But, I've decided* to assign another meaning to the my word. From now on, whenever I say I'm in Saradise, I mean that I've outlined a chunk of time (days, weeks, etc) in my planner during which working on my WIP(s) will take top priority. I will write or revise every single day--for as many hours as I am able. And the first Saradise is coming very soon, because...
The month without my laptop blew. I mean, obviously you already know how I felt because I whined about it often. But I didn't write at all--well, I outlined the plot for my new WIP for a couple days, but that's IT. And I am seriously lacking the motivation to get back into things. I have amazing feedback for Shattered and I need to go through it all and revise, revise, revise! I need to perfect my query. I need to write my synopsis. I need to be ready to find. an. agent.
But to do all of that, I really need to light the proverbial fire under my ass! Enter Saradise. So here, my briends (another Sara word I'm trying out... I started with "b-friends" but it sounded too much like boyfriends, ha) I pledge to you that from February 8-28**, I will be in Saradise. During Saradise I will complete the aforementioned things and, if I'm able to finish, will continue to work on my new WIP.
The best part is that Carol and Alexandra are going to do it with me!! (Though they're, of course, not required to call it Saradise!) And if any of you find yourselves lacking the drive to write (or revise) these days, or you just feel like you could use a jumpstart--the more the merrier/motivational!
Saradise Countdown: 11 Days!!Saradise
1. a period of time in which Sara makes writing/revising her TOP priority: She barely came up for air during Saradise.
2. a state of intense WIP concentration: Don't bother calling, she's in Saradise right now--the only thing she'll answer is the question her MC asks in her head.
3. another name for the month of September: Nelson, don't forget to give your wife a present each of the 30 days of Saradise--and make the big one on the 16th!
*I actually decided this after nano--because even though I was a nanorebel and didn't follow the rules, it was so effective to keep me on track! I thought I mentioned it in a post somewhere, but I can't find it... Oh well!
**I'm starting on Feb. 8 because I'll be in Miami for the first week of the month!