Author Journal 2nd – 8th September 2021

Hiya folks! Here’s this week’s journal entry, and it’s going to be a swift one. It’s my birthday today (Friday); there’s cake and an obscene amount of washi tape and journal stickers waiting for me to get stuck into (awesome gifts from my beloved Jez).

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Author Journal 26th August – 1st September 2021

It’s the last entry for August! Where the hell did the time go? I’ve spent most of it deep underground in the word mines. By the way, the canary down there uses swear words as punctuation fuck it’s contagious.

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Word Count 21st August 2021

Running The Asset

Word Count Update

A wee bit late on doing the writing update for Running The Asset. But here it is.

I added another 1119 words, taking the manuscript to a new total of 32,474 words. 🥳

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! Stay safe.

Word Count 20th August 2021

Running The Asset

Word Count Update

Another super-quick update on the writing for Running The Asset.

It’s been a great day for it! I added another 1248 words, taking the manuscript to a new total of 31,355 words. 🥳

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! Stay safe.

Word Count 19th August 2021

Running The Asset

Word Count Update

Just a quick word count update for Running The Asset.

I promised myself that I’d put 110% in today, and that’s exactly what I did. I added 1,100 words taking the manuscript to a total of 30,107 words.

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! Stay safe.

Author Journal 19th – 25th August 2021

Two weeks have been and gone by since I last posted. Last week’s post was in my planner, I even used one of my snazzy stickers, but I decided against posting. There were no extenuating circumstances–aside from a severe lack of sleep brought about by reading writing craft books in bed 🤦‍♀️ –I was just spent.

This spent feeling extended to posting word count updates, hence the lack of those. I’m still writing, but it’s been a struggle to get the big word count days in. Daily life can sometimes, unfortunately, push writing to the backseat.

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Author Journal 5th – 11th August 2021

It’s a new month! And that means it’s time for a quick look at my goals for the month, plus a review of how I did with July’s goals.

I mentioned last week that I’d be getting my Kanban board all set up for August. Kanban is Japanese for billboards or signs. The planning system I use was developed by an engineer at Toyota.

Quick explainer: It’s a simple planning method that splits a board into three horizontal sections (to-do, doing, and done). I’ve heard that it’s supposed to be for a whole year, but noooooo–a month does me just fine). Anyway, once a task progresses to the “done” section, you move the next “to-do” card to the “doing” section. It’s great if you are visually motivated.

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Word Count 4th August 2021

Running The Asset

Word Count Update

The final sequence of Act I for Running The Asset is still underway. BUT, it’s almost done; Adam and Elle are almost back on solid ground. Characters can be a right pain in the arse when you force them to play with their fears. I foresee this will be a lot shorter when editing time comes around.

Here are today’s numbers: I added 735 words, taking the manuscript to a total of 23,654 words.

I’ll probably get the sequence finished sometime over the next few days–I’m off tomorrow and Friday, but I know this will bug me until it’s done.

Now, I’m off to grab some Irn Bru and settle in to watch The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (I love being able to rent new movies instead of going to the pictures 🤩)

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! Stay safe.

Word Count 3rd August 2021

Running The Asset

Word Count Update

I’m still working on the final sequence for Act I in Running The Asset. It’s an emotionally difficult section, and they’re stuck on a ledge three floors up, and Elle is scared of heights… . And the fire I mentioned yesterday is now a raging inferno–Adam has a fear of fire. So, it’s been fun trying to get them back on solid ground and safe-ish.

On to today’s update: I added 728 words, taking the manuscript to a total of 22,919 words.

My writing plan for tomorrow is to finish Act I, block out the first scene of Act II(a) and get cracking on the writing of that.

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! Stay safe.

Word Count 2nd August 2021

Running The Asset

Word Count Update

I’ve had a major case of the too-wiped-outs-to-post the word counts. Again. Not today, well, I’m wiped, but I hate not doing what I said I would. (Guess who used up all her word and sense for the day?)

Here’s another multi-day update.

Thursday 29th July

I added another 1189 words. New total: 19025.

Saturday 31st July

I blocked out another scene and added 793 words, taking the manuscript (MS) to 19819 words.

Sunday 1st August

I had a fun writing session on Sunday. Adam and Elle are really pissing each other off. Sqeeee! Another 1310 words were added. The MS is at a total of 21129 words.

Monday 2nd August

I blocked out the final sequence of Act I this morning. Happy dance! Things are really heating up now–literally and figuratively (there’s a building fire and everything).

I didn’t manage to finish writing Act I today, but I did add another 1062 words to Running The Asset‘s MS, taking it to a total of 22191 words! I’ve written a quarter of the story 🥳

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! (I’ll be back with an update tomorrow.) Stay safe.