Checking out other people’s blogs forced me to come to the realization that mine needs some work. I’ve seen some great writing pages, ‘About Me’ pages and interesting content. I can’t do much about the blog post content…it is what it is, but my goal this weekend is to set up additional pages on my blog. I have no idea how to do this, but I’m reasonably intelligent and have confidence I can figure out it. Just in case I’m giving myself too much credit in the smarts category, I won’t give myself a time restriction.
There is another reason for the mini-blog makeover. I’m sort of procrastinating on getting back into writing my second novel. The scene I worked on last time needs help and I’m not really in the mood to fuss with it. Oddly enough, my procrastination technique works fairly well because sometimes and idea will pop into my head while I’m doing something else. (Unfortunately, if I don’t have a pen and paper handy to immediately write it down, the idea ends up in the thought graveyard with all the other stuff I’ve forgotten.)
As for the status on my second novel, I’m way behind my goal (right now, I should be up to about page 110, but I’m only on page 56). My original plan was to have a polished novel by February, when I hoped to attend a writer’s conference in San Francisco. I don’t have the money to go to that one (hotel is $250 a night, plus travel and registration). Instead, I’m going to keep an eye out for something closer to home. So much for my plans – it makes me think of the saying: “Man plans, God laughs.” I must be great entertainment for him.