No, I’m not taking a trip. After months of ditzing around, I’m think I’m finally getting back to my book. For some strange reason, while brushing my teeth this morning, I figured out where I was going wrong on my story. So for those of you who haven’t given up on Tears, I hope to have a section ready for the next critique.
Usually, when I get stuck, it’s because I’m in the wrong POV. This time, I’d tried writing from both POVs but couldn’t get to where I needed to be. Then like a bolt from the blue, I realized I needed to be in the POV of my villian. I’m so used to writing the short categories with only two POVs, that I didn’t think that I could use more than two as long as I don’t leave the H/H too long. Anyway, we’ll see how it goes.
Another good piece of news is that a co-worker showed me how I can open a Word document at work (Shhhh! Don’t tell my boss!), so for those few shifts when it’s quiet. Not only that but I can email what I write to myself and not have to re-type when I get the new stuff home.
Up to now, it wasn’t unusal for me to write out bits and pieces on paper towels, blank doctor’s order sheets, etc. It’s absolutely decadent to be able to work like a real author at the hospital. I really hate when I get a fantastic section to set up in my mind, but can’t long-hand it fast enough.
I do have an Alphasmart that I use for when I’m away from home, but it’s kind of hard to take it to the hospital…and hard to keep TPTB from seeing me write on my shift. Now, I open a document in the morning, keeping it minimized for my quieter moments. And I don’t feel a bit guilty! My kids get me first, of course, but I figure that if my co-workers can text all over town, then I can work on my stuff.
And just think what the hospital is saving on paper towels!