Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Creativity Hurts

Okay, last week I blogged about how I'm allergic to exercise, because it gives me sore muscles and stuff, well, right now, my creativity hurts. I've been using it a lot, and it's a little sore. Really. Like this:



But, I'm a girl and have been all my life.

Why does my creativity hurt like this? What have I done to the poor thing? I imposed a deadline on myself. Crazy, I know, but I want to be done with my new draft in two weeks. Where am I now? Chapter five--but, they're five all-new chaps with two brand new characters and major plot changes. Sigh.

I only have to write (or revise if they still fit with the new and improved, sparkly plot) 75,000 more words in the next fifteen days. That's only like 5,000 words a day, right? Only. (For you non-writers out there, that was funny. Please laugh. I'll even provide a pic of how I feel about writing or revising 80,000 words in roughly two weeks to help you understand.)



But I'm a girl and a smidge cuter.

So anyway, wish me luck. Wish my family luck. And, pray I don't look like this in two weeks, because I somehow grew into my computer.

15 comments:

Chersti Nieveen said...

Good luck! And those pictures were so funny :-)

The Stanley's said...

You make me laugh. Should I come up each day and take you for a walk around the block or something?

M. Gray said...

Haha! You are too cute!! I'll be back--you crack me up. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Good luck with the rewrites. They can be murder.

David J. West said...

Great pics. And I can't explain it but a lot of the time I need a deadline to get things done.

LeishaMaw said...

M. Gray, indeed they can, but a slow, occasionally invigorating, way to go.

David, I always do best with a deadline. I might be a bit testy, but the words come--eventuallly. :)

LeishaMaw said...

Chersti, thanks, and I'll need all the luck I can get!

Anita, like walking a dog? That would be awesome. You are too good to me!

nikkimantyla said...

Wow! I had no idea you were doing that major of a rewrite. Good luck, friend.

LeishaMaw said...

Nikki, now you know why I said my fingers might be bloody stumps.

Cherie said...

Um, loved the last photo. Where in the world did it come from? That looks like a custom knitted computer cap/hoodie (with just the hood)/giant mitten combo. Maybe I'll knit you one for Christmas, lol.

The Huffies said...

loved the last pic...reminded me of the knitted thneeds from the Lorax book! Best wishes to you in your revisions - sending happy, good carma thoughts your way!

ali said...

Okay first, those pics are freakin' hysterical.

And second? You can totally DO THIS! YEAH! *fist pump*

LeishaMaw said...

Cherie, the offer to knit me my own meld-with-the-computer thing is very tempting. Strange, but tempting.

Carol, keep the carma coming. I need me some.

Ali, thanks for the fist pump. I needed that, too.

Tiana Smith said...

Ha ha ha :) Wishing you the best of luck. I HATE deadlines, but sometimes it's the only way I get anything done.

L.T. Elliot said...

Oh, if anyone can do it, it's you! I read your stuff. You rock! (And thanks for that horse pic because I laughed my butt off!)

LeishaMaw said...

Tiana, I need deadlines, too--even if they make me whimper.

L.T., I needed the vote of confidence today, thanks. And, you are most welcome for the horse pic. It's my favorite. I laugh each time I see it. You'd think it would get old, but no. He he.

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