Her Other Life – Day Two

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.

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.