The behinder I get! I so need to get organized. You should see my office. It looks like a damn bomb went off in it. If my fung shui gf Bella saw this mess she’d tell me I was doomed!
Yeah, so I have piles of papers that are going to get mass shredded next week. I have piles of receipts that need to get categorized for my taxes (still haven’t given my tax person my numbers for the extension I filed), I have stacks of books everywhere and boxes of note cards and envelopes, and kitty toys, and file folders, and spiral notebooks.
Argh! It’s encroaching on me. I can barely type, my elbows are pressed to my side because the files are infiltrating my personal space. But if I take the time to clear it all then I won’t be writing, and I need to write write write. The story is flowing flowing flowing.
My inbox is overflowing with emails I need to return, but dayum, I don’t wanna. So if you emailed me and I haven’t responded, don’t be mad at me. I will. I promise.
My house is trashed. Doesn’t matter I have a housekeeper come in once a week. She is now dusting and mopping around piles. This morning is the perfect morning to take my dog for a walk. I’m writing. I’ll do my intermittent dreadmill thing. It’s actually pretty cool. I have a book (currently SEX ON THE BEACH by Jen Apodaca) I can read only when on the dreadmill. Jen’s book is making me want to exercise. Okay, I’ll take my dog for a walk, but I’ll still do the dreadmill coz I wanna read some of Jen’s book.
So that’s my current life, folks. I think by the end of this book, I will be so hunched over from research and writing I will not be able to stand up straight again for some time. I feel like a pretzel. Hmm, maybe I’ll go get a massage. Yeah, I have a gift certificate to one of the day spas here in town. That will be bliss.
Ten bucks says I don’t make the appointment. If I do then I have to leave the house and that means leave the laptop which means leave my characters, and I don’t wanna.
Oh, crap! I think I’m going to change my heroes name!! I have never done this so far into a story. But I think I like the new name better. I’ll try it out as I write today. I think I’m gonna like it.
So how do you handle that? Changing a character’s name half way through a story. Stick with it, or change?