I mentioned on Wednesday that things weren’t going as well as I’d like. But, after that everything settled down again. I was able to get caught up and even ahead by Wednesday. And even with moving things to a new device. I’ve been thinking about getting a new computer. The netbook I’ve had for about 2 years now(I think) had been giving me a lot of problems. Well, my husband is going to be getting a new Surface Pro from work when he goes back next month. So, he suggested I take his older surface. I started putting my stuff on it. The only big problem I have with it is that I can’t install Scrivener on it. So, I compiled all the projects I was working on and saved them in one drive and have been working on them in Microsoft Word, which I don’t particularly care for. I did find another program that’s similar to scrivener called Quillerous. But, I can’t import my projects into it. I will be able to export them as an rtf file(which is usually what I use when I compile on scrivener), so I can always transfer them back to the computer to organize and format back in scrivener before I publish. Once I start one of the projects I’m plotting, I’ll try out Quillerous and share my opinion of it.
I’ve been getting a good bit of writing done this week. Particularly on Friday. I really wanted to meet my word count goals for the week, so I put in some extra time on a couple of the projects. And the words were flowing pretty well. I’m changing how I’m doing things for next month. I’ll be working on one project at a time, kind of. It’ll be on a day to day basis. Each day being something different. I’m hoping it will appease my side that feels I need to focus, as well as the side that wants to work on all the things. There’s actually 6 projects(the 5 in plotting or drafting stage & 1 editing). So, I won’t be working on the same one on the same days of the week.
Now, for how I did on this week’s goals:
Ready When You Are – 100 minutes/2000 words– 165 minutes/2607 words Love Who You Love – 100 minutes/2000 words– 135 minutes/2139 words By the Gun – 100 minutes/2000 words– 135 minutes/2062 words Protecting the Heart – finish Declan’s backstory, start Eva’s – I did finally finish Declan’s. About 2500 words. A little over 9 pages in my notebook. I got about 1 paragraph of Eva’s written. Rylan & Kirsten – finish Kirsten’s backstory, start Kenny’s– finished Kirsten’s(about 4.5 pages) & Kenny’s(a little over 3 pages). Stained Snow – finish read through, format, upload to Amazon(HAVE to have this done by 3/1) –all DONE. DONE. DONE. And now, I just have to wait and panic that there’s *something* I forgot or got wrong(this seems to be part of my publishing process) Come Back Down – write 60 minutes/1000 words– closer to 90 minutes/1512 words. and finally worked in the twist I thought of a few weeks ago. Coming up on to the climax. Read: She Sat He Stood – 100% –finished this. It wasn’t quite what I expected or as helpful as I’d hoped. Read: Flirting with Scandal(Chanel Cleeton), Unscrupulous(Avery Aster), Extraction(Stephanie Diaz), Full Position(Mari Carr), Midnight Thief(Livia Blackburne), Slow Ride(Cathryn Fox), & Fall for a Seal(Zoe York)I set Extraction aside. Just couldn’t get into it. Not sure if it was the book itself or the fact I was more in the mood for some light, sexy romance instead of a more dystopian. Started Midnight Thief, but it wasn’t really pulling me in either, so read Slow Ride and Fall for a Seal(1st 3 books in her Seals Undone series). Then I finished Midnight Thief. I enjoyed it, but it didn’t really pull me in that much, either. Then, I started Out of Bounds(Erin Nicholas). This is the last book on my list for the month. So, looks like I’ll hit this goal this month.
- Crochet: Leaping Stripes and Blocks Blanket – didn’t get very much done on this, but I finally got the yarn I need, so hopefully I can finish it this week.
A-Z Challenge – Plan posts(just going to work on these as I finish everything else)– I finished this and even got the first post drafted.
A little green mixed in with the blue. Just the way I like it(Okay, it’s a little better when it’s all blue. But, I’ll take this). Now, for next week:
- Work for 20 hours on plotting/writing/editing projects
- Come Back Down – 1 hour/1000 words
- Read: Description & Setting – 20%
- Read: Finish Out of Bounds then read some I have from Kindle Unlimited. Once the new month starts, I’ll start on next month’s list and read: Sutphin Boulevard(Santino Hassell), See Them Run(Stacy Green), Own the Wind(Kristen Ashley), Made You Up(Francesca Zappia), Opening Act(Suleikha Snyder), Combust(Tessa Teevan)
- Crochet: Leaping Stripes and Blocks Blanket – hoping to finish this week
- A-Z Challenge – draft posts as I have time