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Slowly dragging myself back to the computer

With Snowpocalypse One and Two behind us (although, they're calling for possibly five more inches of snow tomorrow . . . thanks!), I'm getting back into a more normal rhythm finally. Which is good, because I have a potential freelance assignment waiting for me as soon as I get off my rear end and start reading through all the data that they shoved on a CD for me. This is a property that I am VERY familiar with and am a huge, huge fan of, so the reading will be enjoyable . . .once I get started.

It's been tough the past couple of weeks though because I'm putting in extra hours at work to make up for the days I lost due to the snowstorms. I'm trying to maximize my leave situation at work so that when my daughter graduates next year we can take her on a cool graduation trip. Wait, did I just say my daughter graduates HS next year. (Feels sudden need to lie down.) We've got a sliding list of possible destinations for her graduation trip put together depending on her grades from here to graduation. None of them are "bad" trips, but if she wants the big one, she's got to earn it.

Anyway, like I said, if I don't want to take leave for those days earlier this month, I have to make up the time. Now, I do have until the end of March to do it, but I'd rather do as much as I can now rather than waiting to the last minute like usual. So, I'm getting up a lot earlier than usual but getting home around the same time. Bleah. I was pretty wiped most of last week, but I think I'm starting to adapt.

So, given my second wind, I'm back to working on Steel on Target. I had poked at it a few times since my last word count, so I'm going to say this is the accumulation of three good writing sessions. Still I finished Chapter 15 and added 3,370 words to the story. We've definitely turned the corner in the book and now it's time to start the headlong rush toward the finish. Not sure if I'm going to bring the first draft in at 85K and I'm not for sure the last draft will be there either, but it's still my goal for now. Given the bloodbath I gave the first third of the book, I think there'll be words falling like chaff when I put on the editing helmet again.

Still, Kendo last night and writing tonight. It's starting to feel like I'm getting my rhythm back. And that feels good.


Words for Tonight (over three days *sigh*)

3370 / 3000 words. 112%

Progress on Steel on Target

55249 / 85000 words. 65%

Words for 2010

12948 / 250000 words. 5%


( 2 howls — Howl with the Pack )
Feb. 24th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
Your daughter graduates high school next year??? Dang, where does the time go?

Any idea where you're going to travel? (I know you said you made a list.)

Edited at 2010-02-24 03:22 pm (UTC)
Feb. 24th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
Most of the locations on the list are overseas trips. We haven't taken many trips as a family and this seemed like a good excuse for one. Usually our trips together involve going to see either wishweaver's family in Texas or mine in Florida or Missouri.

I do a little bit going to conventions and Wish does some traveling for her work (both work and conference/training related).

I don't want to go into too much detail because if she doesn't reach one of her goals, I don't want people making an issue out of it. Let's just say, I'm definitely putting something aside each month to pay for it. *yikes*
( 2 howls — Howl with the Pack )

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