“As Gilferen contemplated the city disappearing behind them and the sand and sky stretching ahead, Locke gripped his sleeve for support. Faintly, Gilferen sent a grin his way. ‘This is absolutely insane, isn’t it?’ he asked. We’re actually going out there. We’ve all got to be stark raving mad.'”
It looks like it’s my week for a Round of Words in 80 Days update without much to report. I’ve been taking it a little easy last week, especially since Wednesday, because work is insane and I actually didn’t have a day off last week. This week, though, I have two, starting tomorrow, and I’m terribly excited to spend tomorrow morning and Tuesday catching up on all sorts of stuff that have fallen behind. Uneventful as the progress on my goals may have been, let’s have a look, shall we?
Serpent in a Cage: The second part of the book is starting out with a lot of description that is lacking the first part, and we’re being introduced to the first hint of some strange creatures in this chapter. It’s nice, but it’s nothing too exciting; I haven’t even had to change much at all with the fact that I’ve cut an entire character out of the book. But the rewrite is going along steadily, mostly uneventfully at the moment. Chapter: Ten. Page Count: 125.
750 Words: Still going strong on the November challenge, even if it’s taken me a few nights of spitting out something right before bed to do it. The writing, unfortunately, has been mostly lack-luster and uninspired. All of my attention has been going into NaNoWriMo or the rewrite of SiaC. Only 10 more days to go! I think I’ll have earned back my 30-day streak by then, too!
Novel in 6 Months: Being ahead of my wordcount for this WIP and way behind for my NaNo, I’ve put this project aside and have not really touched it all week. I’m sure this will change tonight when I do my weekly catch-up on American Horror Story, but for at least another week, I’m still ahead of the game, and so I’m putting it as a low priority at the moment. Page count: 43. Word count: 28,583.
NaNoWriMo: I fell behind on my NaNo and, being busy, I have not exactly been able to catch up, but I am happy to say that I’ve still managed to pump out some words when I can and haven’t fallen too much further behind. A few bouts of really hitting the keyboards these next few days should really catch me up to speed, and we’re building to the big battle at the end of the book right now, so I’ve got a great momentum on what’s happening in these building chapters. So I’m not exactly blowing anything out of the water or anything here, but I am making good headway and I think the next few days will be very productive. Page count: 39. Word count: 25,581.
Short Stories: Just as the Novel in 6 Months hasn’t garnered much attention with the catch-up needed in NaNo, my short stories have been just sort of patiently waiting for attention whenever that gets taken care of. I haven’t seen many potential new ones coming out of my 750 Words lately, so right now it’s mostly just “Just Right,” unless I feel tempted to pull the start of a fairy tale based on the Goose Girl out again.
The 100 Books Project: Out of all of my projects right now, this one seems to be going the best. I suppose I’m just more in a reading mood lately than a writing one, and I’m just blowing right through some of my recent selections! I have confidence that if I keep the pace, I’ll meet my goal for the year. I suspect I’ll have another one finished tomorrow, if not tonight! So it’s good to have at least one goal that’s going considerably better than the others. Books read: 52/100.
How’s everyone else doing? You can always check up on other RoWers here, and please do! My apologies to everyone for a relatively boring update post, but I suspect Wednesday’s will be full of excitement and make up for it. See you then! Happy writing!