#ROW80 Check-in 5/18/14

Doing fairly good over here. I’m writing again, hoping the wrist holds up. I’m considering going back to voice recognition, at least part of the time. I need a new headset though — the one you get is heavy and gives me migraines. I found a smaller, less bulky Bluetooth headset on Amazon. Just need the money to buy it (it’s not cheap).

Awaken Me is going well. I’m pretty much winging it, and the plot is moving a bit faster than I planned. I think that’s okay, actually, as I want it to be no longer than, say, 50k. Possibly less.

I also wrote some poetry — 2 poems and 1 haiku. It feels nice to be writing poetry again. I’ve been jotting down every single possible phrase that comes to my mind that remotely sounds poetic. Just need to get deeper into the mindset. I used to write a ton of poems a day — well, actually, they were freewrites that I turned into poems. This is before I started writing novels. I’d like to — ideally — write 1000 poems. I know that sounds crazy, but it’s something to aim for, and there’s no deadline, really. (I got the idea from another poet’s website. He actually gave himself a deadline, though.)

And lastly…my muse wants me to write the first scene of Soulfire today. After weeks of procrastinating, she’s saying today’s the day. Muses are crazy sometimes.


Words written: 1,101 words / 5,701 words total
Words remaining: 29,299 words
What’s happening: Beth is discovering some stunning secrets about herself
What’s next: Her initiation into the group
Feeling: Okay, I suppose. Wrist is already getting twinge-y, dang it.
Eye report: Twinge-y but tolerable
Chocolate consumption: At least a few pieces a day since the last check-in. It helps stimulate brain cells. *nod, nod*
Mood music: The Fray and the Goo Goo Dolls

5 thoughts on “#ROW80 Check-in 5/18/14

  1. I don’t think the muses are crazy… I think it’s about connections between disparate things, and sometimes that takes time to happen.

    A huge pat of the reason I keep many projects in play and more on tap is that I’ve learned that I can’t force or rush those connections (well, actually, I could, but it would yield cappier writing, so why bother?). When something captures my interest, I run with it; when I have no ideas, I let it go and play somewhere else,,,and, sooner or later, the ideas begin to come.

    I want you to know that I am eating Intense Orange Dark Chocolate right now, in your honor (and because the nice guy who sleeps with me loves me enough to put up with my writing and my dark sweet obsession…).

    Hope you can get your new headset soon!

    1. That’s a good point about connections. I’ve always, with few exceptions, worked on one novel at a time. However, I think it wouldn’t hurt to play with new ideas once in awhile.

      Yay for Orange Dark Chocolate! Sounds yummy!

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