My February 12 X 12 draft is complete, with a beginning, middle and end. While my idea seemed ‘yeasty’ at the start of the month, I kneaded the dough, let it rise, baked and then tasted it. I think the recipe has promise but still needs tweaking before it is ready for my critique group!
It wasn’t just my draft, but February itself was a disappointment. One thing after another simply was not going my way. Two major car repairs, then the dishwasher door refused to shut, the washing machine’s electronic panel went haywire, the kitchen sink began to leak, a glass-shaded lamp crashed on the tile floor, a kid got sick and my spare tire went flat. We had to laugh and shake our heads, because it seemed like new challenges were surfacing each day.
Then something terrific happened. The stubborn printer that had ceased working in January finally decided to submit to my patient husband’s techno-tinkering. I planned a stay-home-and-write-in-my-pajamas day to celebrate. This morning I printed and organized drafts needing revision, some sample query letters and my PiBoIdMo idea log. I feel energized and prepared to tackle my March 12X12 draft head on!
February, please close the door behind you on the way out. Thank you.