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Progress Update – Breakthrough!

A Book's Progress 3

Isn’t it amazing funny annoying when you have a bunch of plans, but then your throat turns into sandpaper and suddenly everything hurts and people won’t stop saying things like “Wow, you’re coughing a lot!” (Trust me, I’ve noticed) This is my life since Wednesday-

coughing fit

Despite that, I’ve got a fair amount done. I’ve got 5,4K written on Relics of Ar’Zac #2, which brings the total to just over 50K.

I’ve finally cracked down on this personal, grown-up thing I needed to do and have been putting off for months, too, so, while doing that meant that I had less time to write, I’m relieved to be nearly done with it.

But, more importantly, I had a small breakthrough on Tuesday! As you know I made the drastic but very necessary decision last week to cut all 9,5K words from my sci-fi’s WIP. Ideas still wouldn’t come, and by Tuesday I was quite fed up with waiting for something to happen on its own (because that usually works *ahem*). So I did the only logical thingย – I got my book of baby names and started leafing through it, hoping that something would spark an idea.

And you know what?


happy dance

All plot bunnies are fixed now ๐Ÿ™‚ Before I begin writing the novel itself, however, I’ll write a prequel novella, just for myself, which will set up the events in Immortals (Temp. Title).ย I don’t think I’ve ever had this many ideas for this WIP in one go before, so I take that as a good sign.

Immortals (temp. title) is back on track, and powering ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚

happy dance 2

(You’re waiting for the but, aren’t you? Well, here ya go- )

Having said that, next week Thursday my routine is going to suffer a bit of a shock to its system. I’m used to writing in the morning for at least an hour, and I’m also someone who can’t concentrate if there are any distractions around, so things like our TV and YouTube are off when I write. As of next week Thursday, I won’t be home alone anymore in the mornings, and I don’t yet know how that’s going to affect my routine. It’s all for a good reason though, so don’t worry ๐Ÿ™‚ I am genuinely happy and thrilled about this change to our lives, but my routine won’t get through it unscathed. I’m hoping to have a better idea of how things are going to work by next week Friday.

As if my Sellybean isn’t enough of a distraction!

Until then, have a wonderful weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚



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  1. Good luck with everything!

    Oh, no, your sweet kitty couldn’t be distracting at all! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Glad you fixed all the plot bunnies. It’s such a great feeling when they all slot into place.

    Good luck with your routine change ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It really is! Especially when you’ve struggled with them for a while.

      So far so good, but we’ll see how things continue ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Congrats on fixing those plot bunnies! I’m so glad that everything is back as it should be!
    Hope the change in routine goes smoothly. It’s always difficult to work with intrusions, but if it’s a good one, the everything should fall into place ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you! Me too, I was getting so fed up of looking at it and drawing a blank! ๐Ÿ˜› To think that the fix was so simple! Silly me, trying to over-complicate things.
      It’s definitely a good thing ๐Ÿ™‚ Today was the first day of the change, and so far things are working as they should… Fingers crossed I haven’t jinxed it ๐Ÿ™‚

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