How hard is it for you to share your work in progress? Is it easier for you to share it online or with friends and family? And how far along in the creation process are you before you feel comfortable sharing? For me, I don't like to share it at all until I've taken it as far as I can on my own. I realize this can be detrimental as I am likely to overlook major flaws in either the plot or character because I am too close to the work to see it objectively. Once I'm reasonably happy with it (are we ever really satisfied 100%?), I can share, though it's much easier for me to share online than with anyone I actually know.
Even weirder (or perhaps normal, you tell me), I can't write at all if I'm being watched. It's kinda funny, because I'm writing in the hope the world will read it and enjoy it, yet I can't let anyone watch me create? When I sit in the living room, I sit on the far side of the couch, in the corner so no one can see. When I'm at Barnes & Noble or the library, I reduce the screen zoom so the on-screen font looks tiny even though it's not the standard 12 points. Can't have anyone reading over my shoulder!
Progress Report - Day Four
Exercise: errr...I chose a bad week to institute the exercise quota. I've worked through my lunch all week. 5k run is Saturday--I'll get plenty of exercise then. Next week I won't have any excuses since the tax week will be over.!
Water: 6 full glasses (PLUS I overdosed on fruit at dinner. Had fruit kabobs with pineapple, banana, grapes, strawberries, apples and oranges. Was uber yummy)
Book: well, to tell ya the truth, I kinda got caught up in the blogosphere. I was reading the entries to THIS contest.
The bag o' the day: