After hearing one of my chaptermates say they got the call to judge the 2007 Golden Heart, and then bemoaning how I never get picked to judge, I went home to see an email sitting in my in-box saying ‘hey guess what, this is your lucky day!’. Well okay, it didn’t actually use those words, but I think it was implied.
Yes, finally, after four years of waiting I get to judge. So...anyone know just how many submissions you normally get? Apparently my package should arrive no later than January 5th. I’m excited. I think this will be fun.
In other writing news, I haven’t written hardly anything so far this week, and only one page last week. I’m running into plotting problems. I’m going along fine and then I hit a brick wall. There’s this big empty space where I don’t know what happens. I know what happens after the big empty space, and then I hit ANOTHER big empty space. And I’m not entirely sure what my Black Moment is. Or how this whole thing ends, other than happily ever after.
I’ve been trying to figure it out, but I’m not having a whole lot of success. I know my characters background, their issues, and I know I need to tie the plot to that to bring them full circle and show their growth. So I don't know why I keep hitting the brick wall. But I do. Big, hard bricks. I need a chisel. Somebody get me a chisel, stat!
Sigh...my first draft deadline of my birthday isn’t looking good right now.
Hmm...maybe I can put off my birthday?