Saturday, August 24, 2013

Update 8/24/2013

So I took my week off for some writing. I didn't get enough done in my opinion, but I have a lot more done now than I did, so I guess I have to take what I get. I wrote over 7k while on break. I'm only up to 8,600 since I went back to work. So my next sci fi book is at a grand total of 12,918 words.

I'm feeling pretty uninspired right now and it sucks because things slow to a snail's pace and then there's procrastinating involved. And there is no reason for me to not be getting 3,000 words a day. Wow, even this blog post is a boring downer where I'm lacking the words to express anything.

I think I'm going to try skipping to the next scene I want to write. Or maybe even go back and write the scene I feel is missing from the beginning. Maybe I'll like the story a little more after that. 12,918 is way too soon for me to be stuck. 26k is my magical stuck number.

Meh, in other news. I bought a new laptop. Mine was doing this whole not charging thing and the computer people said they couldn't fix it again. So new computer it is. His name is Leonard and so far we've been very happy together. I tried so hard to hang on to my other computer until Windows 8 was a thing of the past, but no such luck. Thankfully Leonard seems much less touchy than my parent's Windows 8 laptop which most of the time I would love to chunk out the back door.

Of course, a new laptop means cleaning out files in the old one. It was a nightmare, and hopefully I deleted nothing vital. Because I deleted a lot. I think it was mostly things I had duplicates of and/or haven't even looked at it for years. So I don't think I'll be screaming about not being able to find anything.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Aaaaand I'm writing!

Sooo, I don't know if I discussed this in a previous post, but I have six days off in a row from work. If you don't know, one of my favorite events of the year is coming up, Yaa Halla Y'all. It's a big belly dance thing, and they have like workshops and shows and vendors. Originally I was going to take some workshops but I ended up deciding against it because I'm not actively dancing at the moment or even practicing and I'm already taking workshops in January at 3rd Coast Tribal.

Anyway, that's the long winded way of saying I'd already taken the days off in case I did workshops and I now have much time off. So I'm trying to finish a book. Or at least get a sizable portion of it done. I'd like my second sci-fi romance to come out before the end of the year if I can accomplish that. I couldn't be more far off. I currently have 6,679 words. But that is 2,319 more than I had this morning. All the new words feel like crap, but they usually do. At least they're editable crap.

I know I should be writing whether I have the days off and I've been doing some, but not a ton. I've been trying to work on the evil book that I still haven't finished. My plan was for it to be this year's second release but I think I have a better shot with the sci-fi book (which tells you how much me and the evil book argue). But the evil book (Bad Animals is its working title) WILL be released next year even if I have to kill all three of us to do it (that's right characters! If I go down, you're going with me!)

Anyway, wish me luck on getting as much of this book done as possible. I'm hoping for another thousand words sometime tonight. I kind of got started late today and am hoping to get a better jump on things tomorrow.

In other news: Even though I said I was going to keep doing beauty stuff on this blog I decided to put it somewhere else because I change my mind constantly. You'll be able to check it out under the Beauty & Skincare tab.