she might include noise-blocking headphones on that list.

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jodipharo January 19, 2008 at 10:33 am

yea! you are blogging. I wonder if Virginia would have walked into the river if she had had kids? Or would she have just done so sooner?

Jennifer January 19, 2008 at 12:05 pm

If she had had kids, the result might have been “Virginia who?” We may never have heard from the woman. Do I sound like a cynic? Yeesh. Okay, maybe she would have just sat by the river, drinking a glass of wine, just imagining it.

HRH January 19, 2008 at 6:37 pm

I just need the headphones for life. Glad the writing went well…I can’t even imagine being that disciplined.

Angela January 19, 2008 at 7:49 pm

Welcome to the blogosphere! I’m excited to drop back in…I started blogging last year, and I was also a bit ill at ease about it. Lovely people abound. Enjoy!

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