Waste-Not Wednesday tip

A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE.

That’s what I wanted to post late this afternoon.  It was the only thing I could handle posting because although I had all sorts of ideas for today’s environmental tip, I couldn’t wrangle the words.  I just could not wrangle words into a coherent paragraph.  I felt like the world’s worst writer.

Then I forced myself to leave my family for the evening and head to the library with my laptop.

Guess what?  I wrote about 3k words and am now past my JoNoWriMo+1.5 goal of a 38k-words middle grade novel.  Don’t worry, I realize that exceeding my word count goal is about as meaningful as still having checks in my checkbook when there ain’t no money in the account.  But I’m a helluva lot closer.

I understand I’ve got to keep writing until The End.  I’m just grateful I didn’t waste this Wednesday.

                            

8 thoughts on “Waste-Not Wednesday tip

  1. Tracy,
    This is way off topic, but when I read this post, I thought of you. Sara lewis holmes is looking for readers to review Gary Trudeau’s book about soldiers in Afghanistan, to determine if it’s suitable for YA readers. She’ll send the book to you, free of charge. I’m reviewing it, and I thought you might be interested,too. If you don’t have time or interest, that’s okay. I just thought you might want to take a look.
    http://syndicated.livejournal.com/saralewisholmes/33170.html

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    • You know, I was all ready to do this but took a step back and thought about how hard it would be for me to read that right now. I feel as if I’m hanging on by a thread with all the ugliness and despair, and can’t handle any more right now.
      Thank you so much for reading and reviewing it, though. You’re a good soul, Ms. Melodye.

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  2. Tracy,

    This is way off topic, but when I read this post, I thought of you. Sara lewis holmes is looking for readers to review Gary Trudeau’s book about soldiers in Afghanistan, to determine if it’s suitable for YA readers. She’ll send the book to you, free of charge. I’m reviewing it, and I thought you might be interested,too. If you don’t have time or interest, that’s okay. I just thought you might want to take a look.
    http://syndicated.livejournal.com/saralewisholmes/33170.html

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  3. You know, I was all ready to do this but took a step back and thought about how hard it would be for me to read that right now. I feel as if I’m hanging on by a thread with all the ugliness and despair, and can’t handle any more right now.

    Thank you so much for reading and reviewing it, though. You’re a good soul, Ms. Melodye.

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    • It was a pretty good feeling to get all those words down but it was definitely an anomaly. I think they flowed that easily because it was my final big scene and I’d written lots of notes and could see the scene in my head.

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