Friday 5 March 2021

New Story Time!

Hey, how are you today? It's been a while since I posted an update, so here I am. 😄

This year is going really fast, isn't it? I mean, we're already in the third month. Yikes! And asides from the Wall of Dolls edit I worked on a few weeks ago, I haven't gotten stuck into any new writing projects all year. No first drafts. No revision. Just a LOT of reading and hanging out with hubby, which actually turned out to be a great (unintentional) decision since he's gone back to work.

Yep. Australia is getting back to normal and--as scary as it is--it's time to step back into the new normal. To try and get on with everyday life. To be as 'normal' as possible while still keeping social distance, wearing masks to the shops, and washing hands as much as possible. We're even getting our flu shots next month and made dentist appointments.

So, I decided that the best way to get back into the groove of things is to get stuck into a shorter WIP. And I had the perfect one too, because this little psychological tale of nightmares was totally ready to be told. I kid you not.

Look at how it went:
  • Monday: 5,746 
  • Tuesday: 11,309 (added 5563w)
  • Wednesday: 17,124 (added 5815w)
Yep. It took me three days to write the first draft. I'm not surprised because this little story of darkness and confusion has been trapped inside my head since December. But I am surprised that it ended up being 17k, because I was expecting 15k. 

Getting it done so quickly means I got the chance to squeeze in a bit of reading, as well as plan out the revision time frame. Think I'll be getting stuck into the second draft on Monday. Because it's a shorter story, I'll like to keep the habit I adopted last year: complete the story from start to finish, instead of putting it aside for months! 

And I have so many more writing projects planned...

You know, asides from the reading and writing, we're also doing a lot more walking. I'm back to two daily weekday walks, except for the days I do three. And we're keeping up with the yoga, too.

Oh, and we started watching The Office. This is a show we've never watched before, but it didn't take long to get hooked. OMG. Love this show and love these characters. We're already on season five! 😳

Well, that's it for now.

Have a great weekend!

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