(Image by Steve Berry via Flickr Commons) This year did not go as planned. I mean, they never do, do they? But this one really went off the rails, starting with my mother’s stroke back in January, one whole week into what until then I thought was shaping up to be a pretty good new … More 2018: Not a roller coaster. More like a pinball machine.
We’re on a decluttering mission here at the Bauhaushold, and so the other day I spent an afternoon going through old journals and notebooks and came across this little gem that I’d scribbled in the front of a journal labeled “Ideas and Story Notes.” Writers… Writers write. Except when they sleep, Or dream, Or dance, … More Writers write. And do other stuff.
I’m officially caught up to where I need to be on my noveling projects. After typing up all of the scenes I wrote longhand for Ghost of a Chance, and re-using a slightly revised scene from an earlier draft, the word count currently stands just a hair short of 47,000, which puts me over the halfway … More All Caught Up
I let an entire week go by without an update, but I still don’t have any word metrics to share. It’s been a few days since I’ve written — I needed the weekend to rest, and with a lighter-than-usual freelance workload this week so far I’ve been taking advantage of that and the gorgeous weather … More Writing Update and Newsish Bits
Happy Monday, campers! I still don’t have any word metrics to share, because I’m still doing the longhand thing and I haven’t typed any of it up yet. I can tell you that I didn’t do any noveling over the weekend (although I did quite a bit of journaling). Actually, looking at the habit tracker … More Blame it on the weather (a Monday writing update)
Last week was another crazy and off-kilter one. I ended up having to work over the weekend in order to make an article deadline, so I took yesterday off from work work (and I didn’t even realize it was President’s Day when I made that decision) and used it to catch up on some house … More Monday Update (sans word metrics but now with pictures!)
Last week wasn’t a great week, especially for writing fiction. Pretty much every authoring or book marketing thing I’d planned to do past last Monday got devoured by runaway freelance projects . . . and this week is shaping up to be more of the same (actually this week’s getting off to a really rocky start thanks … More Short Story: The Cellar
For the second week in a row last week, I managed to write every day (save the weekend). Even so, I didn’t write as much as I’d hoped, thanks in part to the fact that we finally crawled out of our introvert hole long enough to go see The Force Awakens. All I’ll say about that … More Monday Word Metrics and the #JustWrite Challenge
Happy Monday, readers! I actually managed to write every day last week, which is a first, at least as far as this year goes (I didn’t write any over the weekend, though, but it was productive in other ways). I’ve added 5,558 words to Ghost of a Chance since my last blog update. I’d love to … More Monday word metrics, and some spooky podcast recs
Here are today’s word metrics for Ghost of a Chance, the sequel to Restless Spirits: Today’s word count: 1,403 Novel so far: 25,006 Words of fictoin this year: 7,879 Last week’s writing schedule was thrown off by a doctor’s appointment and a hefty freelance work load. That load’s a bit lighter this week (so far), … More Back on the Writing Horse (Monday Word Metrics)