Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hockey Season

It's hockey season! And that's a good thing.

Not that I am a particularily huge hockey fan. Oh, don't get me wrong, I don't dislike it, but for me it's more of a take it or leave it situation, and I usually leave it. However, my husband is a huge Chicago Blackhawks' fan. Which has worked out quite nicely for me lately.

Two to three times a week, he settles in on the couch to watch the puck drop, and I have fallen into the habit of settling down at my computer during these times to do some writing. It's really become a very productive routine. Last week I wrote over 20pages. Which for some of you may not seem like a lot, but given the fact that it's been months (like six) since I've put pen to paper (er...fingers to keyboard), I was pretty darn proud of myself.

And it's gotten me thinking about my latest sotry-line, so even when I don't have time to write (It's also the middle of basketball season, and being a cheerleading coach, this does directly involve me.), my mind is still going. I'm in that wonderful place where I'm jotting down notes and ideas here and there at various times so I don't forget them. I keep paper and pen in my purse and on my bedside table at all times now.

And I need to get moving on this manuscript. I recently sold my third book to The Wild Rose Press (entitled "This Can't Be Love"), so once that one is edited and ready to go, I need to have something new to pitch to my editor. And I'm meeting her in April. So that's my goal. To at least have a finished (although perhaps not completely polished) manuscipt by then.

So I'm rooting for the Hawks to make it into the playoffs and beyond. The longer hockey season lasts, the more time I have to write.

Until next time,

Happy Reading (and writing)!



Morgan Mandel said...

I just love sports. Not that I watch them, it's just a wonderful way to keep the DH occupied while I write. That way we're both happy. Marvelous invention!

Morgan Mandel

Kim Smith said...

Congrats on the sale! TWRP books rawk!