Progress – December 24, 2018

Where did the year go? I swear I saw it around here somewhere?

Christmas eve day and thank you for deciding to spend a moment with me.

At least I’ve felt productive this week. Audio work as been going well and words have gotten done. I’m almost done with the audio for Fall’s Confession and have started on Manifest the Magic. Hopefully this week I’ll be uploading the audio for Fall’s Confession. It would be great to have one more audiobook done by the end of the year.

I spent Sunday morning tinkering with some of the tools and plugins for Adobe Audition. I think I learned 50 ways to over-process audio, *grin*

I also spent quite a bit of time finishing up the rewriting/additional writing for Tangled Magic. I think I’m just about to start the complete re-read of the story. I might just have to lock myself into doing nothing but reading that story for a while to get it done.

Having Kevin home from college this week, I’ve had many great things to chat about with him, usually involving technology. In telling him about some of the things I’ve been learning about, he asked if I was working on a story about it yet. Leave it to him to plant the speeding ideas that go racing through my head. The very next day, I was driving to work and started to get ideas for another story. I kind of wonder if it’s going to be part of the Ninja series — I know that there are 5 ninja origin stories, but I only have three of them so far. I was wondering if this was the 4th. I’m trying not to push it in that direction. I’d rather it develop naturally one way or another. I also had a fleeting thought that it might be in the same world as Broken Smiles. Yeah, so that was a new story started — as if I needed another right now. *grin*

I’m going to keep it short this week. I’ll see you back here for one more progress report to finish out 2018 before we start 2019. Have a happy and safe holiday.

Fiction words written last week:  5,506 words.

Blogs/Newsletter articles/non-fiction written:  1,004 words.

Daily word goal reached for 135 days! Weekly word goal reached for 22 weeks.

Writing month to date total:  20,739 words

Writing year to date total: 330,564 words

Drawing/painting last week: No painting last week.

Audio: I spent 5 and a half hours recording and editing audio.