Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Update - Week 36

Hey all.  Sorry I'm late.  I thought about scheduling this right as I was getting ready to shut down for the night and I was so tired, I just skipped it. 

Sorry also for last week's pity party.  Bleh. 

AND sorry for the infrequent posts.  I've been busy in some ways and lazy in others.  Plus, the only things I can think of to post about are all ranty, and let's face it, the world is insane enough without you having to see that here, too.

So anyway, here's what I did in week 36:

In writing, I re-wrote 15629 on Bloodflow last week, bringing my running total to 95305 with about 47 pages left to rewrite.  If I average 300 words a page, that leaves me with about 14K to add to the book, which will bring the finished total on this draft to 110K. A little on the hefty side, but I think I know where I can trim.  And hey, I trimmed 9K out of Wish in One Hand by just tightening the prose...

Oh yeah... I got that polishing project for WIOH done.  I still need to go through it and make sure I didn't make any mistakes while I was polishing, but for intents and purposes, this sucker is good to go.  I started reading through it last night.  Part of my problem is I've seen these words so many times, it's easy for me to just scan past potential mistakes.  Soooo, I loading the thing onto my Kindle and then changed the font appearance - you know, to shock myself into looking at it differently.  We'll see how that goes. 

In bruise news, my northerly gluteous maximus is a lovely shade of yellow.  TMI?

On the garden front, my yellow mum is blooming, as are the white mums.  The red and the purple ones have buds, but no flowers yet.  Also, my marigolds in the wildflower bed are looking lovely - I just need to weed up there.  Thankfully, the temperatures have finally gotten out of the 'OMG it's hot' stage so I don't feel like I'm desiccating every time I step outside.

How are things in your world?


  1. Yay for being so close to finished on both novels!

    There's been a lot to rant about this week, hasn't there? I think the old "write it and delete it" idea may be the best approach to maintain our sanity.

    LOL! It sounds like you match your mums. ;-)
    We're just starting to cool down here. I'm sincerely looking forward to fall weather.

    My NF project is looking too long again. I think I'll have 600 engravings before I'm done, and that only covers one decade. I may need to trim out some pictures. I can't see going in 5-year increments, but I may need to consider it.

  2. FWIW, I enjoy your rants. Congrats on getting so much writerly work done this week.

    My world? Rain Saturday, which we desperately needed. A bit cooler before it heats up again, and then a slid to cooler temps later in the week. I am SOOO ready for Fall!!!

    Rereading my Moonstruck series to construct the wiki/series bible and finding all the things I want to change. LOL Typical writer.

    Considering a nap today. Sprout arrives tomorrow morning bright and early. I need to enjoy my alone time while I have it. ;) Upward and onward!