I did not get around to posting yesterday. Part of it is that I’ve had a massive carpal tunnel flare up, and I have been trying to somewhat limit computer use the last few days while I run around in a brace. So my typing had to go toward WIP work.
We also had our first showing of the house since the buyer pulled out. The realtor called while I was at the grocery store, which meant I had to send frantic text to hubby and then come home and clean like crazy. We were getting ready to load the truck with some stuff that had come out of the attic to go to storage when the roofer and his crew showed up to put the shingles and stuff on the roof for Monday’s job (given it was 87 yesterday at that time instead of 100, I didn’t blame them). So the load didn’t get taken. That’s on this morning’s list before we head up to get the last of my junk from mom’s. Whenever it quits raining.
As you can see from the badge over to the right, I am on a 3 day G.I.T. streak. Stuck to my goals. Still trying to dial back my appetite, and I have had to alter some of my exercise stuff to accommodate my hand, but I’ve been working at it. I would like to get back to yoga this week, so I am thinking I will give the lower body program another go as I know it won’t use my wrists for anything weight bearing.
Today I am on the SPP (Second Plot Point from Story Engineering), which will lead me into the final climactic sequence. Would be awesome if I knew how that went down (the SPP I mean). I have 3 chapters + 1 scene to go in Red. I am so, so ready to finish this book. I’m ready to be a grown up again for a while. My reward for finishing the book is going to be Holly Lisle’s How To Write A Series Course, which I’d like to go through while I’m finishing Riven and before I write Revelation since I’ll be laying the groundwork for so many things in the Mirus series with that book.
So the writing has been…going. I can’t say it’s been going well, as I know that there are at least a couple of scenes from the last three weeks that just blow chunks and need to be revised. But the goal here is to finish the first draft and get it off to CPs. Wednesday I had 441, Thursday 1419, half of which got cut on Friday when I decided to totally axe what I’d written of a scene and start over. Friday 817 and Saturday 735. I’m averaging around 850 words a day(not taking into account whether said words are getting kept).
I’ve got more work travel this week. Down to the Mississippi coast for a work conference at the end of the week and over the weekend. I’m not sure how much writing I’ll get done while I am down there, but I’ll certainly make an effort.