After pissing and moaning and generally procrastinating, I finally got down to typing in my notes for Spirit Cats from this past week. I’ve blown whatever time I might have had to write new material on my ‘weekend’, but I made some changes here and there, added a teeny bit, and went back and corrected the smart-quotes on the documents I had imported earlier. (Something that will need to be done with SparrowKing someday … arg … some 80,000 + words with nary a quotation mark in the whole thing, thankyouverymuch Liquid Story Binder.)
While fixing the quotes, I re-read a bunch. Surprised to find how sassy I had started the M.C., and how much I liked it like that. She’s sorta being hammered on both sides in Chapter Three, so I can’t blame her for not being her normally semi-snarky (entirely stereotypical?) self?
It was about 1,400 words, which is something. Not a lot, certainly not NaNoWriMo levels, but it’s something. It’s more than I had last week. I’m pushing myself to write more at work, even if it’s only a sentence, a paragraph. I have to get back to writing every day. And watching it slowly build up is encouraging. I’m writing down how many words I manage to eke out every day. Overall, my story is at about 14,250 words, including all the ‘snippets’ that will be incorporated into the novel. (I guess I can call it a novel now.)
Still, it felt good to get it all down in the computer.
Which reminds me, I need to start figuring out a backup routine.