Word Count Update 1st May

I can’t believe I’m finally able to say this, but it’s done! Running the Asset‘s manuscript is finished at 140,069 words!

And, collapse! 🀣

Word Count Update 30th April

Another two scenes down, and the last two to go! It was difficult concentrating on the writing today–deliveries and setting up our new internet… and all the WiFi devices crying because they can’t get online. But we now have superfast broadband!

Today’s new words takes Running the Asset‘s manuscript to 137,560 words!

Have a great weekend πŸ€—

Word Count Update 29th April

I’ve just finished writing the climax for the external plot! Another two and a half scenes in the bag. I cut the first scene for tomorrow in half to create two scenes to up the dramatic irony for the reader. Come on, who doesn’t love shouting at book characters when they don’t know something the reader does?

There are just four scenes left to go!

Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 135,301 words!

Have a great weekend πŸ€—

Word Count Update 28th April

Man, I had a hard time getting going this morning. If there was even the slightest thing that could distract me, I was on it.

Case in point: I found a roll of skinny washi tape under my chair and had to use it to put a nice wee accent on my keyboard tray. WHY?

Eventually, I managed to get on with the writing and got through two and a half scenes. Only another five and a half to go!

Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 132,619 words!

Word Count Update 25th April

That’s the first half of Act III done! I’m taking the next two days off, and I’ll try my hardest to not run around the house clapping and giggling like an absolute eejit. But, I think that ship has already sailed.

Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 130,577 words!

Word Count Update 24th April

I had so much fun writing today. I wish I could say what was fun about it, but… spoilers… let’s just say, Adam can be one scary bastard–and funny with it.

As of now, Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 128,040 words!

Word Count Update 23rd April

Trying to write when you’ve not had a decent night’s sleep in (counts fingers… socks off time) let’s go with a wee while is bloody murder. Luckily, dangling the carrot of our upcoming time off seems to be enough to get me doing the job.

I’m about a fifth to a quarter of the way through Act III, and I’m starting to see Adam in a whole new light. Man, he’s a bit dark and scary brutal when it comes to Elle’s safety 😍

And back to the update, Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 125,665 words.

Word Count Update 22nd April

It was another long day. But it was a fun session filled with lots of action. And, I just finished writing Act 2B! As of tomorrow, that’s me onto the final Act and getting ever closer to writing The End πŸ₯³

Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 123,317 words.

Word Count Update 21st April

Super quick update. I decided to try using my wee dictaphone to get my writing done today–to then run through my transcription software. BUT… I can’t dictate without seeing the words on the screen. The story was there, but the writing felt cold and clinical.

The moment I saw the transcribed text (which took forever), I knew I was going to have to ditch the 1,500 words. Firstly because of the writing, and secondly, because the software did a terrible job–garbled gibberish.

In the end, I had to bin those words and make a run at catching up this afternoon. I’m a bit miffed at the lost time, but I’m thrilled with what I managed to get done.

Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 120,865 words.

Word Count Update 18th April

It might be Monday, but this is my Friday in my tapsalteerie (Scots word meaning topsy-turvy) world. I don’t tend to write on the last day of the week, but I’m nearing the end of Act 2B, and the shit is really starting to hit the fan!

Today I added a further 1,682 words! Pretty awesome for a half-day, even if I do say so myself!

Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 118,509 words.

[If you want to see some more Scots words in action, check out my Things in Scots: Running the Asset post series.]

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