Friday, 30 January 2015
It's a snow day! Well for me and the little one at least. The older one had to go to school. There were tears. So, I am sat here on the couch beside Little Miss watching Frozen. Again. For like the 4 millionth time.
It isn't so bad, though. I am snuggled up warm. I have enjoyed a lovely coffee (with homemade vanilla cinnamon syrup and whipped cream) and in about half an hour I can tuck into some homemade baked potato soup from last night. I do love a snow day!
And in just a little bit I will be able to write. After I get a few more things ticked off my to-do list. Of course, what I need to write isn't what is swirling around in my head. My WIP is set in the summer and here I am staring out at lovely, glittery snow while Elsa sings and dances in Disney snowflakes. I wish I was writing a frosty scene.
I wonder if I am the only writer who feels the pull of the weather, seasons, and holidays this way. I was like this writing about Halloween while sitting beside the Christmas Tree. I may sneak away from the WIP long enough to write a glittery scene. I don't have a story in mind, but who knows maybe it will spark one.
Friday, 23 January 2015
Friday, 16 January 2015
Somehow, I have been able to stay kind of on track with the 100k challenge. I wanted to be further along than I am, but still I am happy with my progress. What is driving me right now is two-fold: I am anxious to finally type 'The End' on a story I started a long time ago and I can't wait to start on the next story.
Happy writing, y'all!
Friday, 9 January 2015
Of course, at the time I was in prep for About.com (which, by the way I didn't get until years later) so I was counting my articles and blog posts, too. That boosted my word count more than anything. After that round I signed up for each challenge and never got past a couple thousand words. Life got in the way.
This time I decided to approach it differently. I have decided only to count words written for my fiction. So, even though I am writing this post and wrote 810 on an article this week, I am not counting those. I am only counting fiction.
And, you know what? It's going all right. Last night I hit 10,919. That is more than I have written in months. I have a brand new job. A big one which promises to take up much of my time and leave me exhausted most nights. I don't know if I will come anywhere close to 100k, but I am still giving it a go. I am 9 days in and feel like I have already won.
I am 9 scenes away from writing 'The End' on a WIP that has been stalled out for longer than I care to admit. I'd call that a win.