Icky Transitions

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It’s no secret that I’ve been struggling with The Dying Shrine recently. (Just 1,442 words since the last post and 3,703 words for the entire month.) I’m stuck at the transition point between Act 1 and Act 2, and it’s those icky moments of change that have been stalling me. The problem is that I […]

Since Last We Met

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I’ve written a paltry 2,261 words for The Dying Shrine (that’s another chapter done) and 204 words for a random Cold Iron drabble (to lift Mary Beth’s spirits while she was stuck late at work). While a little progress is still progress, this all means that I’ve been spinning my wheels. I really want to […]

The Holiday Weekend

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I had forgotten how much time and effort goes into prepping for a holiday weekend, having a holiday weekend, and then recovering from a holiday weekend. (That said, I loved seeing almost all of my immediate family again—and a good chunk of the extended family, too. I also learned how to make a cheesecake that […]

Rising to the Challenge

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The week before last was a difficult one—I only wrote one day out of seven. While it was an awesome day (to the tune of 1,180 words and the end of chapter seven), my consistency left much to be desired. I decided this week to change that and challenged myself to write at least a […]

Off to a Good Start

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Thanks to two astounding writing days, last week’s word count topped out at 2,702. It’s the first time since March that I’ve written over 2,000 words in a week, so I’m rather pleased by the numbers. April netted me a total of 6,987 words, and my goal for May is to surpass that by hitting […]

A Rather Social Week

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While this week’s word count isn’t spectacular—just 1,287 words—I have officially completed the initial plot hook and moved on to part two of the book. This would be way more exciting for me if I had actually figured out what needed to happen in the mountains with all the wandering ghosts and the final member […]

Two Busy Weeks

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Between my family coming to town, getting Rich in Color all ready for our two new co-bloggers and one new contributor, and hunting for a job, I have had a very busy fourteen days. I also read two books (one for Rich in Color, the other for recharge time while family was in town), finished […]

On Schedule for Decisions

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I spent a lot of time in March doing things other than writing, like launching Rich in Color, watching Shining Inheritance, and reading. Once you add in my birthday and other life disruptions, I only managed to write 4,818 words last month. This week went much better—I wrote 1,622 words and finished chapter five. This […]

Two Weeks and Two Changes

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Last Thursday, the company I worked for eliminated sixteen positions, including mine. It was a shock, but I have since determined that this means the universe has awesome things in store for me. I’ve been making daily to-do lists and weekly goals, and so far I feel pretty good. Every now and then stray thoughts […]

Birthday Week Interference

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So it turns out that it is very difficult to write consistently during your birthday week when you have a family party, spend two days making an amazing cake, have a friend birthday party, have dinner with family you haven’t seen in eight years, and need to prep more secret project things. I only managed […]