#ROW80 Check-in #12.5

I’m superstitious about the number 13. πŸ˜‰

This has been a pretty productive week, I think. No writing, though, because I’ve been copyediting part 2 of our May release. What a great book! I’m about 30 pages from the end and I am DYING to find out what happens next!

I’ve still been tired but not as tired as before, so that’s a good thing.

Here’s the rundown:

Ever Touched/Covenant/8 minutes a day – Nada, but Thoughts Have Occurred.

Planner – Yes! And I even filled in this week! I’ll need to adjust as I go, as things come up, but it’s at least started.

Water – Every day except two. (Usually, if I get home late from wherever I am, I skip the water so I’m not getting up to use the bathroom at night).

Darkroom – As I mentioned last week, I got all the old chemicals dumped and ready for disposal in September. These past few days I have been researching dilutions and my particular developer to see if my grand plan is going to work (using old developer, one of the chemicals for film development. I’m reading that it keeps forever if kept in a concentrated form, which I’ve done). I need one more chemical to come — I had to special order it. And then it’s developing time! (As it is, I really need to finish copyediting first, so it’s just as well.) I also bought 2 rolls of b&w infrared film which I am itching to try! I need really good sunlight, though.

Physical activity – 3 times, 2 of which were walking! Yay!

New project idea – Yeah, they’re coming fast and furious! I have an idea for a horror novel that involves a drug to resurrect people (but not as zombies!) and a limbo place between life and death, and people who are addicted to going there. And naturally, Bad Things Happen. So that’s been gnawing on my brain for about two weeks. I am going to experiment with actual plotting (ye Gods) to see if maybe I can somehow get it written faster. When, no clue! I have a lot on my plate already. I’m calling it Elysium for now.

I think that’s it! Here’s to another (hopefully) productive week!

8 thoughts on “#ROW80 Check-in #12.5

  1. Wow, you’re doing fantastic on your goals and that horror novel idea sounds awesome…and scary. Great combo in my opinion! πŸ˜€

    I used to be a pantster when it came to my books, and then one day decided to see of being a “planner” would make my writing faster and/or better. (This was after reading many posts on being a planner by Kait Nolan, Jamie Gold, and others). While the words per session slowed a bit, the quality hitched up many, many notches and I found that the structure really snapped into place. I could never go back to being a pantster now. Good luck trying it out!

    Have a great week and happy writing!

    1. Thank you, Kat! My process is very slow and messy, and I think this may help. It’s interesting to hear about your experience. πŸ˜‰ Gives me hope.

  2. What a cool idea! I love the bit about being addicted to limbo. LOTS of possibilities there!

    Like Kat, I’m a former pantser. Now I save the pantsing for some of my TnT stories, and use a variety of open-ended plotting methods instead, which tends to stir up my thoughts, give me just the right amount of structure for me – and that all-important need for my characters to have lots of room to live their own lives, which, when things go right, they do way better than I could ever plot it.

    Glad you’re feeling better, even if you’ve still got a way to go. And I’ll be eagerly awaiting the new batch of pictures, whenever they’re ready! =)

    1. Thanks, Shan! I’m completely fascinated by the idea.

      I think I may end up a lot like you — some structure, but leaving room for possibilities. I simply can’t know everything or the story stalls. I have, in the past, done some planning with some success. Ever Touched, my main WIP right now, was partially plotted. But I still feel the need to plan more to hopefully help the messy revision problem. We shall see. πŸ˜‰

  3. Still hovering between a pantser and a planner, but your post and comments here help me lean more to the planning. Love that “bad things happen” as a shorthand for plotting conflict and twists into your story. Congrats on getting 2/3 for exercise. I’m still thinking more than doing for that goal! Have a great week.

  4. Hi Beth! I used to be like that before I went all in with pantsing. Now I’m swinging the other way. Yeah, exercise is so important. That’s why I am trying to get into some kind of routine. I haven’t been successful yet, but I’m working on it.

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