Well, my wee holiday’s over. And, I had a fun and highly productive time away from the writing. The productive part (and the fun part) comes from getting my first ever Happy Planner planners… there’s a better way to phrase this, but saying planner planners is too much fun. So, I spent a lot of my time setting up said planners (journal, daily planner, financial planner, and fitness planner) and transferring my old info over to them.
Don’t worry, we made time to get out on the bikes, and I even managed to catch a squaddie tan in November.
Now that I’m all nice and refreshed, it’s time to get the head back down and the writing done. And that thought brings me nicely onto…
This Week’s Goals
Write 3000 words (taking me to 72,358)
Block out the next two scenes
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by, and take care.
It’s been slow going this past week. Unfortunately, pain flare-ups can take a long time to get over, and this last one–with its additional mini ones on top–has been particularly douchey.
Okay, whining over, and back to the update.
I hit a difficult patch in the writing, namely a scene between Adam (hero) and Blackwell (the baddy). Up until this scene, Elle (heroine) had always been there as a buffer. But, Blackwell had sent her off to do a thing that I can’t share–spoilers–and it was just the guys in a Japanese restaurant in Marseille.
Eventually, I got a feel for their dynamic and was able to get the scene down. But, man, was it tough. For the entire scene, all Adam wants to do is slit Blackwell’s throat for him, and though it’s entertaining for a bit, it wasn’t helping the scene to move along.
Phew! Last month was a wee bit of a bugger. I overextended myself a bit with Scotstober and my writing aims. Unfortunately, I always have to pay for going overboard–in the form of a CRPS flare-up. Hence the lack of an update last week and the lateness of this one.
The flare-up is still in full swing (it’s a dick like that), but having taken a few days off from everything, I feel okay enough to make a start at getting back to it.
So, onto the MEGA REVIEW… it’s okay, there’s not too much blah, blah, blah.
I’m starting to have a love/hate relationship with this month. On one hand I’m doing better than I’d aimed for–writing and near-daily posts with Scotstober, and on the other I’m constantly chasing my tail on getting it all done, and trying to keep up with my normal tasks. But, I made the decision to pile on the extra pressure, so that’s enough whinging about it.
It’s been a busy week. I’ve been working hard on getting the writing done, and then there’s the whole Scotstober posting schedule that’s been kicking my arse.
But, I’m loving the fact that I’m getting the work done–not loving that I’m way behind on keeping up with the awesome bloggers I follow (yip, that includes my beloved Jez’s blog, too), but I’m giving myself a wee bit of time by doing a couple of picture posts for the Scots challenge.
Whew, it’s been a busy week! I’ve got the first sex scene in the bag, finally, and things are also heating up with the bad guy and his plans for death and destruction all in the name of power and profit.
Oh, and Jez and I cycled up a hill we weren’t qualified for. Or, so Strava (some cycling app) said when I looked it up after we got home from our picnic. Check out Jez’s post for more on the ride and some amazing photos of the view.
It’s the last day of September, so that can only mean it’s time for me scrambling around realising that I haven’t got my Kanban board or anything set up for October. Kind of similar to how I ended August and one of the reasons I’ve stumbled through September.
I’m back! Sorry for the lack of posts over the last couple of weeks. A severe lack of sleep due to a period of high pain with the old CRPS has kept me from my usual routine. It’s still kicking my erse (Scots spelling), but screw it, routines and schedules make me happy.
The point is, I’m back. Well, I was actually back at my desk with a journal post all written up and almost ready to go last week. But, I didn’t have the goal section completed. The reason? I didn’t know what I wanted to achieve this past week.
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).