The words flow from me and I’m working hard on a number of projects. I finished and published Wayfarer Evolution. I’ve got other manuscripts edited and I’m hoping to get them on the computer soon. In the meanwhile, I’ve started – or restarted – this story I’ve had in my slush pile. I’m 55K into the manuscript.
Over the weekend, I wrote 21K words to pull the story along. I can see later scenes and see how the story will unfold. I’m not sure on the climactic scene yet or if this will be a series. I am sure I like the story.
All week I’ve been adding to this story by leaps and bounds. Tonight I crept along rather than leaping. I stopped at one point because I wasn’t sure where the story was going. I came home and normally I’m opening my computer and shooing the people away. Tonight it was more – okay I can write.
The problem – I still wasn’t sure how the scene was going to go. Instead of leaping into it, I opted to go back and read through the story. I updated my character list as I had missed some. I corrected misspelling, grammar, typographical errors and so on.
I got to the end and I still wasn’t sure but I started writing. Every other night I could tell you I added 3K or 4K or whatever to the story. Tonight I added about 1500. I aim for a minimum of 50K and I’m past that. Now I’m going to write till the end of the story. If I’m any judge, I’ll probably end up with 15 – 20 K more. If I write this weekend, it is probably the amount of work I can get done in the weekend. However, I never know where the characters will take me.
This is the time I want three or four of me to be able to do all the tasks I need to do. Some of my other tasks are creating patterns to submit to the magazine which pays for them; editing; publishing; marketing as I’ve been adding my books and patterns to Mogul, Ravelry (just patterns), and Pinterest. I should be putting out review requests but I am struggling at this point because I feel like I’m not getting enough writing time.
I keep reminding myself I can only do what I can do. I’m hoping I’ll keep this juggling act going and get it all done. It’s June and I have to think about the goody bags and the basket for the raffle. I may have to edit tasks to get everything done.
It’s my hope I can keep moving forward and not get stressed by the long to do list which is rattling through my head. I keep reading the list and crossing things off. One thing at a time – it’s the only way.