It was awesome though. Technically I still have a few hours on my vacation timer, so I might still meet my writing goal. We'll see how the rest of today plays out. I wanted to make two painting and write 10,000 words. I got three paintings done. One is okay, but the subject material isn't really my normal taste. I made it for a friend and I think she'll like it. One I think I'll like when it's done, but I paint in oils and they take time to dry so I didn't quite finish it. It's a present for someone too, so hoepfuly it turns out well. The last one I hate. Like hate. Like I need to go to a bonfire so I can burn it. Or I could just paint over it I guess, but that isn't quite the total destruction I want for th steaming piece of crap taking up room in my car. I also go a little over 7,000 words written. Do you know what 7,000 words looks like? Do you know what they feel like? Especially when they're words for like a novel, not just bathering about my day, but the creation of actual characters, dialogue, description, all those little things that make a words into a story? I know exactly what they look like. They look like I bled inside my computer. I'm not sharing.
I will however share some pictures...
|Me just after I wrote my first 5,000 words|
|Every time I went out I saw a deer. I think it must ahve been teh same one each time, because by the end of the weekend I accidentally walked right up to it and it let me get within five feet. I could have pet a wild deer y'all!|
|Everything up here is a meandering path. Like everything. It's probably because it's a "mountain" but I like to think it's because it was a good metaphor for me.|
|This is the view at the head of the hiking trail I used when I needed a writing break. I love that tree, I think it looks so cool!|
|This is the view I saw looking out at each day while I was writing. It's amazing I got any work done with that to look at huh?|
|The bench and the view where I wrote this weekend|
|Another take on the view from "my" writing bench|