I missed last Sunday’s check in because I was taking the day off. I admit it. Sometimes, I feel like I just need to take a break from the WIP because when I work on it, I want to enjoy it and I also don’t want to force myself to get words down. Even though I do take time off, like most people take the weekend off from their jobs, I’m still making progress.
I’ve really been enjoying doing writing sprints with my ROWsis Em, and whom I will call Writing Sargent Laura because she’s so good at starting us off everyday at the same time, checking in at the midpoint and then at the end. If you haven’t done a sprint with us yet (or #wordmongering as some of you may know it), you should drop in when you can. I know that it happens at 8:00pm Brussels time, 7:00pm UK time and I think maybe 11:00am or 12:00pm somewhere in the US (just ask Sargent Laura to be sure).
I’ve been doing lots of reading. I finished Story Engineering by Larry Brooks and I will post a review on Wednesday. Now I will be starting On Writing by oh who is it again? Ummmm….oh yeah Steven King. I guess this is the one book that everyone has read. But if you haven’t, please feel free to join Tia Bach and I in reading it.
As far as the writing goes, in the last two weeks I’ve added about 7,000 words to my novel, which is less than my 5,000 per week, but I have come down with a very bad cold and this has cost me 3 days worth of writing. I’ve been doing all the good things like eating soup, drinking inordinate amounts of tea and sleeping as much as possible. The real bugger is this fever that will not dissipate. So if you know any remedies please let me know.
Now I’m going to lay down. So if you’re thinking like you’re tired of writing, just remember that at least you can write, I’m physically bed-bound.
How goes the writing for everyone else? Am I the only one who’s got the first winter cold of the season?