I haven’t been doing much writing lately. I think it’s because of my mood and because I’m not quite sure what I want to work on. I’ve been struggling to schedule my time better these past few weeks, and I fear I’ve been doing a crappy job at it. I should be done with copy-edits by the end of this week, which will help tremendously. I only have 100 pages left on one. The other one I was doing got canceled, so that opens up free time for me.
My issue is what to work on. There is a short story submission I’m interested in writing for and I have 3 novels to write for release in 2016. But which one to work on first? ::bites nails::
See my problem? Oh well…back to editing I go I guess.
Here’s my ROW80 update:
1. Write 1667 words a day.
This is not so much going on. I wrote about 1400 words one day the second half of last week on a new short story, but I’m not so sure how much I like it. It might end up scrapped.
2. keep up with all blog posts ROW80, WIPpet, Open When and add in 1 extra post a week
This is going well. Didn’t do Open When last Saturday for personal reasons not because I forgot. But…hopefully this weekend!
3. Edit at least one chapter a week on something.
Definitely did this. Edited a few chapters of my own. Two chapters for this copy-edit. A few chapters for a beta read. A few sermons in there.
4. crochet one round of border a week
Done! One more round to go and I will be done with the afghan. At least the crocheting part. Still have to clean it up and wash it. =P
Now for my WIPpet. See issue above. I’m not sure what to pull from. I haven’t written anymore on Grace through Redemption since we last spoke (=P), so I’m not quite sure what to share from. I’ve been thinking a lot about this short story I wrote a bit ago that I want to transform into a novel…and just the characters in the piece and how to go about that.
While I’m decided what to post for this snippet…I’ll announce that I’ll get to everyone tomorrow. My mom flies in Friday and tonight is date night and work day with no internet at the office. I will actually make an effort to get to everyone too, unlike what I have been doing these past few weeks. ::has been lazy and busy and guilt for not doing it::
Okay…I’ve been staring at this for 45 minutes now trying to figure out what the hell to post. Here’s the last bit from the first chapter of Grace through Redemption. Something of which I really need to get my ass in gear on and write. She’s still dealing with the punk kid drug dealer from last week. You get 8 paragraphs because 1 + 7 = 8
Counting through the cash and looking at the drugs, all neatly packaged for distribution, Grace checked on Cole periodically. Once she had everything straight in her head, she turned back to him with a hand on her hip.
“Care to tell me, again, what you were doing here?”
“Yeah, I bet.”
She put him in the back seat of the cruiser, gathered his items and put it into a bag. She took her time getting everything ready. She tested a bit of the drugs, making sure it was cocaine like she thought it was before storing the test, drugs and his personal items in her trunk.
Slipping through the slush and finally feeling the cold in her sock, Grace walked to the front of her cruiser and opened the door. When she got back into the warmth of her cruiser, she looked at Jules and nodded. “He didn’t have a gun on him this time, but the last time I arrested him he did.”
“The last time?”
“Repeat offender,” Grace muttered and stuck her car in drive.
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26 thoughts on “So little to choose from … #ROW80 and #WIPeptWednesday”
Ah, yes. losing the groove. I know that one right now very well … I need to start showing up for sprints again …
Hope you get things sorted out soon! And great snippet once again, btw. :)
I think they’ll get sorted out real soon. Just have to finish up a bit of editing since I’ve been overwhelmed with it. I took on way too many copy-edits.
Yeah, I can relate to not doing much writing. I’ve done bits and pieces of about 6 things since the beginning of the month. Sigh.
I’m happy to see Grace again, though. I do love her. I’m reading between the lines here on her thoughts about the repeat offender.
Read between the lines away. =P She’s not about to tell Jules what she’s really thinking.
I think the new year will be a good time to start fresh.
I imagine Grace must get very jaded doing what she does.
I think Grace wavers on the line of being jaded. Sometimes she is and sometimes she’s not, but she’s definitely right on the brink of it.
Think you’ll tip her over the jaded edge?
She has a bit
:-( You almost have to, I think, if you work in law enforcement. It’s so hard to maintain a sunny view of the world when you’re the one dealing with all the dark.
It is. And i think thats a huge reason why she and Amya get along so well and why she loves hanging out with her BFF Crystal whos a fifth grade teacher and why she got so mad when she caught Crystal drinking and driving
I feel your pain! It’s hard to find something to post when you’re not writing much. :)
I enjoyed your snippet, though. Lots of characterization in a small space.
Yeah. I’m not writing much, and the one thing I am writing on, I’m not sharing from since it’s a co-written pieces. Definitely makes it difficult.
Thanks! Grace is definitely a strong character…who likes to kick me in the ass sometimes =P
Drug dealers. *wrinkles nose* I know they’re human and I need to show them compassion on some level, but the way they take advantage of people who maybe made one very foolish mistake and got hooked is despicable. My kuddos to Grace.
Because drug dealers didnt make one foolish mistake and get hooked?
Heh. Touche. But, if you think about it, it almost makes it worse, because then they go out and drag more people into their misery.
To keep their own high. Logically it makes sense. If something feels good, you want people to do it. This just happens to be an addicting bad-for-you feel good thing
I still think it’s despicable. :-P
Haha i didnt say it was the best thing! Just that i can somewhat understand it
It’s hard to get back into the groove. I took a five-ish month break and I’m totally lost sometimes.
I was hoping your snippet would be another part of Grace’s story. I do enjoy reading about her :)
So hard to get back in the groove.
Haha im glad you enjoy her. Right now i want to tie her down and make her write out her own story.
It’s hard when you get out of your writing routine to get back into it. I’m looking forward to the holiday break and spending time with hubby and family, but I know that it might be tough to get back into my writing schedule afterward. Good luck!
Curious to see where Grace’s story is going… :)
Its going to the end! ::is a smartass::
Yeah. Im going to try from today onward to go back to writing in the mornings. I need it to stay sand
“Yeah, I’ll bet.”
So very much held in those four little words.
For me, writing is in ebbs and surges. I use the ebbs to do more administrative things: revisions, planning, blogging, hometending, going out and doing things with my family and myself.
Here’s hoping that your ebb shifts to a strong surge.
I’m happy you chose Grace this week. I like her, and really want to get beneath her surface – she fascinates me.
My your holiday season be merry and at least a bit more relaxed. =)
Thsnks!! Yay Grace is awesome! I love her
I like that she doesn’t really come clean with her motives and thoughts. Grace certainly has a lot of layers.
I certainly can relate to falling out of the groove. Hoping to get back in myself. You will, too.
Yeah i like it too. Makes her more realistic.