As is actually quite normal, honestly, I’m behind. It varies every single year as to when I get behind.
In 2009, I was behind for the whole first week, and then I managed to catch up and make my first win.
Normally, it yo-yos back and forth between the line between weeks two and three, and thanksgiving week.
I’m almost always behind going into week four. I’ve done dictation in the past, to catch up on a twenty thousand word deficit. I’ve managed a 6k day to finish out a ten thousand word catch up in two days.
I’m good at being behind. Usually somewhere in the range of eight to fifteen thousand words behind. Currently I’m just short of a full ten thousand behind. Well, I was this morning. I’ve managed to cross 19.2k putting me right at something like nine thousand behind. My plan? Well, it currently includes making that gap as short as I can over the course of a couple of serious writing sessions today. I’m not quite aiming for a 5kday, but I’m sure as hell going to try. (I’m also going to try one of these word crawl things that are seriously taking off this year. Harry Potter Year One – here I come – provided I find some digital dice. I should add my dice to my ML kit.)
Basically, the TL:DR of this post is quite literally – IF YOU ARE BEHIND, YOU STILL CAN WIN.
Dear gods. I’m bad at keeping most schedules, unless it’s a mundane work schedule. I’m back to working on things again.
Though, at the same time, I’m also having problems. I can pretty much confirm that I’m in a significant downswing on my standard mood block. A lot of mental illness runs in my family, and I’m not immune to the various illnesses. I’ve got varying degrees of several, and while with some significant work from my spirit, I can usually hold my shit together. Thanks to stress right now, I don’t have it together.
I know that.
This is not my normal kind of post, just so you know.
Read more “Well Well Well”
I admit, I’m bad at getting together and writing blog posts and getting them posted.
Very bad at it. But, I am working on a few posts so hopefully, it won’t be quite so barren around here.
On that note, some interesting things to know:
I’ve purchased the cover for one of my stand alone books.
I’m planning on getting that same cover artist to do the art for the O’Mally’s Trilogy, which I had originally hoped to get to an editor within the next week for release near the end of July. That’s not happening now – because I can’t work out how I’d like to do one of the stories, and I’ve still got to finish the third.
And I’m going to start posting, hopefully once a week, maybe every other week, a question that I was asked for some of my characters. So, here we go!
Also, I’m hoping to do camp nanowrimo in July, so who’s with me?
Why am I not all the surprised that I fell off the planet for the month of march?
Long slightly ramble-y post will be long and ramble-y.
For one, Spock passed away the day after my last post. It took me a week to process that. And, at the same time, a friend gave me something new to fangirl over, and I pretty much spent the month of march being a dorky fangirl, while managing to score a couple of weeks worth of decent hours.
So I’ve tagged a few things on this post and I’ll make sure if you just want to read about one thing, you’ll be able to find it with ease. (Look for it in orange. You’ll find it.)
Read more “So… Hi March, bye March, Hullo April…”
That I am really bad about blogging on a theme, I’ve decided to just blog about me being me.
I’ll cover topics like: writing (both things I think about on writing and my actual writing), health, normal and/or unusual hair colors (and taking care of one’s hair if one does that stuff), those weird occasions that I do makeup for serious, crafting, pintrest projects, some of my reactions to real world events, food (though I should be managing to keep that over on ‘& the Scribe Cooks’), living with a few different mental issues, struggling with what I’ll call the Hoarder’s syndrome (my family are all hoarders – my mother is just the neatest of them – I’m fighting to not turn fully into one), and just the various things I think of.
Hopefully, this will be interesting, and it won’t piss anyone off too much. (I need to pull a ton of pictures off my phone for this, ye gods.)
On that note, today I’m being crafty while I’m doing the rewrite of O’Mally’s Station so I can get it to the submissions editor by midnight friday. I’m hoping to have it beta read tonight, (I’m really behind on that – I’d meant to have it to my beta tuesday morning early), and emailed to the editor sometime during the afternoon/evening friday.
Today’s crafty fun begins behind the cut:
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