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.”

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! Stay safe.

Author Journal 8th – 14th July 2021

If you’ve seen my word count updates over the last week, you’ll know that I’ve been making progress towards my writing goals. Here’s a wee keek at how it went.

Review 1st – 7th July 2021

My Writing Goals for Last Week

Did I Achieve My Goal?

Yip! I hit 5422 new words that stuck, taking the manuscript total to 6,920 words.

How Did It Go?

It was tough getting started again after a couple of days off, but I discovered a trick.

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Word Count 9th July 2021

I spent the first part of my writing day blocking out the meet cute scene. Eeeeee! I love Adam and Elle together. Nothing gives me the happies like a good enemies-to-lovers story–throw in some weaponry and I’m like a kitten on caffeine. Anyway, the word count.

I added another 512 new words to Running The Asset‘s manuscript! The story now sits at 7,434 words total.

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! Stay safe.

Word Count 6th July 2021

1707 new words added to Running The Asset‘s manuscript! Today was one of those writing days you just wish for. I was so excited to write the scene I was working on–it was the inciting incident 😁–and it all just started to flow. The novel is now sitting at a total of 6922 words. Until Friday, unless I feel compelled to sneak in a couple of writing sprints before then.

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! Stay safe.

Word Count 5th July 2021

It’s been a bit of a high-pain day with the CRPS. I managed to add another 885 new words to Running The Asset‘s manuscript (MS) 🥳 That’s even with a major quandary over the past-participle of the Scots word skite. According to Modren Scots Grammar it’s skitit, which is exactly how I say it (skiyt-ih–the ih is to show the glottal stop for the final t). The MS is now sitting at a total of 5205 words.

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! Stay safe.

Word Count 4th July 2021

Man, I’m knackered! It’s been a major house clean day on top of getting the writing done. But that’s another 1362 new words added to Running The Asset‘s manuscript (MS)–no major deleting session today 🥳 The MS is now sitting at a total of 4320 words.

Word Count 3rd July 2021

Woohoo! I just added 1258 new words to Running The Asset. I had to do a bit of rewriting on yesterday’s work, but that’s to be expected. The manuscript is now sitting at 2958 words total. 🥳

Author Journal 1st – 7th July 2021

Yay! My journal posting schedule is back on track after last week’s WordPress editor issues. As you can probably guess, with the tech issues, things didn’t go quite as planned.

Review 24th – 30th June 2021

My Writing Goals for Last Week

*You may or may not have noticed that Working The Asset is now Running The Asset. The more I thought of the premise, a spy handling a civilian asset, the more I realised that “running” was a far better word. Also, I did a Google search on the original title and it spat out loads of accounting websites–so not the vibe I’m going for. 😁

Did I Achieve My Goal?


How Not?

Much of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday were lost to dealing with getting the backend of the site back to normal. For some reason, even though I tried to work on action step 41 B, the website seemed to be far more pressing.

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