It wasn’t a bad week in ROW80 land. I did have to face up to my own limitations. I actually have to sleep and rest and do self-care these days. I am no longer in my 30s and able to sleep two hours a night for a whole week and still function. How did that happen?
Still, good stuff happened this week. I found my Blood of the Mist pages but none of the original planning notes. Those may just be gone, and I’ll have to live with it. It might be a good thing in the long run, because now I’m going to have to rethink scenes and things, and that will probably freshen up the story and help me get back into it.
I’ve been looking up anything I can find about how to get back into an unfinished story you’ve been away from for a long time. I’m not entirely sure how to reconnect with the story and move forward. For now, I’m going through my pages with a notebook at hand to write a few words about each scene.
Anyone have any resources for restarting an old story? I’d love to have a look if you don’t mind sharing.
I did more than find my pages and start revisiting my old story. I also checked in with 5 fellow ROWers. I love the connection I feel by doing that, both to other ROWers and to the writing community in general, so I really want to stay on top of that.
The writing? Not as much as I intended, at least not fiction writing. I’m still doing a lot for the Willamette Writers Conference, and I may have to acknowledge that I’m not going to get as much done until it’s over (11 days from now). Especially because I’m really into finding my way back into Blood of the Mist. I’ll try to get some actual writing in over the next week, but if I only have a short amount of time for my own writing until after the conference, it may be spend working on BoM.
That was my week. Next week I hope to report more blog check-ins, progress on my BoM note taking, and one writing session (it’s hard to write that, but I need to be realistic, but I feel like I should be able to do all of everything!).
How was your week? What are you planning to do next?
See you in the comments!