Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Update - Week 34

Well, folks, it's that time again.  Let's look back at the week, shall we?

The writing slacked a bit this week.  No excuses.  Okay, maybe one or two, but still...  I only got 8335** words rewritten on Bloodflow this week.  In my defense, it's really coming together well.  And I had a couple spots where I rewrote... errr, retyped... the same damn thing without changing it and then had to go back and delete words because the scene just wasn't working.  Which is why I'm rewriting this instead of merely editing it - because I get lulled by my own words and don't do the work that needs doing to make it a better book.

**After this posted, I noticed an error in my word count data and I actually wrote 10250 last week.  Can't quite figure out how that happened.  Still, it's less than the week before and way less than I'm capable of, so instead of rewriting the above paragraph, I'm leaving it.

As for the polishing, I'm down to just over 102K, so only a couple thousand left to tweeze out before I can submit this thing where I want to.  And it's a better book for the tweezing.

I haven't really read anything this week.  And now the progress I made earlier in the year to get ahead of the goal on Goodreads has really come in handy, but is totally erased.  Next month, I'll pick up the slack.  And since a book I beta read has been published, I can add that to the goal - as soon as I can wrap my head around it enough to review it properly.

In other news, you might have heard me kvetching on FB about my AC problems.  The damn motherboard that controls the doohickey went kaput.  Good news, the HVAC guy bypassed the board for this weekend and he has a dude who will delivery a new board on Monday, which he will then install.  So we're cool again, baby.

Which reminds me, we're in a heat wave down here.  Send cool thoughts.  It was 99F on Saturday and promises to match that today.  

Nothing much else doin' here.  How are things in your world?  Anything good to report?


  1. We're headed to 105 today. I feel your pain. Excellent news on rewrites and words, even if you think you're slacking. That's a LOT of progress and far more than I got done. My marathon yesterday helped but now I find myself lethargic today and not wanting to dive in. I think I'll go face Walmart first. I need to lay in the week's supplies because Sprout returns first thing in the morning. Trying to do errands that don't involve drive-thrus while lugging him around is an exercise in "Just say no." LOL

    Hoping the permanent fix arrives tomorrow and stays!

  2. Ugh. I feel your pain, too. Thanks about the progress. I'm not babysitting a Sprout, though. I probably couldn't have gotten near as much done if I had a baby around. LOL, I just got back from Walmart. I hope your trip went well. Get those errands done so you can enjoy being with your grandson.

    From your fingers to the universe's eyes, Silver. It's nice and cool in here, and we're hoping it stays that way. Otherwise, I'm filling up the tank and driving around with the AC on. LOL

  3. Hugs on the AC problems!!! I couldn't live without it, not here in Texas. I never even wanted AC in California - temps were the same, but the humidity was soooo much lower. It's been 99 here, too, so I feel for you.

    Yay for 10,000 words! You're doing great! I admire you for retyping rather than editing in place.

    I typed in about 14 pages this week. I think I'm slowing down. Let's blame the heat. :-)