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.

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! Stay safe.

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.

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. 🥳

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