You know how a slinky bends and twists and looks awesome (including that walk down the stairs thing they do)? You can get them in lots of different colours and sizes, though the huge, palm sized ones are my favourites. And you know how you can play with them and twist them and manipulate them but, if you handle it ever so slightly wrong, you get into a mad tangle that’s near impossible to undo?
I’m a slinky.
Not in the bad, totally-tangled-up kinda way, but in the walking-down-the-stairs-in-gentle-flicks-that-looks-quite-cool-but-could-end-quite-badly-when-I-hit-the-bottom way.
Ha. How’s that for an evening analogy? 😉
Actions Last Week
Write 12.5k words of ‘On A Knife Point’
Close. Veeeeeeeery close. I got to 11.5k before I just couldn’t do any more. And even those words were hard won. I feel like I can’t quite get into the story (I was whining about this during #writingchat on Wednesday) and the first 1,000 words took three days. That really hit my morale because traditionally, 1,000 words takes two hours. On a good day, it takes 30 minutes. Sometimes I forget what it’s like to struggle, so it’s simultaneously good for me and really freakin’ annoying. Fortunately I’m okay now. Hopefully. Maybe.
Read half of ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’ to highlight ‘underwritten’ passages
Oooh, you’ll love this. This is an example of tired Illy not thinking straight. I decided not to persue this goal actively because Dave still has my proof copy and I didn’t want to be reading the piece on the computer.
See the issue here? This is the book that, if I wanted, I could publish tomorrow…
I could have just put it on my Kindle!!! Would you believe I didn’t think of my eReader until exactly 15 seconds ago? *head desk* Ah well. Maybe this week.
Activities For The Week
It’s the week from hell. I’m away from home right now and won’t be back until tomorrow. Dave has BUCKETS of work to do for his show on Friday and simply cannot give me extra time. While I want to work, he’s going to be delicate anyway given stress and the funeral he’s about to attend tomorrow. I want to be there for him. Issue two of Fab Fables punishes tomorrow and I still have one story to format for conversion. Plus Raven is nagging DSB to get some of her own stuff stuff done.
Think it’s going to be a K.I.S.S. week.
- Write 12.5k words of ‘On A Knife Point’
I need to do some more jiggling. If I’m honest, I’m glad this month is nearly over as I feel the need to adjust the plan I’m following before I can work? Is that a bit weird? Plus DSB has cut off our crisps and chocolate supply, meaning I’m pretty unstable and rabid right now.
Yes… it’s a health thing and it’s necessary, but it doesn’t make an addiction any harder to break. Because that’s what it is. An addiction. Well… this is day seven. So far, so good. I know if we can keep it up we’ll all be happier for it.
I hope your writing week is going well and that you’re achieving all that you want to achieve.