Man, it’s hard to believe I’m into my second quarter as Regional Writer in Residence. On the one hand, I feel like time is screaming by…on the other hand (as I stare at the latest chapter of my Christmas mystery, I feel like time has stopped–or maybe that’s just my brain).

I think I’m doing okay. I have the first draft of WNB done, I’m 30% finished the CM…I’m really hoping to keep at the pace–actually, I’m hoping to pick it up a little, so I can finish faster…I just wish my brain would kick into gear.

Of course, getting mad at myself for NOT thinking fast enough isĀ  a sure-fire way to ruin creativity (and a perfectly lovely Sunday)…sigh…what is it they say about a journey of 50,000 words?