So, I have a book to write that I have not written. There is no excuse for WHY I haven't gotten going on it. All I have to say is that when I get stressed, I kind of go nuts. I end up doing stuff like redecorate my entire house. I'm not saying it is smart, but I really hated my front entranceway. Mainly because it looked like this:
Yeah. That orange, brown and green combo was gross.
I got painting and ended up with a nice calming grey and green. I liked the outcome, even though christmas decorations clash a little with it.
Then, I turned around and got a good look at my living room. And you know how it is... Once you start in one area, you have to do another and another, until it snowballs into a big expensive mess. The front entranceway came out so nice I had to do more. Mainly because it looked barfy, like this:
That black trim was so drearie and the walls were this vomitous spice cake tan color. It HAD to go.
It ended up looking like this:
And THEN.... because I was hopped up on paint fumes and had completely lost my mind, I thought that I couldn't finish off the entranceway and the living room without doing the kitchen. Lack of brain cells and the remaining ones being fried is my only explanation as to WHY I ended up paining part of my kitchen purple.
However, now that it is finished, the purple is growing on me and I am liking it. Though, I need to finish decorating it
Once I was finished, I figured it was time to sit down and write on that novel. Then this happened:
Oh, the infamous head cold. I tried to write while sick. Let me tell you how great that has been going. Three chapters and 50 pages in, I realized that my main character was heartless, annoying and really REALLY air-headed. I hate her. She drives me nuts and I want to reach through the page and give her a good slap.
So, after a day of fogged thinking about it, I trashed the three chapters and will be starting again.
Or the day after.
Whenever, I can breathe again. Then, I will kick butt on this writing thing and Maggie (my fantastic main character) will be super awesome and lovable. Now off for tea, tissue and a nap.