The last couple of days didn't yield many results. I had errands and some work issues to deal with that kept me from doing very much writing. I'm on vacation, but sometimes duty calls.
Then there was the three hour power failure. This doesn't prevent writing on my iPad, but it prevents what I like to call – looking stuff up. When I research, I usually do a lot of it up front. I create a folder in my Safari browser and save websites. Then when I need them, they're a click away. Great idea until the router goes down.
I found out today my truck won't be ready until at least next Wednesday. That means my un-awesome rental will become my commuter vehicle. I'll probably have to burn more vacation time to exchange cars.
I received and exchanged critique samples with most of my group. I need to print out the submissions and mark them up. I'll probably do that in a couple of days once I get them all. This month I chose to send them several micro fictions. I busted the agreed upon word count last month, and this is my way of doing penance.
Last night, I stayed up late and hacked out a short story. It sucks, quite frankly. Drafts are wonderful things though. A draft can be repaired, but a blank page has nothing to offer. It's only at 1600 words, and should be over double that size. I'm thinking of it like an outline at this point.
Today I managed 1800 words on The Playground. That's not great, but it isn't horrible. I ended a section about some voodoo healing. (Okay hoodoo, but it reads better the other way.) I also sent my victim character to the hospital. Her parents are about to learn some of the things she's been doing.
Tomorrow I'll probably stick with my victim until the end of that section. If I'm feeling ambitious I might get back to my heroine.
If I add the writing up, I'm at 3400 words. That's fair isn't it? I think so. Can I add all my blog posts in too? Probably not.
I'm claiming some fair progress, but it wasn't one of those 5000 word days I sometimes get.
In other news, I sent off a guest post to one of my blogging friends. I think this one is going to be fun, and it's a swap, so there will be a visitor here soon. I'm still open for guests and visits, so if you have interest let me know.
My blog tour for Will O' the Wisp kicks off next week. I can still use a few sales and reviews, so feel free to visit the link in the sidebar. Maybe I should mention this is also free from the lending library and to Unlimited subscribers. The tour starts Monday, so feel free to reblog and comment. I'll be participating in the comments as much as possible.
Maybe I'll get more accomplished tomorrow, but I need a haircut too. Hmm.