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Inspirations!

Been struggling this week with writing. Last week I went gangbusters, but this week having to deal with Ari's cold, then catching it myself (though I'm mostly in denial about it) has really slowed me down. As well as that, my eyes have been aching a lot lately - probably from too much intense iPhone time (I found this ACE mindmapping app, and a word finder game, and I'm a little hooked on mobile twittering as well)...

Anyway, then Tabs put me onto a blog of someone she knows casually who is participating in an "Every Day in May" challenge. This person, like me, is trying to write a novel of some description, and has set herself the challenge of writing between 500 and 1000 words every day (which is pretty much what I was hoping to do from the 4th of May, though closer to 1000 words a day at that stage)...

Loobylu originally got the idea from the French Toast Girl blog and I HIGHLY recommend going to that blog, scrolling to the bottom of the page and then slowly scrolling back up to the top again. If you do that you can see how this talented painter sketches, then paints (in stages) her illustrations! Absolutely beautiful and inspiring!

Well, today I managed a mere 800 words. Tonight I haven't done anything because Ari decided to take a nap at 5.30pm and has been up since 7.30pm, and I can not concentrate enough to write anything truly creative...

Tomorrow is a busy day with appointments (MCHN and GP for me, Driver's lesson for Dave) plus all the usual traipsing about. On Thursday I have an opthalmology appointment at which I might be getting a prescription filled for some specs... I can't believing I'm hopping on THAT merri-g0-round again, but maybe this time it'll actually help to have some glasses, maybe relieve some of the strain I know I'm experiencing...

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