I survived last week.
That is amazing on so many levels that it’s not even funny.
My brain just kept wanting to work on stories and jumped around like a monkey. Every time I would start to pin it down to work on Prince of the Ruined Land or Onesong, it would remind me that I had other things I needed to be taking care of before I could continue. It was right. I really needed to start to make a list of all the leaps in time. There’s a lot of them and I have them all in my head, which is getting to be a bad place for them. So I started a list. I was surprised at how many their were already, not to mention the ones that I know that have to happen. Good grief! Kids, don’t write time travel; it just messes everything up. (grin)
Then there was Stonecharmer. For as fast as that story had been going, the scene I’m working on now feels like it is taking forever. I swear I’ve dedicated three different writing sessions to it and I’m still not getting my main character any further along. She’s developing her abilities, so I realize it’s going to take awhile.
Then, Loki. I had one evening where I needed to get my words done fast in a short amount of time. I hear him tell me, “Yeah, you only work on me when you need to get your writing done fast. What do I look like to you?” The rest of what he added is not fit for blogging. I just told him to shut up and start telling me the story. (grin) I’m sure I’ll pay for that soon. We pumped out over 900 words in 45 minutes. That’s really the top of my time to word production. Yes, Loki, I do write fast when I’m working on your stories. They just roll. Thank you!
I also got so much done on Onesong this week that I really think I’m going to have to divide it into two books. More to come on that later.
On to the numbers:
Fiction words written last week: 6.530 words
Blogs/Newsletter articles/non-fiction written: 1,219 words
Writing month to date total: 36,294 words for January and February is currently at 4.181 words – I currently have a writing streak of hitting my daily word goal for 33 days and hitting the weekly goal for the last 5 weeks.
Writing year to date total: 40,475 words
Drawing/painting last week: I spent about 3 hours working on my kids’ book. It is now completely sketched out. I only spent 1 hour painting last week, which is less than I wanted to do, but my Saturday got weird on me. The weather was nice, so I took the paintings I brought back from Nevada outside to really give them a good cleaning and after that my throat started to get sore again. Dang dust. I didn’t think I was allergic to it, but I must be. It just made me feel not quite right all day and I couldn’t bring myself to get to painting after that.
Audio: I spent 4 and a half hours recording and editing audio. I am nearly to the halfway point in Quest for the Three Books.
It feels like “slow but steady” is my motto for right now.