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So, far this week has been going pretty well on the writing front. I still haven’t quite adjusted to the time change, so I’ve been waking up even before my alarm goes off in the morning. Of course, this affects me on the other end as well. Sunday, I was falling asleep on the couch before 9 p.m. But, the earlier hours do make it easier for me to get up and write before the kids wake up. Anyway, here’s my progress so far this week:

WIP:  I wrote another 913 words after my check-in on Sunday for a total of 2243 which brought my WIP up to 10,105 and put me about 100 words over where I needed to be to stay on track. So, I was able to catch back up at least. On Monday, I wrote 1591 words which kept me on track but didn’t put me ahead. I decided I wanted to have some padding in case there’s a day when I don’t get to write much(or at all with the holidays coming up). So, I decided I’m going to shoot for at least 2000 words a day. Yesterday I managed that with 2311 words, all written before lunchtime. That put me about 700 words above the minimum I needed. I’m still going to try to write the 2000 today but so far I’ve only managed just under 700. I’m only about 300 away from what I need to stay on track, but I’m hoping to at least get close to 2000 for the day.

Exercise: This has been a big fat fail so far this week. The motivation is just gone. No excuses for it really. I need to kick my butt in gear and get back to it.

Blogging: Checked in on Sunday, got my knitting post up on Monday, so after I post this check-in, I’ll be right on track. Just need to do the family post on Friday.

And I just thought I’d share the synopsis I put up my novel page over on nanowrimo. I’ve never really written one before(the one I had on my novel page last year was really bad), and I basically took it from the 1 page summary I did during outlining with some adjustments. It’s rather rough(and might completely suck), but feedback is welcomed.

*Just a note: I suck! lol. As soon as I hit publish, I realized I forgot to actually put the synopsis here. So, here it is:

Personal bodyguard, and former Marine, Casey Brannigan, is approached with a job offer he does not want but cannot turn down. He does not have patience for crooked politicians or weak-willed women but that’s exactly what he thinks he’s facing when Senator Blaine approaches him with a job. His daughter, Emelyn, has been receiving threats against her life. He wants someone to protect her while the police look for the person behind the threats. He doesn’t agree with the politician’s policies or respect the woman he thinks is nothing more than a pretty face, but he needs the work after a failed job.

Casey thinks this will be an easy job and goes by himself to her house to watch her. But, there are problems from the start. He finds his feelings for her deepening as he realizes there’s more to her than what you can see on the surface. But, he’s afraid to get too close and lose her as he did his fiancee several years earlier.

When Emelyn is taken under his watch, he throws everything he has into finding her, even calling on people he has not spoken to in years. But, as time starts to run out, he fears he will never see her again, let alone confess his true feelings for her. As he closes in on the man who took her, he is forced to face the past he’s tried to leave behind. Will he find her in time or will he have to bury another woman he loves?

Comments on: "Writing Wednesday: Check-In & a Synopsis" (4)

  1. I know what you mean about the time change! Around 9pm my eyes start to droop. But first thing in the morning? I’m on it. Good job on the WIP. Don’t feel bad about the exercise. Just resolve to do better and keep trying.

  2. nice job on your WIP! Keep it up 😉

  3. Fallon, I hope you know, I see your updates everyday in my email, I’m so cheering you on. I’m so impressed with the progress you are making! And writing a synopsis is an art all in itself. But taking the time to do so now saves you SO much headache later when you’re marketing. Even I, a self-published author who followed the Snowflake Guy’s method, have worn that one sentence recap to death! It’s perfect though to quickly pitch to readers, reviewers, other authors. When you can get someone’s attention with 1 sentence, they immediately have a confidence in your writing.

    Keep going woman! I can’t wait to read it!

  4. I would definitely read that book based on your synopsis! And I like the name Casey Brannigan–it sounds so strong and competent.

    Great job on the word count. Keep up the good work!

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