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So, what are my insecurities, this week? Well, there are the usual things, and they mostly involve my latest revision. Can’t spell. Can’t comma. Can’t verb much. And also, in the equally insecure and nerve wracking drafting world, my main character–who is a eunuch, btw–is currently on his second love interest. (Well, his first, actually. The second one I’ve written.) Apparently, cutting a character’s balls off in the first act in no way mitigates his desire for a home and family in the second act.
So, now, an imaginary eunuch is getting more lovin’ than I am.
It’s also possible there are a few insecurities about where my life is going these days. The feeling that nothing I want is happening fast enough, and the clock is ticking seems to be a regular factor, right now.
December 5 question – What are five objects we’d find in your writing space?
1. My computer, or more and more frequently, my phone and a Bluetooth keyboard. The computer is getting old and creaky, and the battery isn’t as good as it used to be. The phone steps up to the plate more and more often, while I’m waiting for a good sale on computers.
2. My Progress Journal. This is where I keep my word counts, my scene lists, and my revision schedule. Basically, the current plan to keep myself on track.
3. Some kind of time-saving meal/caffeine combo. At the moment, this tends to be meal replacement shakes. They do save time.
4. My very ancient copy of the Little Brown Compact Handbook. It’s probably the only textbook I still use on a regular basis. It has tabs, so I can track down the exact grammar mistake I’m worried about very quickly.
5. My cat. Generally sitting on top of whatever I’m working on at the moment. He’s a great butt-in chair accessory, since he’s always so disappointed when I have to get up.