8/14/07 — After several days of getting caught in the trap of over thinking my story (a tendency of mine, my wife, Debbie, tells me), I loosened up again and had a productive writing session today. My goal is to finish this rewrite of STORM MOUNTAIN by the end of the week. I’ll be leaving Saturday for an annual backpacking trip with Debbie and two other couples. This year we’ll be hiking into the Trinity Alps Wilderness in northern California. Wherever we go it’s always a great time, and will no doubt be so again. Still, it won’t be all play. I’ll be printing out the entire manuscript and packing it in with me, editing that hardcopy, and then picking right up with the next rewrite as soon as I get back. When the ball is rolling, I want to keep it that way!
After several days of getting caught
- by Tom Birdseye