I spent most of this week writing at every free moment I could find…on the blogs, that is.
I’ve been watching the stats closely, as well. It’s very interesting to see what people tune into. My dad’s guest post on TDN brought in quite a few extra readers, and my post on HA about an aspect of the book NurtureShock and the Inverse Power of Praise was also a big draw.
In any case, I’ve cobbled together ten posts, five for TDN and five for HA for next week and dutifully scheduled them.
And now, it is open seas from now until Saturday morning for…fiction writing!
I woke this morning at 4:08, told myself it was too early and managed to fall back asleep until 4:58. My deal with myself is that, if it is 5 a.m. I can get up, but if it is earlier, I need to try and sleep. With just two minutes to go, I called it time to get up.
As I got my coffee and a slice of yummy banana bread and butter, I thought, I really really need to work on War’s End. But if I get to a point where I’m stuck, I will work on Gliese 581 or CLR or something rather than do nothing.
As I got myself comfortable and checked my emails I added, And NO writing on the blogs this week! If I think of a post I’ll add it to my Google Docs – Ongoing Blog Post file.
Yep, them’s the rules.
The coming week is a busy one….
Monday – big cleaning and possibly going to a Savers 50% off sale in the morning if my cleaning ends up being in the afternoon.
Tuesday – I’m teaching a class at the house, that means I need to clean the house
Wednesday – WIDE OPEN!
Thursday – big cleaning in morning
Friday – big cleaning in morning
So, let’s see, I’m calculating…
At least 14 hours of writing time. And that’s not counting today and tomorrow (I’m hoping to send kidkin off to stay at her grandmother’s for the night tonight). So…maybe 20 hours total? I’d best get to it!
Current word count on WE2: 36,194
Time to turn that number up and move the story along!
Update: Well, it is now 11am and I’ve managed to push that word count up to 36,526. I will admit, I went off on tangents that included how to make your own vinegar, whether or not hard-boiled eggs are shelf-stable or not, and ‘fixing’ issues with my Character Descriptions file.
I can spin my wheels with the best of them.
BUT…I figured out what to do with Scott Cooper, and believe me, that was a biggie. Where does Scott Cooper go after the disastrous failure of the raiding party/kidnapping of Liza? What does he do for the next 5-9 years?
Well folks, that is exactly what I figured out. And I had been struggling with it for quite a while.
Now it is time to write the chapter “The Face of Evil”