Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Big Black Hole...

I finished the most recent stripe on the Ravenclaw scarf, so now there are four blue stripes and four bronze - I am only eleven stripes away from reaching the end!

Of course, as I went to start the next blue stripe, I noticed that my ball of blue yarn had gone missing. The last place it had been was in my purse... However, while my purse is big, it is not a Tardis, nor has it been touched by Hermione, so a ball of yarn going missing in my purse is impossible (my car keys on the other hand...) Apparently a friends cat had been playing near my knitting while we were at their house, so the next logical place to look was around their house - but nope, no sign of a big blue ball of yarn anywhere.

Which means that my yarn has fallen into a black hole.

Which sucks, because Cascade 220 is not cheap.

Stupid cat.

But on to less distressing fronts, like writing!

Which, actually, is just as distressing as loosing the ball o' yarn.

I have a confession to make - I haven't written at all (aside from test cases for the QA analysts at work) since last week. We've just been so busy at work recently that when I do have time to write, I really just want to curl up into a ball and sleep or spend time with my husband. I understand that ROW 80 gets that writers have a life, but this is one of those times when I feel as if I fail as a writer. There's always something else going on that's more important and I'm never able to meet my own personal deadlines because I'm always so distracted.

PS - Recently Patricia Wrede started a series on writing Epics. You can find the first one here, and the second one here. I haven't had a chance to read them yet, but I expect they will be very illuminating as one of the projects I want to work on when I'm done with TUO is an epic.