Progress – December 11, 2017

(I have updated this blog as of 12/12/17 to include my numbers from my dictation done during the week.)

Right now, I’m wishing for an escape.

I feel as if I had a chance to put down one set of problems and pick up an entirely different set. In-between, since I was traveling, I got to listen to more of an audiobook I started in late October. I’d been missing the world from that story and was glad to finally get back to it. As soon as I got home, back to my typical set of problems, and discovered that someone had stolen my garbage can over the weekend (REALLY!!!), I found myself wanting to escape back to to the story world once more. I just don’t feel like participating much in life right now.

No worries. I know circumstances could always be worse. I’m very grateful that my problems are not permanent and can be fixed. Some things just take time.  Keeping a steady forward movement is all anyone can do.  You just have to keep walking forward one step at a time. All will be all right.

Just don’t look down.


Okay, enough of my complaining.

I spent time this week working on my website. I just wanted to have something simple put up before we start 2018. This will certainly work for now.

I didn’t much writing done. I did some dictation while I was traveling, but I haven’t had a change to transcribe it yet, so it’ll go into next week’s word count. (UPDATE: The numbers are now current and included.)

Trying to draw in the morning has been proving successful, so I’ll be keeping that up.

So, here are the numbers:

Fiction words written last week: 1,184 words – I think it’s been awhile since we’ve seen these numbers so low. (UPDATE: 4,609)

Blogs/Newsletter articles/non-fiction written:  361 words

Writing month to date total:  3,031 words (UPDATE: 6,438)

Writing year to date total: 358,618 words (UPDATE: 362,043)

Drawing/painting last week: I spent about 3 hours working on my kids’ book. I’m currently re-sketching one page that just didn’t look right and it already looks better. So excited to be making forward progress on this.

Audio: Almost 3 and a half hours of editing audio. This has all be on Quest for the Three Books. Again, it’s nice to be feeling forward movement on it.

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