Friday, March 15, 2013

The 100,000th Miss

So, interestingly enough, looking at my word count goal, on Pi Day (3-14) I was supposed to have already written 20% of my word count goal, or 100,000 words.

Whoopsie, sadly, I got about a third of that.  So, I'm pretty behind as far as the word count goes.  However, we (seem to have) had a break-through with the neighbors - they've at least been quiet today!  And I have taken full advantage of that by writing my little fingers off.  I'm hoping to clock at least 3000 words today.  We have some plans to eat dinner with the beau's parents, and I agreed to help my mom out by taking my bros to school for their band contest (tenor sax and trombone).  They're going to be wearing TUXES!  That makes me laugh and laugh, we're really not a very dressy family ;)  Not to say we don't clean up nice, but I think my bros would agree that we like to kick back and relax an usually high amount.

But -around- all that, I'm getting the writing done ;)  This post is in the interval between two chapters, as I shed that last idea and fully grasp the next one.

I don't know how it is for other authors, but I can say when I have an idea I need to get out, it just runs around and around in my head.  And after I've written it, it goes silent and thankful at being expressed.  And then the next one comes up :)  Since I've been so interrupted recently, ideas have been crowding and crowding.  It's a relief to release some of them :)

If everything manages to go swimmingly today and tomorrow, there's a good chance I could crack the 40k mark.  Here's hoping!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What the Heart Wants

I haven't gotten much writing done this month, and I can sum up in one word why: Neighbors.  We've had such a hassle with them that aside from calling out the police, we've also had an appointment at the prosecutor's office.  Yes.  THAT bad.  They are disrespectful and disruptive.  We are doing our best to take the high ground.  Unfortunately that may lead us directly into the courtroom.  I'd have to say that would sadden me considerably.  It's really only one member of that family that causes 100% of the disruptions.  His wife seems quite charming, and their little girl is friendly and adorable.  I am almost positive that she doesn't know what goes on when she isn't home.  (She works and he stays home on "disability".  It breaks my heart when he goes out to cause disruptions - and even over that, I can hear the little girl wailing from inside the house.)

On a separate note, I had the craziest dream last night.  In it, I had teamed up with the always glorious Jennifer at Bookden in a campaign called "Harvest for Knowledge".  Her website promoted my books (specifically the IH series), with half the profits going to a campaign to bring books to people who might otherwise not have access to them.  The remembering is a little blurry, but basically, they could buy food or textbooks, and by buying them the books it let them buy food (hence harvest + knowledge).  Anyway, we were at 2 million of our 3 million books sold (!!!) and I got a big fat royalty check (even at 50%) and we were able to move away from our horrible neighbors.

So, I've heard dreams reflect your inner thoughts, things you'd like to see done, and I can't think of a single thing in that dream that wouldn't be enjoyable.  Working with Bookden?  Hell yeah!  Bringing food/knowledge to those in need?  YES.  Moving to a better location? :D

Now, how to set about getting this done...