Slow Progress…

I feel like I am making slow progress, but then again I try to remind myself that I DO have a not-quite-3-month-old, have just started back to work, AND am going to grad school full-time two evenings a week. No wonder it feels so slow! At any rate, I squeezed out about 1k words last night after picking up my shiny new glasses and books from Borders (for market research purposes). Not great, but not bad either! So the word count now stands at:

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27,000 / 90,000

Hoping to get at least 10k done in the next three days, though that would be pretty miraculous since we’re taking Zack to visit my grandparents for a few hours tomorrow and I have homework to do. Still, setting goals is always a good thing. I will strive for as much as I can! =)


Call for Paranormal Romance/Romantic Suspense…

The great and powerful Oz…er, I mean , Tor editor extraordinaire…has open slots for paranormal romances and romantic suspenses. Take a gander at this entry and if you have something you think might suit fire that baby up. Good luck!

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Oh Me So Boring!…

Man, my allergies are killing me lately. I was just miserable yesterday and felt like I hadn’t slept the night before even though I had. Fortunately I feel much better today.

I managed to get in about 1250 words last night on RIF, so that felt pretty good. I would have gotten a lot more but I was watching Pretty Woman most of the time I write. It came on and I hadn’t seen it in forever and I love that movie! Still, 1250 is not too shabby.

I’m hoping to get even more words in tonight. The trick will be to NOT get caught up by any TV shows. Of course, it all depends on how things go with the baby. He comes first! =)

Boy, I’m really boring. Heh.

Where DO the Weekends Go?…

Was very busy over the weekend. I did manage to finally top 100 pages on the WIP, which puts me around 25k words now. Yay! Only…er…60k+ to go! Heh…I made it to the gym on Friday night AND Sunday morning. I deserve a gold star! I’m actually getting back to the point where I (mostly) look forward to going, so that is a very good sign. Tons of baby weight to lose! Not to mention I just need to get back in the shape I was in when I lost 50 pounds. Felt so good about myself and my health.

I have class tonight and tomorrow so the likelihood of any writing being done is pretty darned close to nil. [Boring legal speak coming, ignore if you don’t care!] Continue reading

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Been so busy I forgot to update! I managed to eke out a couple thousand more words over the weekend, most of them on Sunday warring with . I am *this* close to breaking 100 pages. Hopefully–if I find the time to write–tonight. School just started again for me so on Mondays and Tuesdays I have class all evening and won’t be getting any writing done on those days. (At least not typically speaking.) By the time I get home whatever little time I have is spent loving on the baby. Who is, by the way, abso-frigging-lutely adorable! He’s smiling up a storm now and cooing and gurgling and it just melts my cold little heart. 😉

Like I said, hoping to squeeze some writing time in tonight. The book is going well and I just can’t wait to finish it so I can start the agent search again!

Such a Big Girl!…

I haven’t cried once since coming back to work. I’m SUCH a big girl! Leaving Zack at the sitter’s on Monday morning was rough. Especially since he was crying when I left and I started to get a little emotional. But I focused on all the positives and managed to make it through the day. It was such a pleasure to see him that evening when we picked him up. Yesterday was easier, and today is going even better. While I miss him, I know that this is something I have to do in order to provide for him. And the time we do spend together is going to be even more special.


That said, no writing done the past two nights. I’ve been too busy settling into our new routine not to mention exhausted from working all day. I’m hoping to get some writing in tonight, but we’ll have to see.

Back at Work Blues…

First day back at work after maternity leave. 😦 It was hard to leave Zack at the sitter’s today, but I made it. We found a nice retired couple to take care of him. The wife’s been taking care of children at home for twenty years plus they have children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of their own so he’s in good hands. I’m trying to ignore the small nigglings of guilt and focus on the positives. It is nice to see my co-workers again. It is nice to be able to shower at a more leisurely pace and have time to do my hair AND make-up. (With Daddy’s help of course.) The time we spend together now will be even more precious because it’s less. My goal is to make it through today without crying! So far, so good.


I hit my 20k goal yesterday, barely. But the book is progressing nicely so that’s good!

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20,000 / 90,000