Steady As She Goes…

Wow. Got quite a bit done today. Didn’t wind up with much writing time in the afternoon since we got busier at work than we were in the AM, but I made up for it this evening. Went to the sandwich shop in order to keep all distractions to a minimum. It closed about an hour and a half later, but I did get a solid 1,000 words in at least. When I got home I sat down to rework my plotting notecards (something new I’m trying this go-round), and what I have so far should take me through at least 20,000 or 30,000 words. I hope! Heh…Once I get farther along I should be able to plot out some more scenes and then figure out what of the remaining half of the book I can salvage…

Updated RIF word count is:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
48,777 / 85,000
(57.4%)
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Forward Motion…

Slowly but surely, I’m making progress on RIF. The additions are working so much better for me (and husband!) than the prior version. I’ve pared down the former cast of characters considerably, merging two important secondary characters into one, and that’s tightened things up. I’m also increasing the one-on-one time between heroine and hero on the front-end of the book, which is also making it stronger. Hopefully I’m headed in the right direction and JM will like it enough to make an offer!

I managed about 1,000 words this morning, and am hoping to get at least that much this afternoon. I want to carve out a couple of hours tonight to write, also. At some point I need to sit down and re-lot everything again, because I haven’t really been following the new plan I mapped out exactly. The plot didn’t want to! I’m not worried, though, everything’s coming together. Like I said–slowly, but surely.