Daily Divulge: Misplaced Motivation

Ha, I almost posted this on the wrong blog.

Been having a rough week. The writing is continuing, which is good. But I’m definitely in the head space where I don’t want to do anything but write. And yes, that’s a bad thing when there are a dozen other things I should be doing in a day.

Like going grocery shopping.

Anyway, I have a blog article to write. Then at least I’ll be able to say I did something else today.

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Daily Divulge: Ramping Up

So I wound up skipping ahead to the climax. Or rather, the lead-up to the climax. Now I have momentum. Stopping at 1000 words was tricky, but I have other things to do today (yesterday, I managed to eke out 1000 words and nothing else, so I have to play a little catch-up today.)

Cassandra and Damien are demanding more and more time, too, so I will probably work with them later. After I’ve caught up on shop stuff. And stop getting sucked into the unending pit that is Facebook. I hate my attention span sometimes.

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Daily Divulge: Oh, Hello Monday

Forgot to update yesterday. Oops.

Got my Shakespeare fix last night. We went to see a local production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. I’d never seen or read that one before, but I managed to follow along just fine. (I did read the synopsis of the play, so I knew who the major characters were and what they were up to, but I didn’t get lost in the language.) It was fun! I haven’t seen many of the comedies before, because all I ever studied in school were the tragedies.

Yesterday’s writing was…well, I had no idea what I was going to do. The characters are still about three weeks away from the lead-up to the climax, but they’re settling into a routine. I can’t think of anything else to throw in to shake things up. But it turns out that I can eat up a lot of word count by writing kink scenes. So…yay. That was the entirety of today’s writing. The scene’s nearly done, so I think when I’m done it, I’m just going to jump ahead a couple of weeks.

I’ve also been…cheating? I guess? But not in a bad way. Is there another word for that? The only thing I can think of is “cheating.” The last couple of days, I’ve been left just wanting to write, write, write. So when I’m done everything else, I’ve just…started working on something else. By hand. I’m not counting it toward my daily word count. I could, I guess, but I don’t want to get too distracted from my other project. So far, it’s just a scene that I’ve toyed with on and off for a few years, with a new type of vampire. I want to spin it into something bigger, but it’s not there yet. It’s been a few years since I’ve touched the character. I couldn’t even remember her name at first.

Maybe that’s what I’ll work on once this round is done. I’ll have exactly eight weeks until NaNo starts, and I need something to work on in that time.

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Daily Divulge: Productive Saturday

I’ve been remarkably productive today. Just a little procrastination so far. Word count hit, shop listing up and shared eight ways from Sunday, laundry started. Not too shabby for a lady with some serious attention deficits.

Almost forgot to do this, but I didn’t! See?

Now, to decide what to do next. Practice Greek? Start making a plan to tackle prep for my next market in September? Read? Scribble down ideas for another novel? Too many options.

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Daily Divulge: Three Day Weekend!

Not from writing, of course. That would defeat the purpose of writing every day. Nah, just from the book store. Three days of not sweating to death while throwing around boxes and books and unwrapping 8000 pens (the new season of stationary is coming in. Hurrah.)

Today’s writing was a follow-up scene to yesterday’s genius idea. I did have an smaller idea for a detail to mix in this morning before I sat down to write, and that expanded the word count significantly.

No idea what I’m writing tomorrow.

Anyway, off on errands for me. And then back home for more writing. Article going up on the other blog tomorrow (I hope.)

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Daily Divulge: Sleep Walking

I got my writing done early today!

Yay for the random new scene that popped into my head at 3:30 this morning as I was trying to sleep after a 20+ hour day. Before that, I had no idea what I was going to write today.

But I like the scene. Adds a bit of drama, and affirms the one character’s attraction to the other, and hints a bit at the effect he has on her that neither of them are realizing yet. And it gives me somewhere to start for tomorrow’s work. It’s also Chapter 50, so that’s something of a milestone, right?

But I do have to apologize to Leila and Cillian for making her incredibly vivid dreams turn her into a sleep-walker and creating an incredibly awkward situation for Cillian. It will only happen the once.

I think.

So far.

(No promises about the second half.)

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Daily Divulge: Just One of THOSE Days…

So my daily goal is 1000 words. I managed to eke out 1001 today. Mostly by going back through the chapter and adding to it, because I didn’t feel like starting a new chapter for around 60 words.

Oh, and that book I was almost finished yesterday? Finished it today…so very much not the end of the series.

Inventory at another store tonight. My social anxiety is pushing its limits today, so I’m not looking forward to dealing with a whole host of strangers.

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Daily Divulge: Long Day

Well, I’m glad I had tonight off work, because I’ve been poking at my writing all day. Haven’t got much of anything else done yet, and I doubt I will.

But I’m at the end of a book series, almost at the end of the final climax. So can you blame me?

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Daily Divulge: Milestone!

Today is sort of a big-ish day. It’s Day 50 of my last challenge cycle in prep for NaNo. (I’ll write much more about this next week.) I’ve written 59, 310 words in the last 50 days (not all on the current project, as I floundered about for several days, working on short stories while I struggled to pick a big project to work on.)

And even though I’ve switched back to writing in Word, and I go through phases where I forget to save, I haven’t lost all that many words. Maybe a few hundred total.

Maybe I’ll get around to writing about why I’m not using Novlr. But I don’t want to sound bitter, so maybe I won’t. I don’t know.

What I do know is that inventory at the book store yesterday was killer. Everything hurts, and I just want to curl up and sleep, but the world won’t let me. Late caffeine plus early morning lawn care (when the grass isn’t even that long) plus a pot-smoking neighbour or six equals a sleepy, cranky writer. I may have taken it out on my character (but the scene started yesterday, so maybe not.) And we’re doing the inventory at another store on Wednesday. I am going to be a wreck.

Anyway, off to do other things.

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Daily Divulge: Hiding from the Heat

It’s still stupid-hot. Not quite as bad as yesterday, thanks to a 3am thunder storm. But still hot enough that I’m not leaving the basement unless I have to.

Writing today was a little…torturous. I’m mired in a section of the plot that I haven’t really…plotted. I want to jump ahead and get working on the final lead-up to the climax, but that’s not going to work with where the characters are. They need more time. So I must be patient and slog through.

I did have a flash of an idea for a crime novel. It’s now scribbled down in my lovely notebook so I can come back to it one day. Writing one novel while planning two others takes up too much time as it is. (Okay, one of the novels in the planning stage is part two of the novel I’m currently working on, so it’s not requiring as much work.)

Anyway, on to other things for the day.

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