Monday, July 8, 2013

Perfectly Positive Monday #1

I feel that if you only know me through this blog, that it looks like I never make progress with my novel and that I'm a big, insecure whiner. But a blog post is like a photograph, you only see that one moment, but there are lots of other moments (some better, some worse) that never get captured.

So in the spirit of positivity, I will TRY (and sometimes fail) to post something positive and true on Mondays. Because Monday is the day you need positive thinking the most.

Three weeks ago, I wrote a new end to my last chapter and wrote two new chapters for my novel! Yay me!  It turns out that over the next few weeks I'm going to be doing a lot of new writing. I changed the timeline of my story which means I have a week with my characters that is not written yet (originally they only spend a day and a half together). It's gonna work a lot better and I'm actually excited to start working on it.

When I told my husband that I was worried about what my characters will do for this unwritten week, we ended up brainstorming for half an hour and he came up with some really good ideas. That's one of the many things I adore about him. He's not a writer but he's endlessly supportive of me and the best person to brainstorm with.

 So yeah. Positive.

Now, some things that make me feel cheerful and grateful to be alive:

Pictures of dogs:

Grilled Cinnamon Rolls from Sparty's in Lansing, MI:

David Tennant's smile:

What is something that makes you happy on this fine Monday?


  1. I know that feeling that, when you look at how little progress you've made in one day, you feel like you're not getting anything done for your novel at all. My mother keeps asking how the writing is going, and I always tell her I'm way behind schedule. One day, she asked me if I would ever tell her I wasn't behind schedule, and I laughed and said, "No, probably not."

    No matter how much writing you do, it never feels like you've done enough. And yet, whether you realize it or not, you are making real progress.

    As for your choices of things that make you cheerful, I absolutely agree with David Tennant's smile. He's one of my favorite actors, and something about him just makes the world seem right.

    - James

  2. I may have to steal this idea! Things that make me happy on Monday, that is SUCH, SUCH, SUCH a good idea. I love David Tennant's smile too. I'm more of cat picture person because they make me laugh, but this particular dog picture is wonderful!

    1. Margo, steal away! We need more Monday positivity!

  3. Thank you for the thoughtful comment on my blog. Much appreciated. Your husband seems like a very good man. It's important to be able to count on him as a writer.

  4. I love this idea! Mondays suuuuuuck, and so they're the best days for a little positivity. And yay hubby for being awesomely awesome! Isn't it grand to have a supportive partner? Dana sent me 3 very long texts last night with ideas on how to fix the scene I'm having trouble with. Love!


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