Author Journal 29th July – 4th August 2021

If you saw yesterday’s word count update, you’ll have noticed that the last week was a bit rough health-wise. I mentioned in the post that I was freaked out about getting the COVID jag (Scots word for injection), but I didn’t go into detail as to why I was soooo freaked.

When I initially went for my second dose in May, the woman put the absolute fear into me. She declared that I needed to go to a specialist allergy clinic to get the jag. Quote: “You need to have a crash cart right there beside you.” Add that to the fact that since the first jag, I’m now allergic to medicines I’ve never had an issue with before. 😬

Yeah, so that put me on edge for almost two months. And then, the kicker, if you see signs everywhere (that’d be me), my journal water tracking and work stickers ran out on the day of my jag. 😱

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Word Count 27th July 2021 (and the last few days I missed)

Running The Asset

Word Count Update

It’s a quadruple update today.

After waiting almost twenty-one weeks for my second COVID jag, I finally got it on Friday. The long wait was down to having had an anaphylactic reaction to the first one (AstraZeneca), so the second one (Pfizer) had to be administered in an allergy ward. Fortunately, it went well with no allergic reactions.

Friday 23rd July

I was so freaked out and focused on the jag that I barely got any writing done. I managed a grand total of 172 words written. Freaked out might be a wee bit of an understatement.

Sunday 25th July

I was still in a lot of pain. The jag combined with CRPS just made it nigh on impossible to think straight. I added 10 new words.

Monday 26th July

The pain started to ease a bit. But, I felt disconnected from the story. I spent most of Monday re-reading what I’d written and blocking out the next scene.

Tuesday 27th July

Today was my first day of feeling more like myself. The excessive pain is still there, but I’m now able to think clearly. Well, as clearly as I ever get 🤪

I finished blocking out the scene from yesterday, then blocked out the remaining scenes for Act I.

I added another 1055 words to Running The Asset‘s manuscript, taking it to a total of 17,837 words!

That’s it for today. I’m going to put my feet up and enjoy a nice quiet picture with Jez. John Wick 3 sounds good to me.

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! Stay safe.

Word Count 22nd July 2021

Running The Asset

Word Count Update

Super quick update on today’s progress. I added another 1442 words to Running The Asset‘s manuscript, taking it to a total of 16,600 words!

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! Stay safe.

Author Journal 22nd – 28th July 2021

Last week was pretty uneventful. It was just a cycle of work, housey stuff, and dealing with the heat. Yes, I know, I’m in Scotland, but it does get hot here (27 degrees is hot for us) plus, there’s no air conditioning, and the sun blazes from 0430-ish to 2200-ish. 🥵

Oh, and we’re being terrorized by this cute wee cat who seems to want to adopt us.

0450 yesterday morning

(We would love to adopt her, but our rental contract doesn’t allow animals. 🥺 )

Review 15th – 21st July 2021

My Writing Goals for Last Week

Did I Achieve My Goal?

No, but I did get pretty close. I wrote exactly 4,500 words that stuck, and have blocked out the next two scenes for writing. I’m very happy with the progress; 15,158 words total, that’s sixteen percent of the first draft written! 😁

This Week’s Goal

  • Add 5000 words for Running The Asset (hit 20,158 words total)

Schedule

ThursdayWrite 1000 words
FridayWrite 1000 words
SaturdayDay off
SundayWrite 1000 words
MondayWrite 1000 words
TuesdayWrite 1000 words
WednesdayDay off

That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by, and take care.

Susan

Word Count 20th July 2021

Not so much a word count update, more of a work update. I mentioned yesterday that today I’d be blocking out the next scene.

The scene is all blocked out, but other attention stealing things got in the way. So, instead of fighting to get new words down, I decided to block out the next scene, too. Which means I’ll be all ready to get new words on the page on Thursday without too much resistance.

Running The Asset‘s manuscript is still sitting at a total of 14,278 words.

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! Stay safe.

Word Count 18th and 19th July 2021

As the title suggests, this is a double update. I’ve been working on a lengthy sequence for the last few writing days. And, to be honest, it’s been hard work. There was a lot of setup (security systems etc. that my bad guy has that Elle, my heroine, needs to navigate) that had to be shown while not doing an info dump.

I’m happy with how it turned out, and that I was able to get the sequence to do a lot of heavy lifting in respect to character, backstory hinting, and adding to the enemies-to-lovers aspect of the romance story.

18th July

I added 1,626 new words to Running The Asset‘s manuscript! Taking the manuscript to a total of 14,278 words.

19th July (Today)

I finished the sequence! I added another 880 words, taking the total wordage to 15,158 🥳

Tomorrow is going to be fun. I’m blocking out bad guy Trevor Blackwell’s first Point of View (POV) scene. Starting to worry that my level of excitement is a wee bitty too high. Screw it! I cannae wait!

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! Stay safe.

Word Count 16th July 2021

Woohoo 🎉 I added another 747 new words to Running The Asset‘s manuscript! The story now sits at 12,652 words total.

Another 🎉 as tomorrow is a day off! I’ll finally have time to catch up on your awesomely supportive comments. And catch up on my blog reading. Yay!

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! Stay safe.

Author Journal 15th – 21st July 2021

It’s been a rough week. Jez and I had a bit of a COVID scare, luckily we’re negative, and the high-temperatures are starting to reduce! We still can’t leave the house until our temps are consistently normal for forty-eight hours.

But, I did manage to get some work done.

Review 8th – 14th July 2021

My Writing Goals for Last Week

Did I Achieve My Goal?

No, but I did add another 3737 words taking the manuscript to a total of 10,658 words.

This Week’s Goal

  • Add 5000 words for Running The Asset (hit 15,658 words total)

Schedule

ThursdayWrite 1000 words (Today’s word count)
FridayWrite 1000 words
SaturdayDay off
SundayWrite 1000 words
MondayWrite 1000 words
TuesdayWrite 1000 words
WednesdayDay off

Anyway, that’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by, and take care.

Susan