Her Other Life – Day Four

Today I wrote 4,471/5K.

Today was my closest to 5K yet! Truthfully, I could’ve kept going all the way to 5K but I’m right on the cusp of writing a really exciting scene which leaves me in this awesome state of living in the story until I get to write it again and it’s CRACK. It’s my favorite part of the entire writing experience.

The movie is just playing in your head on repeat and you’re tweaking the scene a little differently every time until it’s exactly right.

I stopped several times today to listen to music and build my playlist on Spotify and to pin stuff to the Her Other Life board on Pinterest. It was a snow day and the kids were up super early wanting to go play in the snow, so my writing was sporadic and interrupted quite a bit, but I was having such a fabulous time today I didn’t mind!

Remind me I said that tomorrow because we have another snow day. 😛

I was also feeling a little emotional today. I’m including a lot of things from my life in this book and with that comes introspection. It’s all good, though. My daughter and I had a dance party and I’ve kind of been sitting with the feelings and letting them be.

The fact that Her Other Life is getting to me in this way is a good sign. As I said on my personal Facebook page, the last time I cried the entire time I wrote a book was with Crossing. And, damn son, that was cathartic. So, I know I’ve got a reward waiting for me for going through all of this nostalgia/regret/pain.

Also, I might be having my period but I don’t really know it because I don’t have a uterus anymore. Ha!

No drugs for me today and no pains. I did drink a pot of coffee and eat trail mix for lunch, so um, yeah, yay health and getting back to normal.


Author: Stacey Wallace

Stacey Wallace is the author of The Retroact Saga, Day of Sacrifice Omnibus, Open Door Love Story series, and multiple short stories. Her latest novel, Her Other Life, is a stand-alone novel of magical realism.