The siren might be at sea, but I’m in a sea of germs. I’m sick again. Ugh. My granddaughter keeps giving me her colds that she’s picking up at daycare, and I am not getting enough sleep to fight them off.
She normally would have gone home at 4 or so yesterday, but I had her to nearly 9. So no rest, very little writing, did make a little headway on proofing Joy to the Wolves. Up to chapter 5. Twenty-eight chapters to go.
I’m hoping I can get some rest today. And get word count too. Or maybe just get the proofing done. I hate having three projects hanging over my head!
Sometimes I’m lazy. I worked all morning on weeding and putting down bark mulch, wrote my 2,000, wanted to get 4,000, added another 500 instead and so ended up with 2500 and watched The Duchess, I think it was called, and groomed the dogs instead. Today, no matter what, I will be at the halfway point on the book though.
It’s lightly raining and I was out pulling up the marigolds and more weeds and I want to cut back the pentas and Spanish heather, irises today too.
I won’t make any promises about writing more than the 2,000 though. Maybe I’ll do it.
I’m off to write and during breaks, I’ll do more gardening.
I love fantasy. Okay, so I did it! I wrote the 6,000 words to catch up on Highland Wolf yesterday. Today’s goal is 2,000, hoping to get 4,000!
It’s warmer out, yay! And I’ll try and get some more weeding done. I do it daily, every time I take the dogs out. And I did 3 composites for my neighbor yesterday of their granddaughter. She’s just adorable. I took her out for this composite and added a fairy and flamingo instead to show off!
The reason I haven’t gotten word count on Highland Wolf is because I have had little one all weekend long, and then Wed and Friday. I did write on Vampire Redemption, and it’s almost done, so it’s not like I haven’t been working on a story. But it’s not the deadline book.
If I’d had more of an idea of what to write, I would have gotten somewhere with Highland Wolf, but being sick and then with distractions, I couldn’t concentrate. Now, I have to get back to it with heart and soul. So I’m off to work on it for the next 4 days before little one is back and I hope to catch up on word count and surpass it. I have two more scenes I want to write on Vampire Redemption, but I’ll do those after I get caught up on Highland Wolf. And then it will be done.
I also want to weed and I’m creating 3 composites for a neighbor’s granddaughter.
I love fantasy, mythologies from around the world and was fascinated with creatures such as the centaur. It’s so fun being able to create art that poses a story because from this scene all kinds of questions are asked. What is he offering. To whom? And how will it be received?
In writing a story, I have to think of what-ifs. What if the gift isn’t received favorably? What if it is? What if the recipient of the gift wants more? Where did the gift come from? Was it earned or stolen or found?
As I write on Red Wolf Christmas, I constantly have to ask myself questions. Have I set up the mystery early enough on? No. Why not? I didn’t know what it was at first. So I need to put a clue in earlier. That was the thought I had first thing when I was waking. So I’m off to add it!
I ended up being sick yesterday too, but everyone seems to be feeling fine this morning. And I managed to finish Billionaire She-Wolf Ready for Action last night!! I sent it in, yay!!! Then I received 2 promo blogs to do for the 10th Anniversary Release of To Tempt the Wolf and I’m off to work on Hunting the Red Wolf novella.
BUT, the kids want to go swimming today first thing, I have babysitting duty while they have fun for their anniversary, and where does that leave me?
Not sure, but I’m going to TRY and write the two blogs today and type up the notes I have on Red Wolf so far!
Usually when I’m so far behind on writing goals, I throw out my goals and start over. Not this time. I need to catch up. So I’m back to whittling down the discrepancy. It’s a push, but it’s what I need.
I’m down to 23,000 behind, from 26,000 words on Sunday. So that’s progress. But I have to go to my daughter’s place on Saturday to help her and friends celebrate my SIL’s birthday. *sigh*
Okay, baby’s not here today, so I’m trying to get my word count! I’m hoping to reach 50,000 words today. I was supposed to be at 72,000. See how this sneaks up on you?
Have fun, will you??? I’ll be in my bear cave writing.