Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Check-In

  1. Overall it was a really good week on the writing front.   Despite missing out on two writing days, I still clocked 4148 for the week, up from last week’s 2704.  Still not quite where I’d like to be (in the neighborhood of 5k a week), but a sizable improvement.  I would’ve made it, but I missed my writing block on Friday due to some douchenozzle who rear ended me on my way out of Walmart.  “Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t know I was rolling.”  >.<  Then perhaps you shouldn’t be driving.  Anyway, I’m fine, he had insurance, and this is more a pain in the butt than a crisis (this would be the THIRD PERSON to destroy my bumper on this car–my next one will be a school bus yellow Hummer).  Perhaps this will be my annual March disaster and we can all move on.  And maybe the body shop will give me a frequent customer discount.
  2. I’m traveling for work today, which cuts my weekend short.  But I don’t mind too much.  Because I’m going to do THE LAST of the data collection for the Project From Hell (first thing tomorrow morning) and we’ll be able to close it out.  Praise your favorite deity.
  3. We had snow all day yesterday.  It was really dry, not the kind of thing that sticks, but it was pretty to watch.  I was totally self indulgent and stayed in comfy clothes, writing all day.  It was glorious.  I didn’t even leave the house except to walk the dogs.
  4. I got attacked by a plot bunny on Friday.  Yeah, I know.  Another.  It started off as a hypothetical question in response to an episode of Lost Girl I watched during my workout that morning.  And then it attached to a kernel of a different story I had in my idea file and kind of exploded.  So I opened a toolkit on it and started working through that.  Nobody can ever accuse me of having a shortage of ideas.  But it works out well.  I can add to each of the blueprints and toolkits as I have ideas and keep working on my primary WIP.  No wasted effort!
  5. Susan and I were discussing this morning why I struggle with character arc.  I think part of it is that I have a very hard time tolerating weakness.  In real life, I very much have a “get over your crap and do what needs to be done, because nobody’s going to do it for you” kind of attitude.  Susan thinks that makes it hard for me to want to deal with it in my characters, who I want to see as heroic.  Whereas she tends to see the overcoming of those issues and inner demons AS heroic.  Anyway, so I’ve got homework to look at all the characters I’ve really loved and related to and list out what they were struggling with to see if I can find some sort of categories of inner demons that work for me, as it were, that I can relate to and therefore better portray.

4 thoughts on “Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Check-In

  1. Great word count for the week! Sounds like you’ve had a couple of roadblocks inserted directly in your path, but you creamed ’em and kept on trucking. Best of luck with the coming week. 🙂

  2. I can totally see that in my characters too – they never make stupid decisions, because hello! common sense! But maybe I should let them explore a little more…

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