Thursday, February 25, 2010

Muck and Mud

That is what it's like outside. I hate winter :( Despite that, I had the strangest thought this morning at 5:20 am as I was letting Jackie(one of our cats) outside. I thought to myself, "I either want snow or winter better be over!" Knowing my luck, spring will go on hiatus and I'm going to be stuck permanently in winter.
Anyways, not only am I fighting the mud outside when I go to take care of the horses, I'm fighting something similar inside. I have been trudging throught the same scene off and on ever since Monday. I just didn't have a feel for the scene but I know that writing something is better than nothing, so I was marching forth like a good soldier. Discipline, you know? Well, finally this morning at 5(before I let the cat out) as I was feeding baby I was able to get a better feel for how I wanted the scene to go. First chance to write was interrupted by baby though! Ugh :( Never fear, there's a 1-2 hour nap coming up around 2 pm and I desperately hope I manage to finish the scene.
Special news for all you(sadly, all of you might just be hubby :)) Last night at indoor camp for several of the nearby Nazarene churches, a teenager from my church was saved. *Great big grin*

Saturday, February 20, 2010


So, I have no idea if I'm meeting my monthly goal. Right now I'm too tired to double check. Here's my current word count: 46,799 and number of pages: 144.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm High

Yup, that's right I said it! Don't worry though, it's not drugs, in less of course you consider writing a drug. I wrote 2,648 words today. All of it was a scene that I've been thinking about since near the beginning of the book. This has been the most intense scene so far and I feel great about it. Of course, when I edit I'm sure I'll change something here and there ;) But seriously, to get this scene banged out feels amazing! Anyone else ever enjoyed that feeling before?

An end :(

No, not The End of my current WIP, but an end to a fabulous 2 weeks. Hubby was laid off for 2 weeks and rather than stress and worry I have thoroughly enjoyed spending so much time with hubby and baby. Well the good/bad news is, he is back to work. Now, while I miss hubby a lot I will say, these next few days may prove that he was a writer's block(not of ideas, but of actual typing.) I have all ready wrote 802 words today. Woot, woot!
Ok, anyone out there do the work out Insanity? I've been doing it 2 weeks now. I haven't lost any weight! But I do feel slightly tighter and slightly more fit. However, I have majorly hurt my, ummm, ankles I guess. I think it would be more appropriate to say achille's tendon, but it's not actually that tendon. Oh well, suffice it to say, I can't walk. In fact, the other day at church, someone asked me where I got my sexy new walk at. Of course, they thought I had been stomped on by one of my horses. Nope, I had to admit that I can't hold up to Insanity as well as my fil, who is twice my age! LOL! While my right ankle is mostly better, my left ankle still hurts like the dickens. Stepping in a hole while feeding the horses was probably not helpful. I've taken 3 days off of working out, but I'm going to start up again tonight. There are a lot of maneuvers like jumping up in the air with your legs in the position of a squat, that I simple can not do because of pain, but anything is better than this nothing. Yesterday I felt really cruddy and I think it's because I haven't been working out. Isn't it strange that something so hard and exhausting can make you feel better?
Ok, enough blathering, I'm off to read throught a scene I started earlier during baby's am nap so that I can get in the groove and keep the scene moving.
My hopes to you for succeeding at whatever your day's goal is.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Sorry, it's been a few days since I've wrote. I've done some sporadic writing here and there. I'm trying to get myself back into the habit of plotting in the shower. I know it sounds weird, but it's one of the few uninterrupted times I have to just let my mind wander. It's been working which has helped me get moving some with my writing. So, you might ask, "What's holding you back?" Well, hubby has been laid off the past two weeks and rather than stress and worry, I have just let myself enjoy having 2 weeks with me, hubby and baby. It's been great.
Now as to the title, Chaos, well last night I watched baby and my almost 2 y/o niece. I was alone with them for 3-4 hours but overnight hubby was home. Now, just a reminder, we live in a 720 square feet apartment, with 2 rooms, bedroom and the kitchen/dining/living room. Hubby slept in bedroom with baby in crib and I slept in k/d/l on a blow up mattress with niece. The matress wasn't blown up enough. Baby woke up constantly because he has a bad cold. Needless to say, hubby and I are very tired! This morning went good though with getting 2 kids instead of just 1 ready for church. But again, we are tired!
Ok, as for any numbers, here they are in the brief: word count is 42,215 and page number is 129. Wish me luck for the week and I wish you luck!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Readers On Deadline

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited! I entered readers on deadline over at and I won! Ironically enough, just yesterday I decided to use that same scene in my current WIP. Originally it was just a character development piece for a secondary character. Well, I'm thrilled! I highly recommend following this blog, I absolutely love it!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Good Day*British Accent*

So the good news is I wrote 1,113 words today. Yippee! The other news? Well, I've got chapter 8(which I'm writing right now) plotted and I've got chapter 9 plotted, but the next three aka last three chapters aren't plotted! I've lost all of my discipline, I haven't been writing every day and I haven't even been plotting in my head every day :( So far in writing this book, I've always had scene ideas for later on, but not now. I don't know what's going on! Or rather, the details of what's going to be going on ;) Confused? Good, 'cause so am I! Ok, hopefuly this silly venting will help me out. Hey, a girl can dream!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Apology and more...

I've been meaning to say this for a while, but just hadn't gotten around to it. I want to say, "I'm sorry." I do not do much editing to my post. For right now, I see my blog more as a journal mostly for myself, rather than some sort of instructional blog. Don't get me wrong, I hope you enjoy it and that you might even learn something from it, but I'm writing this blog for pleasure. That means, as I've said all ready, I don't do much editing. So I apologize for vague or sketchy thoughts and typo's. :)
Anywho, onward and onward. I'm crossing my fingers that the weather allows for me to go do some good shopping tomorrow ;) You cross your's too, ok?
And now for my progress report: Word count=40,411 and Words written today: 588
Before I go much further, I need to do some more thorough plotting/detailing :) I've got most of the stuff down, but it needs some fleshing out and organizing. Have a great weekend! I may not post until Monday or later, but I won't have forgotten you! You being myself, I suppose, since I've not had any comments to indicate otherwise ;o)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

More Discipline

So, be proud of me! I haven't been on the internet until just now :) And due to my discipline I managed to write 1,479 words today, putting my word count up to 39,823. Also, because of my writing today, I managed to make up for not writing the past 3 days :)
Ok, off to play on the interenet!

Oh wait, just wanted to include a new activity of mine! About a month ago I started working out to Richard Simmon's Sweating to the Oldies. My whole goal was just to be healthy. Because of having baby and cold weather(which I am not at all fond of) I hadn't been doing any physical activity. After about 3 weeks of that I decided to take it up a notch, actually several notches, with my work out. I have just started doing the work out Insanity which is by Let me tell you, the work out is insane! On the plus side, I always feel really good after working out. I highly suggest it(it being working out)!
Ok, now off to play on the 'net.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tired and Numbers

What is it lately? I have got a case of the I don't wanna's! It's such a mixture, hormones, hubby laid off, baby not sleeping well, baby not sleeping well, not enough me time... Have I said, "baby not sleeping well?" Let me elaborate, between teething, snotty nose and whatever else, it feels like baby is 2 months old again rather than EIGHT months old! What is going on here?
I will admit, I did have two excuses for not writing, lack of sleep and stumped in my plot. Now I just have one, lack of sleep/bad sleep. And yet, I still don't wanna! I'm sorry for complaining :(
So here I go, number goals for February.
I need to write about 258 words a day, and more if I don't wanna write on weekends, to reach my goal of having an approximate 75,000 rough first draft done by June.
So far, I've written zip words in Feb.
I need to have a word count of 45,568 at the end of Feb. Of course that will put me ahead of schedule, but "Shhhh" we aren't paying any attention to that fact!
Wish me luck, I'm desperate for it!