Since I hopped on board for A Round of Words in 80 Days late for this round, I gave myself a pretty simple goal…and have roundly been doing a terrible job of keeping up with it. Last week, I said I wanted to at least be up to five pages by this point; I’ve just started page number 3. Thankfully, I have until the 23rd to complete the first draft of a short story, so in that respect, the goal is still pretty reachable. Let’s see how I feel in five days and I’m still only added a few more pages.
Part of this is all the stuff that’s been going on lately; now that it’s settling down, I can focus again, but, unfortunately, I feel like I’ve lost my drive for the story. It probably doesn’t hurt that the two people who inspired it and are my conspirators in the project have not been around much lately: London is working at a different store now, and Monika is in Atlanta for training. And I guess I’m just not feeling the creepy stalker vibe right now (probably a good thing, really), so I feel like I rushed through that part of the story to get the plot moving along quicker. But I suppose that’s why it’s a rough draft, and improvement will come later.
In other news, the novel is coming along very well, I’m struggling to find a good way to work more short-story writing into my day, June’s numbers are kind of lagging, and I’ve been considering doing a post dedicated to my cats, because they’re awesome, but then I would be One of Those People. It’s a big decision to have to make.