Today is my other mum’s birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mum!!! May you have many, many more. She’s off on a short holiday to celebrate her birthday, so I’m sure she’s having fun. It’s also Charli’s birthday today. HAPPY B-DAY, C! Please stop by and wish her well.
Went into work with dh yesterday and managed to write over 5K (ie 35 pages). I was so stoked. It’s amazing what no internet (ie emails and blogs) can do for ones productivity. *g* I’m going in with him again today. I doubt I’ll get as much written as I did yesterday, but I will pass page 150, so I’ll be happy. I only have 130 pages left to meet the Fast Draft goal of 280 pages. My goal is a little higher page count. I want a minimum of 310 pages when I finish the rough draft. I’m sure some of you are thinking, ‘but isn’t that way short of novel length’? It is, but it won’t be by the time I go back through the manuscript and edit. I know the book is missing a bunch of information, description, romance interactions, etc. I probably have thirty pages alone of needed additions in the first 140 pages that I’ve written. I’m a VERY sparse writer. When I write a first draft, it mainly consists of dialogue, action and a tiny bit of introspection/description. And when I say tiny, I mean TINY. It’s something I’m working on.
I’ve decided along with the writing projects that I’m trying to finish, I’m going to read through several craft books. I’m making a list of my top ten and slowly working my way through them. I don’t always find a lot in most craft books, but even a grain of help works to build ones writing. I’m currently reading SETTING by Jack Bickham. So far, it’s been helpful. It’s not a riveting read, but it has useful information.
And now that I’ve made you nod off, I’ll scoot. 😉