Happy Friday! *dance, dance*
Today is errand running day. Before I go anywhere though, I have to wash my hair. I worked on the demon story until very late last night - and it shows. I'd write a few paragraphs, stand up and pace. Write. Then pace. I must've run my hands through my hair a thousand times. Now I mildly resemble Don King.
I have my eye on a potted plant in town, and when I go about my shopping rounds today, I'm going to bring one home if there are any left. For years (was 1985 really that long ago?) I had a potted palm I called Frederick. He had a yellow and blue painted bamboo pot. I loved that plant, but when I married and moved out, I left it with my mom. Mom had none of the affinity for the plant like I did, and he turned to a crumpled husk in her utility room. This plant will be Frederick II. Too bad I didn't save that bamboo pot.
The demons are progressing, I'm happy to report. I sent off the premise to one of my crit partners, who has read the first chapter already. She gave it a shining thumbs up. Now to make all the adjustments. I'm alternately correcting and rewriting, but the main thing is I'm still barrelling full speed ahead. I'm making it a point not to get bogged down. If I have to, I'll just write a simple no frills passage and keep going.
The Sade album I ordered finally arrived yesterday. (Lover's Rock) After a few months of hunting, I gave up trying to find the old one, and used some of my free club points to get another copy. That's one of my fave albums. It seems Mini likes it too. He stops by the comp and does a wiggle dance for me when he hears it playing. ^_^
So if you drop by, and you have time to answer a question: What do you do when you're writing and get bogged down? Aside from pacing and running your fingers through your hair (that's my patented technique - ha!) is there some certain thing you do to break out of a slump?
That's all for today. Have a happy weekend!