Well the October 5th ROW80 Twitter party ROCKED! There was snacks and drinks, music and of course lots of dancing. There were so many funny tweets going around that was laughing out loud.
On the night of the Twitter party, I also stopped by on a networking event in Brussels. I met some Americans and man did it feel good to talk to them. I didn’t realize how much I censor myself around Europeans. I was able to make jokes and connect with the Americans in an instant. So I brought my happy-humorous-Canadian self to the Twitter party and ended the evening on a high note.
Of course, I didn’t get any writing towards my WIP on that night, or Friday, or Saturday because I was shopping and cooking and preparing for Thanksgiving. Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend (well officially tomorrow), but everyone eats the big dinner on Sunday because it takes so long to cook, eat, nap, watch football and then recover from all the food.
So today I finally used the some time in the afternoon to write and I’m sitting at 4,000 words this week. Almost, there. Maybe another hour to get those last 1,000. On a positive note, I finished a great fiction book. Review coming soon. I also made my blogging goals with 4 posts this week.
What inspires me to write when I’m not in the “mood” to work, is reading books by my favorite authors and reading or watching interviews of them. Two of my favorite authors became authors “accidentally”. I mean, they both wrote a book without planning on becoming published and then it became a worldwide best seller. They make it sound like it doesn’t go through 30 zillion revisions. Then they both wrote tons of books afterwards. I wonder if those who study/learn how to write a novel can create a better book? The amount of time I spend reading craft books and blogs, I now notice a few “flaws” in each book that I read now. Things I wouldn’t notice before. I wonder if these bestselling authors studied some craft books if they could produce even better books? I also wonder why their editors don’t catch some of these “flaws”?
Whew! Anyways, after the partying, writing, reading and cooking, I’m looking forward to eating until I can’t eat no more and then having a little nap. Then its movie time because there’s no Canadian football to watch.
So enjoy Thanksgiving (or Turkey Day as my Dad would say), and if you’re not Canadian, have some turkey and take a nap anyway and watch some football for me because I can’t. For the rest, enjoy the week #ROW80 style.
P.S. I have found a ROWsista. Check out Em’s check-in.