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Small update

Just a small update.

I discovered this morning that I don’t have the notes I did on HR, they are stuck on a hard drive that is out of commission due to a fried processor. So, I will have to set it aside once again. Hopefully I can get my files from the old hard drive soon.

I’m picking up on HCD again, I started well, better than I had hoped for, even. Then realized that the higher race is about to enter the story, and I don’t have them quite nailed down yet. So, pausing to work up what they are like, then I will be able to move ahead.

Belated Happy Vday

Wishing everyone a belated Happy Valentine’s Day. Hope you had a nice day with the loved one(s) of your choice =]

I finished the rewrite of the first 17k+ of the old WiP, which I still don’t have a working title for, just something to refer to it by. =/

I’m starting to pick up where I left off, hopefully I can get back into the groove of that piece.

The old WiP is a historical romance, maybe I’ll use HR as an abbreviated, working title. I’ll go with that and if it changes will keep this updated to reflect that.

Happy writing, writers. =]

Dusting off

Just an update on what I’m doing:

I’m dusting off an older piece, I started it at least 5 years ago, I got it to a point and got stymied on a new character and what she would do for the plot.

I had Word when I was writing it, now I’m using Works, so things got a litle garbled when I opened it. A few parts moved, there was a lot of coding embedded throughout. (went from 27 pages down to 17-it was a mess!) I just finished cleaning it up, and read a bit as I went along, it definitely needs work. Tense switching, repetative dialog and I saw some general lack of coherency/consistency. But with a bit of work, I think it will be worth going back to.

HCD is stalled, I don’t like recent days’ writings, but won’t know how much to chop until after I continue. But its hard, because I don’t want to go off in a pointless direction with more writing stemming from the work I have done. So, I’m going to write on the romance while I flog HCD in my head until I can figure out what’s going on and where to go from here. I don’t think I had a clear enough internal outline in my head when I started, but moot point now, I have to deal with it. Maybe I’ll be more careful and better prepared next time, after having learned from this.

I don’t have a working title for the old wip, yet. Will hopefully find one that fits when I finish reading what I have.


I haven’t written much in the last couple days.

My RA was acting up, haven’t been sleeping well, then I’ve had a headache for almost three days, makes it hard to think.

I’m going to try tonight, though, even with the headache. RA isn’t killing my wrists, and I don’t use my hips/knees/ankles to write so to hell with them.

Recent writing news

On the 4th, I wrote 4,646 words, I was so impressed with myself.

But, yesterday, my wrists were hurting, right one especially, and I couldn’t type. I tried for awhile and got 504 words, but had to stop.

So far today, have written nothing. My left forefinger keeps almost popping out of place as I type with it. =3

I don’t know if the high word count is to blame, or if its just the RA in general. Either way, its hindering my writing.

Hoping later today/tonight is better and I can get some work in. =]

The words are flowing today

Written: 2Feb10

I’m almost to 2,500 words. Actually, I might be over, I haven’t done a word count in a bit.

Did some spot research and planned out the layout of a hospital, and a ward in it, and the schedule of the patients’ days.

I still have no idea how long this story will end up being, I would guess at least 80k? Though, that depends on how things play out after the transition. We’ll see.

I’ll keep you updated.

Happy writing, writers. =]