I've had some very good discussions with other writers in the last few weeks. One of the conclusions I reached is that, even when life gets in the way, it's important to get up and write again. This is something I struggled with over the last year, and even though I consistently got work done, it wasn't on a daily basis.
The reason I couldn't get a blog post up yesterday is because my work day got really busy! I planned on putting a post together when I got home, but completely spaced it between making dinner, trying to relax, and finally passing out at 9:45pm. But I believe in consistency! Today is going to be a chill day. After a tour of a local brewery, I'm going to get some work done on my outline. I have to do some small rewrites because the story wasn't going the direction I wanted it to, but that's why I outline first :).
And then tomorrow I'm going to start looking into getting that writing contest going. In fact, I'm going to say definitively that the Official-Official announcement will be up on Friday, August 31. There will be deadlines, of course, and at least one prize, even though I'm considering a grande prize and two "first" prizes. (BTW, if any of you have ideas as to what a great prize would be, feel free to let me know and I'll consider it. I have some ideas, but I'd love to hear what you'd like to win. A critique? A POP figurines like Batman or Iron Man? Kid-robot toys? Kindle/iBooks gift-cards?)
Anyway, for the sake of consistency, I'm going to get some work done at the Day Job now, and then I'm going to go home and get some outlining done.