REALITY Every so often I get a good dose of it. I like my world better.
RHYTHM Once you find your rhythm, it's like all is right with the world. It's when the rhythm is broken that I get frustrated. Nothing worse than feeling the rhythm of your story and the words are flowing, fingers flying across the keys and a little face peeps in and yells, "Mom! He's not playing fair!"
RUDY Remember that movie? Early nineties. About a kid who's always wanted to play football for Notre Dame. He's small, and really doesn't have a chance, but he makes the team as a benchwarmer, until his final moment when he gets to score and win for the team! Such a great story to remind us never to give up. Our dreams may not be fulfilled as soon as we want, but that doesn't mean we throw in the towel.
ROOM I say this because of a quote I heard one time from an agent. "There is always room for awesome." I keep reminding myself of this since I stumbled upon a published story with a similar plotline as the one I'm writing now. At first I was bummed. Then I remembered, there are only so many plots anyway, right? It just means I have to make mine extra AWESOME. Eh, no sweat. ;)
READ And right now my TBR list is taller than my nightstand. And those are actual books, not counting whats on my Kindle. Sheesh! After I finish this WIP, I'm taking a few months off just to read.
REUNION In a few weeks I'll be taking the family to Europe to reunite with some old friends of mine. My kids have never been to Europe before and they're super excited. My dear sweet German friends I met in London over a decade ago have kept in touch and have children around mine's age. I'm so looking forward to it. Haven't seen them in ten years!
REVISIONS One of my favorite parts of writing fiction, is the first round of revisions after the first draft. Just finally seeing how it reads and ties together. It's a little bit of zen. I've learned that the more you can read in one sitting, the better feel you'll have for your story as a whole.
R & R I'm looking forward to a lot of it. And although this A to Z challenge has been a blast, I'm also looking forward to slowing down a bit. I've been writing my first draft this month and doing the A to Z challenge (in my free time.) So I'm ready to take it down a few notches and refresh my brain.
What about you? How've you been keeping up? Any good R words you want to share with me? Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your comments! :)