Another Day Of Writing

I only managed 866 last night but I did bust the 5k mark, so more progress. That will make four days in a row I’ve written. I just have to give myself a pat on the back for that. As tired as I was last night–and it wasn’t until 10 that I sat down to write–I still managed to get some words in. I was 200 words shy of my goal for the evening but I’m still glad I wrote.

I’m looking at the calendar and seeing that today is August 12. I have two weeks to finish this story, polish it and send it off. Plus I need to get it to my critique partner once I finish the draft. I’m trying to keep the story simple with no real subplots so I can wrap it up in a short word count. This is a new experience for me–writing short. Especially writing romance. 🙂

I’ve had a lot of stress over the last two weeks and things seemed really out of control. I’ve been making some hard decisions on the future. I starting to really get focused on some things and know what my direction is. One of the workshops I took at conference was a career planning workshop. It was very eye-opening for me. I need to go back over my notes, type them up, and then write my career plan, set major and minor goals. I *know* I’ve said this before but I really mean it this time. I’m feeling more determined than ever.

Tonight will be about getting ready for the meeting Saturday as I have lots of things to print out and prepare. And of course I’ll need my regular writing session. I didn’t really answer any emails last night which was good because I wanted to focus on writing (and have some family time, too). If I can do another 1000 words, then I’ll really be in good shape for the weekend. I’m going to try really hard to get at least 2-4k in this weekend.

Don’t Stop Believin’

That’s what I keep telling myself. 🙂

By Michelle

I love dragons, castles, fairies and elves. I drink coffee, wine and martinis. Fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romance author. Proud Texan.