Good Sunday, all! Is that a thing? Wishing people a good specific weekday? It is now. Happy Sunday!
Just a quick check-in today. First of all, can I just say that it is SNOWING here? Like, beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-Christmas, oh-wait-it-wasn’t-this-snowy-at-Christmas snow. IT SUCKS. I’m sure the plants in the garden agree. There’s probably a writing metaphor in that, too, but I’m not going to think about that today.
Sick, right? I know.
But anyway, writing! I was able to join the Writing Ninjas in a twitter write-in on Wednesday night, which boosted my word count, and writing a few exciting scenes yesterday and on Friday helped, too. Friday was an over-2000 day, which is good for me. I hope those days will become more common when I have no-kids time during the day in September, but who knows?
Some days weren’t so great, but I think I’m still sticking fairly close to the 1,000 word a day goal if you average it out.
I’m not doing so well with getting up early to write, but that’s mostly because of the up-past-midnight writing sessions the night before, so I’ll give myself a pass on that.
I think I need to toss some reading goals in, too, since reading is such an important part of our development as writers. I’m going to say a novel a week; might not happen (depends a LOT on the book), but I have quite a few books waiting for my attention. Divergent kept me up late last night; I have problems with the story and particularly with the concept of the dystopia, but it’s a compelling read, even if so far it seems like a really, really long training montage in a movie. It’s interesting to read a first-person present tense story while I’m writing one, when the voices are so different. I think I’m getting used to reading this style.
So let’s go with that for this week. 1,000 words a day on The Vampire Thing That Refuses To Be Named (which is looking like it’ll settle somewhere in the 30,000 word range), finish reading Divergent and then move on to the next book I need to finish. I think I’ll finish all of the in-progress reads before moving on. Mmm-hmm. Orgainzation! Whee! Also, reasonable bedtimes and up early, except for maybe on Thursday if I’m up late at the write-in again on Wednesday.
Oh, and one more thing: apparently there’s a #ROW80 participant/sponsor/all-around good type named Lauralynn Elliott who’s having some trouble right now. Her husband is very sick, and they need help. She has several books out in the fantasy/paranormal/romance genres; I haven’t read them yet, but if anyone wants to check them out, here’s the link. Book sales can’t hurt! Here’s the most recent post on other ways people are looking to help (with incentives!), if you’re interested. Since I have no money, I can only help spread the word.
SERIOUSLY, IT’S STILL SNOWING.