Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Work Work Work

6/13/07 word count: 376
6/14/07 word count: 942

One Hundred a day, right? Okay. I can do this.

Except we've signed a lease on our new place, and I have to start cleaning and packing and painting. Enough pre-emptive excuses. It's only 100 words a day... Okay.

On the writing front, the story is moving along well now. I've got the subplot resolving itself, and helping to move the main plot forward now. I've got the light slowly being shown on the actual murderer, and not so much on the red herring. I'm inserting some nice innuedo about possible motives. It's coming together quite nicely now.

Meanwhile, I'm trying to catch up on some reading. I just finished Woman Without a Past by Phyllis Whitney (romantic suspense, if you've never heard of her), and I started Paper Money by Ken Follett. I also just picked up a new copy of Animal Farm, which I'm planning on reading sometime soon - or at least before the next semester of school starts, because I'm putting it in the curriculum.

And I realized today that I have to get some exercise so I can fit into my old dress that goes perfectly with my new shoes. Ack. Sit-ups anyone? Anyone? ;o)

How are things in your world today?


J.L. Murphey said...

Interesting blog. As a writer also, I knows the juggling of everyday life intruding on writing goals. I've found the easiest way around the 100-word is to write a little bit more than 100 words when able so if juggling becomes necessary, I'm covered.

B.E. Sanderson said...

Welcome to my blog. =oD

Good advice. I think the idea here is to get yourself writing every day, no matter how tough that day has been in the scheme of everything else. 100 words doesn't sound too overwhelming when you've just spent the day with the kids, the pets, the plumber, the laundry, etc. or in my case, moving.