While I pride myself on being a multitasker, sometimes I have to come to terms that there is only so much that a person can do. I am not superwoman.
This blog is primarily about writing, but I also like to throw in a bit o' ice skating in the mix because it is such a huge part of my life. And as much as I hate to admit it, I've come to realize that it is difficult to have a simultaneously productive and disciplined writing and skating schedule. Sad to say, I seem to get the most writing done when I'm injured. I wrote the last full draft of Product of an Illusion over the course of 6-8 months when I was struggling with a hip issue and a bulging disc in my cervical spine.
I'm healthy now and skating more. So when I started a new draft at the beginning of January, it doesn't surprise me that by now I have only one chapter. Yes, that's one chapter. Granted, I did rewrite this chapter several times. And I think I'm going to rewrite again before I move forward.
I've come to accept my lack of progress with my WIP because I have been training really hard the past few months. This Sunday I will be taking two United States Figure Skating ice dancing tests. To get to the level you see at the Olympics (which I am not aspiring to do), first you have to complete a series of tests, and then you have to compete through a series of qualifying competitions that lead you to Nationals at the Senior Level, and then if you make it to the podium, you proceed to World Championships and the Olympics (if its an Olympic year).
So, anyways I'm testing Pre Gold Paso Doble and Pre Gold Killian. If I pass (which I really hope I do- because I've been working on these dances for a few years and tested them in the past with less than desirable results) I'll post the video on my blog.
Thanks for tuning in! Happy Thursday and Happy Writing!