Welcome, fellow IWSG writers! Another month has rolled on by. If you can bear to hear it, we'll mark the half-way point in 2012 at June's conclusion.
You heard me! Half-way. This meshugga-time-stealing-Meyven devouring my days is stealthy and slinky, slurping minutes, hours, weeks, and months in insatiable greed. Feh! I've never gotten a good look at this schmutzy abomination, no, but sure as G-d made little green apples, he's a schmendrick if ever there was! I nearly plotzed upon realizing how much time had gone by - and the helping of gornisht I had to show for it!
On closer examination, this Yiddisher Kop has enjoyed a bisl, say a nosh, of success. All my mensch friends, the shikses included, have been schmaltzing and kibitzing with me like a kosher mishpoche of good natured yente!
Nope! You won't hear any more kvetching here! I've no real tsuris to speak of. My friends schlep and schmooze me toward shalom with expert spiels. I'm reminded to take up my rightful place, a baleboste with chutzpah enough for three!
Nu? My shtick is finished. Mazel Tov!
This Yiddish Assessment was provided in light of Julie Glover's wonderful post, Adding A Little Yiddish To Your English. It was quite funny.
On The Writing And Goals Front...
* Chapter Six is finito. Chapter Seven is underway.
* Stopping by one of my favorite 'writerly-advice-blogs' I happened upon K.M. Weiland's post, The Two Conflicting Needs Of Every Character. It was just what I needed after combing through my six chapters and wondering if writing two seemingly exclusive needs into my heroine was a wise move. Providence intervened, blessedly! Take a few minutes to enjoy a great post on creating delicious inner conflict that will spill over throughout your novel.
* Exercise. Oy Vey! I began the second series in Jillian's 'Ripped in Thirty' (I believe that's what it's called...and ripped is an appropriate word, although I mean ripped as in ripped to shreds like a destroyed rag. Ouuuuch.) It hurts so good. :) I must make mention - I deplore burpees. They are a loathsome exercise. Unfortunately/Fortunately (for I really cannot decide), they produce the results I like.
*It has been an amazing couple of weeks! I connected with an established author, sparking what promises to be a fun-filled-bout of encouragement and friendship! Her sense of humor and experience are welcome additions in my life!
* I completed my first professional edit. Critiquing is a skill I've been honing as I plod along with my own works, and I've critiqued as a beta reader a number of times. This is the next step, and I'm thrilled.
* A local friend and author and I have been hitting the notebooks together! Wow! What an encouraging thing. We've twice now met up for a few writing sprints - and engaged in some fantastic brainstorming. She's a gifted and motivated writer, two qualities I admire and appreciate. Having that camaraderie has spurred me onward, and I hope to offer her the same as we continue our friendship. Best of all, she's an avid exerciser (is that even a word...lol?...I'm going with it for the sake of a laugh), so it's a double win. Ha!
Have a wonderful mid-year month, IWSG members. Also, I'm adding the link-up to ROW80. Check out every one's progress and cheer them on!