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Writing goals, take two

OK, I didn't have a great weekend of writing. OK, I had a really bad weekend of writing.

We'll put that behind us and persevere from this point forward.

I made it to Virginia yesterday to pick up the daughter-unit although there were several times it was in doubt. There was just enough snow and ice on the roads to make things treacherous and I counted at least sixteen accidents between here and there. Might have been more than that on the way back, but in the growing darkness, it was hard to tell. What normally was a two hour round trip became the five and a half hour crawl.

The worst part was dealing with the idiots who decided their time was too important, so they were doing neat things like driving on the shoulders because the four lanes of traffic were moving at about fifteen miles an hour. Of course, these were the same people I passed later, standing out on the side of the road, looking at their now not-so-pretty car with a dumb look on their face like "How did that happen?" I really just wanted to roll down the window and smack them as I drove past. Idiots.

Got home, collapsed on the couch and if wishweaver hadn't called, I might have spent the night there.

Had a fairly good day at work, all things considered. Got some writing in during my lunch hour, as well as getting a letter from the first agent about Harbinger. I anticipate hearing something, one way or the other, in a few days. Keep your fingers crossed out there.

So, unlike last Friday, I am a bit more motivated now. I added another 1204 words to Redshift tonight and it looks like I'm going to go long on the first draft. (What, you're surprised? You must be a new reader.) Still, I'm pretty pleased with it and look forward to going back through it and having time to tighten it up before the deadline instead of rushing through it.

With tonight's addition, I'm 1,593 words behind schedule. Grrrr. Hopefully, I can make up some time this weekend to make up for my lack of motivation/illness this past one. Oh, to be able to type quickly.

Been reading The Myths and Legends of Japan and drooling at the thought of doing some fantasy set in Medieval Japan. Course, I do have some other projects in line first, but that's never stopped me from prepping and doing the world building ahead of time. Still, Chronicles of the Sea Dragon, Troubleshooters Incorporated and Shattered Mirror have to come first.

Curse my overactive imagination.

Words for Today
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1,204 / 1,000

Progress on Redshift
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8,146 / 10,000

Words for the Year
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20,407 / 365,000


( 1 howl — Howl with the Pack )
Jan. 23rd, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
You sure have had a lot going on lately! Whew!

Hooray for words!

Oooooh, I love Japanese myths and legends. I, for one, would LOVE to read a fantasy set in medieval Japan!
( 1 howl — Howl with the Pack )

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