It’s only 9 a.m. and I’m already feeling really tired. Had a long meeting with DWW folks yesterday. Started at 2 and didn’t end until about 6. The meetings I have attended before were only about 2 hours. But I liked this one better, maybe because I am more familiar with everyone, so I felt like I could speak up about things.
(Worry not, I didn’t talk for hours, and was not the soul reason the meeting ran later than usual!)
& I’m heading a committee with DWW, handling the annual Spring Reading competition. So therefore I had questions and comments to make. The competiton is a nice thing DWW does for its members. There are cash prizes and an outside judge. I have someone in mind already for that. Lots to do to make sure it all works out as planned. Actually, I have a lot of planning to still do, although the last person to chair this event did give me all her notes and documents, which will help tons.
I think part of my “tired” is carried over from yesterday. It takes a lot out of me to be social and businesslike all at once with a bunch of writers I don’t really know all that well. But I’m getting to know them better, and that’s a true relief.
The other things I did this morning, well, sticking to my word, I got out the WIP, read over and revised (again) the first three scenes then wrote a few scenes more. I realized immediately why I put off continuing the story. Chapter 4 is a hard one emotionally for my main character. Heartbreaking, actually. I didn’t want to go there, so as usual, I postponed the pain for a while. Worked through it today and the rest of the chapter only gets lighter, so that’s good news.
But again, emotionally draining.
Then I had to upload and send the interviews and photos to Nina at BBC, pretty much finishing out my assignment for them.
Then there was an ongoing problem with my composition class to deal with. I cleaned up most of the mess over the weekend, but there were still some residual wrinkles to smooth out. That won’t stop until I get to class tomorrow.
Anyway, it’s been a full morning, exhausting in a good way. In need of a break. Am reading an excellent book right now, so the plan is to sit with a cup of tea and read for an hour or so before heading out to yoga class.