As I mentioned in my Mid-Week post, it was my first week back at work this week, and so I anticipated my figures would drop slightly. Especially as my kids have been up by 5 am every day (with today being an exception).
Still, I am content with the numbers I have posted. Would I have liked more? Yes. Do I want to write words for the sake of a good daily total? No. I want to write words that fit with the novel, that advance the plot and character arc.
It gives me a week total of : 6089. You can see why I am content with the achievements.
To be honest, in the middle of the week I was struggling with the plot, I had reached a place where I just couldn’t think of how to bring my characters further forward, without just saying. They walked up to the castle and knocked on the door. Now I am not writing the script to Season of the Witch two, so such lines of text have no place. (Those who have seen the film will I am sure know which line in the movie I am talking about.)
On the sales from, I am very much in – as the one and only Andrew Mocete puts in – The Rut when it comes to sales. It is annoying me a bit. I mean I don’t write my books with the sole purpose of selling millions, but because I love to write. (See this great
rant post from LM Stull about ‘Real Writers’)
I am sure I will figure it out. A case of the old Try-Try-Try-Again is appropriate and that is exactly what I plan to do.
On the reading front I Finished Tarranau by James Tallett – a review of the book and an interview with the author himself can be found further back on my blog.)
I am now reading Bits of You Pieces of Me by Kimberly Kinrade. It is not my normal reading comfort zone, but I am always interested in pushing the boundaries and learning to appreciate new things.
Best of luck to all of you NaNo-ers out there and to all my ROW80 accomplices also.