Today’s word count is 4,131 out of 5K.
Again, I wrote all day and an entire chapter and the kids are about to be home from school any second now – so, yay? I can’t feel too bad about not making my word count goal when my progress is a chapter a day. In fact, I refuse to! 🙂
I tried taking a big dose of Aleve and writing in a recliner today. I was in a ton of pain last night. So much so that I had to take two Percocet which is something I hadn’t done since Tuesday last week – the day after my surgery.
I need to go more slowly and do less but for the love of God how much more slowly can I go than sitting on my ass in a recliner? After things started hurting in the recliner, I moved to the couch and put my feet up on the coffee table. Apparently, reclining but not too reclining is a good position.
The writing is going well. I suppose I should talk about that. I’m veering slightly from my plotting, but nothing too wild and I’m ending up in a sunnier space at the end of each chapter than I’d planned. Which is good. I’ve been a little bit worried that this book would be so much darker than my other books. I wondered if there was going to be room for humor?
What a dumbass. Like I can write anything that isn’t half sarcastic and joking. That’s my style, so I better accept it!
I’m writing about childhood and teenagerhoodishness right now and I’m drawing a ton of stuff from my own life. I’m totally using people’s real names and I keep wondering if I should change them or not because will those people read my book? Maybe? But maybe I want them to know they were asswipes in the 80’s? (That’s the name of my new cover band.)
The funniest thing about using everyone’s real name is that I would give myself the note that not all of the characters names should end in an E sound. But, I shit you not, there is a Sarah and a Melissa and then every other girl’s name ends with an E sound. And Sarah is a replacement for Stacey.
Anyway, I’m rambling and have been writing in a drug-induced haze all day, so I thought I’d blog about it? What?
Talk to you tomorrow.