Orycon and beyond

Orycon was fun, and I got very inspired, as usual. I didn’t attend that much of the con — disappeared and was quiet a lot, got a lot of sleep, spent time writing. What parts I did participate in were fun. I don’t know if I’ll attend next year — it’s really going to depend on where I am with my writing.

Though I was so tired I was dizzy last night, hanging onto my couch for fear of falling off, I still couldn’t sleep — possibly I was too tired. Kiera didn’t help, as I’d been gone all weekend (Forever!! in cat time) she woke me up a couple of time seeking attention. I got up this morning and walked (thanks to Jay for reminding me of that.) Though I walk on Tuesdays and Thursdays (on my way to the gym) and I have gotten up some mornings and just walked, I need to keep reminding myself: if my body moves, the words flow.

I need to refind, or redefine, my process, get back focused on my writing. I suspect, though, that I’m always going to go through fallow times and more productive times. I think with a little thought and encouragement, I can make this a more productive time again.

I’m almost finished with the rewrite of the first novel. If I don’t finish it this week I’ll finish it this weekend and send it back to my agent. I had some very good thoughts about the plot of the third novel as I drove up from Portland. Driving in a car is not always inspiring, but when it is, what is inspired tends to be pretty good, so I’m extremely pleased with what I thought of.

Comments (8)

  1. Oh, Leah, you were at Orycon this weekend?

    I didn’t even know. J.C. and I have moved to Oregon, and we were running around the convention all weekend.

    I’m so sorry we didn’t see you.

  2. W00tage!

    [I]f my body moves, the words flow.

    That is soooooo true. In the last two weeks I’ve added weight-training at the gym into the mix, and I can already feel the difference.

    I think with a little thought and encouragement, I can make this a more productive time again.

    I hereby encourage you! Go forth and write, you unique and valuable voice, you!

    (The “thought” part you’ll have to supply yourself, however.)

  3. Oh, Leah, you were at Orycon this weekend?

    I didn’t even know. J.C. and I have moved to Oregon, and we were running around the convention all weekend.

    I’m so sorry we didn’t see you.

  4. W00tage!

    [I]f my body moves, the words flow.

    That is soooooo true. In the last two weeks I’ve added weight-training at the gym into the mix, and I can already feel the difference.

    I think with a little thought and encouragement, I can make this a more productive time again.

    I hereby encourage you! Go forth and write, you unique and valuable voice, you!

    (The “thought” part you’ll have to supply yourself, however.)

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