It would appear that winter has finally appeared in the Erie area. We’ve had a blessedly mild November up to this point, but the snow is beginning to swirl and dust the ground. It’s a good thing I have plenty to do indoors.
I have a rough draft for a short story, and I’m letting it sit for a day or two before I go through it with a red pen and much head-shaking. Thankfully, even as I cross out huge sections and write frantic question marks to sentences that just don’t make sense, I can tell myself it’s called a “rough” draft. Whenever I first write out a story, I’m reminded of and encouraged by Anne Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts,” an excerpt from her book Bird by Bird. If you haven’t read it, you need to take a look (you can read it here).
Besides the writing, I’m also trying to reformat my Etsy shop and get my butt moving on my Patreon art work, so all those together should keep me busy throughout the winter. Well, and we have the holidays coming of course. Yeesh.
All righty, folks, I just wanted to touch base, but now I need to get back to it. I’ll let you all know how my second draft work goes. It’s gotta be better than the first, right?