Writing Progress: Week Ending May 12, 2012

I was rather expecting the week to go this way:

Book of M:

  • Background Notes Wordcount: 0 words
  • First Draft Wordcount: 0 words

Grand Total: 0 words

As I said last week, this week was somewhat less hectic/chaotic/jam-packed with Home Project Phase II.  But the “somewhat less” part translated entirely into “Dear Wife and I trying to relax” and get over the sense of exhaustion that had built up over the prior two weeks.  Plus, Home Project Phase II had not gone away entirely.  It was simply less all-consuming.

In the “Dear Wife and I try to relax” department, we finished up Season II of Downton Abbey.  I now have a working theory on Downton Abbey: it is a Soap Opera for people who like to feel smart.  Since that latter category includes both my Wife and I, it appeals to us.  But it is still a Soap Opera.  Witness one particular plot point of Season II: a character whom we have never met but who was presumed dead from the outset of the first episode makes a return, complete with a case of Amnesia.  But in keeping with the “for people who like to feel smart” some doubt is sown as to the authenticity of this character’s story.  But the whole plotline is straight Soap Opera.  Mark my words, this character (“Patrick”, or possibly “Peter”) will be seen again in Season 3.  Unrelated to that specific issue but on the subject of Downton Abbey more generally, I have decided that Maggie Smith‘s character, the Dowager Countess (i.e. Professor McGonagall) is definitely my favorite character.  She has such a wit and such a mouth – and she can get away with saying so many cheeky and witty things precisely because she is the Dowager Countess.  She adds a lot to the show, to be sure.

And that’s basically all I have to talk about today, on account of I didn’t do any writing this past week.  I dearly, dearly hope that I put an end to this writing slump in the coming week.  I’m starting to feel disconnected from myself and my writing, and I don’t think I can go much longer without creating some fiction.

So, how was your week?