Another rough week that has left me drained.
And behind in word count.
Monday there were three separate stressful situations at work.
Tuesday wasn’t much better. I was off, but still stressed. And my first day off is usually pretty much a waste, productivity-wise. (Something I really need to work on…) I just never seem to have any focus on my first day off, and can’t seem to get motivated to do anything. I think I wrote maybe a couple hundred words.
Wednesday was spent trying to catch up some of the stuff that I didn’t do on Tuesday and still dealing with stress on top of stress on top of stress. I might have written another hundred words or so.
Yesterday was back to work, the first of five in a row. I’m hoping that this week will be better, but I’m going to be on Hell Hall tonight, so I’m not holding my breath.
I did make some progress, though.
I entered the edits that I’d made on the print out of Onyx Sun into the Word file – then reprinted them because I’m still not happy with it. I made some more changes on my break at work last night. (I’d like to get them entered today before I go to work but that’s probably not going to happen.)
Writing, however, is another story. (Pun not intended, honest!)
I’m 5322 words behind where I should be (for the 1K-a-Day Challenge). So with only 9 days left in the month (not counting today which is pretty well shot) I need to write almost 1600 words a day to get caught up. Yeah… right. And I only have 2 days off between now and the end of the month.
Ah, well, I do love a challenge…
It doesn’t help that I’m a bit stuck on my current novel (Book 10 of The Academy of the Accord series.) I know where I want to go, but I’m not sure how to get there from here.
So, I have options:
- I can just leave myself a note in the Word doc about needing a segue and jump ahead.
- I can work on Book 2 of The Other Mages trilogy.
- I can start something new. (I really don’t want to do that, though.)
- I can work on the alternate (originally planned) version of Book 1 of the trilogy that doesn’t have a name.
- I can write a side story for Song and Sword.
It’s so nice to have options… but so hard to choose between them. I really want to finish Book 10 of The Academy of the Accord series, and I also really want to finally finish Book 2 of The Other Mages trilogy. And I want that other version of Book 1 of the unnamed trilogy finished, too, so I can decide which version I want to keep. But I’ve been wanting to write the story of how Pashevel and Hierik met and became friends since… well, ever since I “met” Hierik.
Maybe I should come up with another option and “Roll a D6.”