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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Word Count 13th July 2021

On Saturday, I shared that we were isolating because of possible COVID-19. Our tests came back negative. Woohoo. But, because we still have high temperatures we still have to isolate until we’ve had them down for forty-eight hours.

I have to say, whatever it is that’s got us is exhausting. We’re both so tired and our skeletons hurt. Adding that on top of CRPS has made it difficult to concentrate on writing for the last couple of days. Saying that, I did finally manage to get some new writing done.

I blocked out the next scene, after staring at the index cards for two days and coming up with nothing. Plus, I added another 323 new words to Running The Asset‘s manuscript! The story now sits at 9,050 words total.

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And, We’re Waiting… Covid-19 Test

Well, for the past couple of days I’ve been feeling ninety-eight percent health-wise. My throat was a tiny bit raw feeling, but it’s allergy season so I put it down to that, and CRPS can cause all sorts.

But, this afternoon I was getting a sense of something in the background, so I decided to take my temperature. Sure enough it was up one and a half degrees from my normal sub-human base temp. Jez came back with a similar rise in temperature. 🥺

After a quick check on Scotland’s NHS site, we were directed to go to a walk-in testing centre five minutes from our house. The tests are done and we’re isolating until we get the results back–we should here something somewhere between Tuesday and Thursday.

We’ve got our fingers and toes crossed that the results are negative. Luckily, we’re not feeling bad, just a bit off of our usual. Silver lining: more time for writing.

Take care and stay safe, Susan 😻

Word Count 10th July 2021

I finished the first of two scenes in the meet cute sequence 🥳 There’s some clunky stuff in there, but some parts I love. The interaction between Elle and Adam just makes me want to run around going EEEEEEEEEE all day.

I added another 1294 new words to Running The Asset‘s manuscript! The story now sits at 8,727 words total.

Here’s a wee snippet of what’s got me going all gooey about this couple (rough and unedited):

He screwed a silencer onto the end of the gun and leaned forward in the chair, the unforgiving weapon cradled so casually in his hand like it was an extension of his being. “I’m of two minds as to whether I should remove the gag or not.” He scrubbed a hand over his jaw, then grimaced. “You look the gabby sort, and I don’t like to be interrupted.”

Elle shook her head, hoping he’d understand that she wouldn’t interrupt him. She got the sense that interrupting him would be a deadly mistake.

He tilted his head. “Are you saying you’ll behave?”

Not on your life, buddy. She bit her tongue and nodded.

“I’m going to remove the gag, but if I get the slightest hint that you’re going to scream or try to bite me again,” he tapped her knee with the end of the silencer, “I’ll give you something to scream about.”

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