2/5: 332 words. Not bad, all things considered.
2/4: 63 words. This morning, I launched a new Lawyerpreneur podcast episode with John Hart. This afternoon, I recorded an interview for an upcoming episode. So those things meant there was almost no time for writing. In fact, I wrote a few sentences just so I wouldn’t have to post a goose egg for the day.
2/3: 402 words. I am loving this new first chapter to Walls Ascending. Nothing quite like starting the body count within the first couple of pages, I guess.
2/2: 154 works. With a serial killer as the antagonist in my work in progress, things are getting dark. I’m trying to figure out how to balance writing the darkness without celebrating it.
2/1: 420 words. Most of my scenes involve two or more people. In the first half of the scene I’m writing right now — where Agatha discovers a body — so it’s been interesting writing without any dialogue to move things forward and keep them interesting. I think I’ve done a good job of that, but really, it’s not up to me to make that determination.
1/31: 254 words. After writing the first five chapters, I discovered there is going to be a serial killer creating mayhem in Walls Ascending. So I am going in to add a new chapter one — Agatha discovers a body.
1/30: 1144 words. Despite January being a tumultuous month for word production, I may just go out on a high note after all. I went over 10,000 words today for Walls Ascending and am still feeling good about it overall. That said, I have no idea what I’m going to be writing tomorrow.
1/29: 366 words. This is the first day I’ve written since Monday. Between a work crisis that started Monday evening and carried through to Wednesday, and prepping for two podcast interview sessions (first with Barbara Hinske and then John Hart), writing took … not even a back seat. It didn’t make it into the car during the middle part of the week.
But sometimes that’s the way of things. I got back into it this morning. And I’m fully intent on finishing my current chapter today or tomorrow.
1/25: 235 words. I continue my slow but steady progress with Walls Ascending as I write through the Beginning Hook.
I also did some prep this morning for my podcast interview with John Hart that’s coming up later in the week.
But most excitingly, I got back the first blurb for Vulcan Rising:
So I’ll sleep better tonight with that in the bag, even if I inexplicably lose the hearing I had this afternoon.
1/24: 315 words. I was up and writing by 5:37am today. Pretty standard for my weekends. In fact, it was a couple minutes earlier than I got up and started yesterday.
The problem is that my 6YO woke up five minutes later. I coaxed him into staying in bed until 6:00am. But this chewed up a few of those precious quiet minutes. He popped out of bed at exactly 6:00am. The 2YO was up fifteen minutes after that.
All hope for a productive writing morning was lost, not to be recovered.