I‘ll take all the help I can get.
Our cat, Nigel, decided he wanted to join me while I got back to work editing my latest novel. He had a lot to say about hidden verbs and avoiding the passive voice, but mostly he just slept and purred.
Stephanie helped me get back on the writing horse this week by lobbing some Writer Kryptonite my way: “By the way, how’s your novel coming?”
After a mental record scratch, I realized I have not worked on book since before our move back in August. The move, and the post-move craziness (including living with someone and adopting a pet), threw off my whole routine for the next month.
Getting back into the novel-writing groove is difficult, but even a few minutes here and there—every day–helps. Working on a novel every day is the key: it keeps the flow of the story and ideas fresh in your mind. I want to get this book done so I can begin work on a new book.
Thankfully, I have Stephanie and Nigel around to keep me on task.
Daniel J. Hogan is thankful his cat can’t hold a red pen. Follow him on Twitter, @danieljhogan.