I’ve been working on a time goal for the last few weeks. And it’s worked for the most part. But, I’ve started to sit there during the time I should be writing, just staring at the screen. So, my word counts for the hour I spend working on each project are coming in a lot lower than usual. So, I’ve decided to go back to a word count goal. I’m still working on each of my projects every day. Going for a combined total of 3000 words a day. I start out with that spread evenly across each of the projects(so 600 words/project). Then, as I write, I adjust, since it’s likely I won’t write that exact amount. Yesterday I wrote over 1100 words each on 2 different projects because the words were rolling on both. I’ve been working on them in order of which is closest to being done. But, I think I may switch that around for next week, so I have the higher word goal on the ones that are further behind. And I’ll adjust the day’s count if I write more or less for the day. Like Monday(before I started this plan), I only wrote about 2400 words. So, yesterday’s total goal was about 3600 words(I actually wrote almost 4k on these projects). I’ve only done this for one day, so we’ll see if it continues to work.
For now, it’s WiPPet Wednesday time, which means time for another snippet from one of these projects. Sharing from Shed Some Light since that’s what I’m working on as I type this up. I have 9 paragraphs(2+7) from some of what I wrote yesterday.
Her shoulders fell at that, and she dropped her head back to his chest. “Please don’t do this,” she said. “It’s not up to you to stop him. I need you here. I need you with me.”
He took a step back from her at that. “You’ve never needed me, Reza. You’ve made that perfectly clear over the years.”
He wanted to take the words back as soon as he’d said them. He didn’t know what he would have done the past few days without her. How he would have survived. And maybe that made this old wound ache even more. He needed her, but did she really need him? Or would all he ever do be to drag her down? He couldn’t stand to think it.
Tereza took a quick step back from him, and he could see the pain in her eyes. “You know that isn’t true, Carlos. You chose to stay away as much as I did. I made a promise, and I felt I had to keep it.”
“A promise to who?”
“It doesn’t matter. If you can even say that to me, you obviously don’t know me very well. So, I guess maybe I should just go.”
He didn’t know what else to say, though, and she was grabbing her coat from the hook beside his door then reaching for her purse. Then, she turned back. “You may be an idiot, Carlos, but I still love you. Which is the only reason I would have broken my promise now. I guess it didn’t mean anything, though.”
He couldn’t do anything but say her name again. Why didn’t he tell her he was sorry, that he hadn’t meant it, any of it? But, no, he just stood there like an idiot.
What promise did Tereza make? To who? What does this mean for them now?
Now, on to my progress so far this week:
- Write 14045 words between 5 projects – 7553 words. A little more than halfway and not done for the day yet.
- Protecting the Heart – 2131 words – This is now at 75% complete, which means I can start brainstorming the next one, Piers & Xavier’s story. Woohoo!
- Closing Time – 1303 words
- Shed Some Light – 2235 words
- Break on Me – 1017 words
- In the Moonlight – 1065 words
- Stained by Ashes – Compile Beta Notes as I receive them back – nothing yet
- Dance with the Devil – 910 words – 356 words
- Snow White Twist – 990 words – 273 words
- Come Back Down: Search & Destroy – weekend project
- Read: Romancing the Beat – Finish – at 92%
Dead Weight(TR Ragan)& Nothing Like Love(Abigal Strom) – finished Dead Weight(really enjoyed) and a little more than halfway through Nothing Like Love(liking it).
Strong Signal(Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell), Anything More than Now(Rebecca Paula), Better When It Hurts(Skye Warren), Fight For Me(Sharon Page), The Girl at Midnight(Melissa Grey), Down & Dirty(Liliana Hart), & Saddles & Sin(Jessie Evans) – I finished Strong Signal Monday night(LOVED!), and both Anything More than Now & Better When It Hurts yesterday. About 25% through Fight For Me so far this morning(mostly while eating breakfast). I’m actually a day ahead on my reading, since I didn’t plan to start Fight For Me until tomorrow.
Mostly blue & green! And hoping to turn the red into at least green by Sunday.