Ten Days to Book It! #2

As always, I’m being rubbish. Except that I’m not actually being rubbish. The weekend just got really busy. My friend got married and I was a bridesmaid. What was supposed to be a weekend, instead took most of the week. This meant a week of no words. Well no Our Hero Rhea words. I wrote and did a speech… I know right? But now I’m back in Our Hero Rhea world and have re-done my graph to include an extra line to make up for not doing exactly what I said I was going to do.

My plan is still to finish at the end of October. I want it drafted by the 30th October. That’s still 2000 words a day! Then I’m going to put it aside ready for a fresh book for NaNoWriMo. (Or maybe Quaybrooke because it’s been far too long since I worked on that.) Then December will be a lot of editing. I find swapping between a couple of different projects more fun, especially in the editing stage.

Back to the Book It!

I’m on 6000 words. It’s going well. I’m not looking back. And I’m getting the words down. I think they’re good words? Maybe. I sent the first 5000 words to my uni supervisor… he thought he’d got rid of me.. mwhaha!

Today was the first day in a while that the only thing I had to do was write. And it was really nice. I know I say this a lot but I’m convinced that this is how I want to spend all of my time. I feel all tingly and happy.

Having said that, the actual writing has gone very very slowly. At the moment I can’t quite pinpoint why. It might be because I’m rusty. It might be because I’m feeling a lot of pain from the weekend. (Fatigue mostly but a journey past my childhood house and a lot of socialising are definitely coming into the pain spectrum.) It might also be because I’m adapting something so I’m trying to hard not to re-write but keep the spirit of the story. Maybe it’s a combination of all three of these things. We’ll discover more as the days go by.

That’s all for this update.

Check out the first Book It for the graph.

Thanks for reading!

Also, check out this mac and cheese! I know food Fridays have disappeared, I need a new phone with space to store the photos.

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