Roll a D6?

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:

  1. I can just leave myself a note in the Word doc about needing a segue and jump ahead.
  2. I can work on Book 2 of The Other Mages trilogy.
  3. I can start something new. (I really don’t want to do that, though.)
  4. I can work on the alternate (originally planned) version of Book 1 of the trilogy that doesn’t have a name.
  5. 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.”







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