A Writing Update

I started this blog with the intention of sharing my writing process and progress.  Over time, this site has morphed into more of a mommy blog and the writing became less and less of a focus.  That doesn't mean I stopped writing.  What it might be indicative of, though, is that I don't write as often as I should or, more honestly, could. Take my current work in progress (WIP), for example.  I have been working very unsteadily on it, choosing to watch television or read books in my down time instead of adding another paragraph or two whenever possible.

Yet, the urge to write never goes completely away.  It might be weeks or even months that go by without me touching the WIP, but eventually I will pull the rough draft out, reread the last bit I had written, and then add some new material.  It's not a very effective or efficient writing method.  It's actually quite the opposite. 

However, it is a new year and I've decided this is my year to make changes.  First, the dreaded weight gain has to be conquered.  I need to loose about 25-30 pounds.  It's not just about how I look any more, it's about how I feel.  So, yes, I'm watching what I eat and heading to the gym on a regular basis. 

The only other area of my life where I really feel any desire to improve myself is my writing.  I want to finish the rough draft of this book by December 31, 2017.  I've already written 123 pages.  If my pacing continues to be on track, I believe I'm about 1/3 of the way through the novel.

This is 100% doable.  I just need to do it.