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So far, my attempts at relocating the writing organs has been somewhat successful. I have gone to my new “office” twice so far, and both times managed to come out with a collection of words … maybe even some worth reading. Last time it was a couple of blog posts. This time a blog post again, but that was while waiting for something to download. But I manage to actually push out a couple of thousand words in one of my manuscripts, almost finishing a chapter that has been eluding me for quite some town now. It is a key chapter in forwarding the story along the path it has chosen, and I was having a lot of difficulty finding the words to make it happen. It did not help that I also lost my motivation and energy … especially while at home. I am not sure it is just a renewal in desire or the change of scenery is actually helping, but either way it seems to be working right now.

There is one slight drawback though. Since I am now sitting at a bar, for several hours, the temptation to spend money that I really can’t afford to spend on snacks and maybe even the occasional drink is pretty strong. So I also need to beef up the discipline, which is my true weak spot. The challenge is on!

Updated stats:

  • RAYSON’S story
  • Previous word count:    71375
  • Chapter:     21 finished
  • Current word count:      74505
  • Chapter:      22 
  • GUSTY’S story
  • Previous word count:     25658
  • Chapter:      18 Finished  
  • Current word count:      26569
  • Chapter:      19 Finished

It is amazing what having a chat with the right people can do. Some people offer encouragement. Some offer empathy. Then there are those that offer a good bitch slap upside the head and say get on with it already. Whatever did the trick, I managed  to pump a few more words out on one of the novels, and have enough ideas floating around still to maybe even continue for a day or three. We shall see. For those who are care, the current word count is now:

  • RAYSON’S story
  • Previous word count:    69547
  • Chapter:     20 finished
  • Current word count:      71375
  • Chapter:      21 
  • GUSTY’S story
  • Previous word count:     25658
  • Chapter:      18 Finished     
  • Current word count:      26569
  • Chapter:      19 Finished

The most current status of the books:

  • RAYSON’S story
  • Previous word count:    57240
  • Chapter:     17
  • Current word count:      59456
  • Chapter:      17 Finished
  • GUSTY’S story
  • Previous word count:     24241
  • Chapter:      17 Finished     
  • Current word count:      25658
  • Chapter:      18 Finished


I took a long hiatus on my book projects … much longer than I realized and certainly much longer than I had any plan of doing. For multiple reasons I have found myself both supremely unmotivated and uninspired in continuing either of my books in the last couple of months. Not sure what exactly changed today (other than a dare/challenge from a friend), but I pumped a thousand or so words out on one of the stories tonight. Hopefully this will be the kick I need to find my rhythm again.

Progress Reports:

  • RAYSON’S story
  • Previous word count:    49567
  • Chapter:     14 Finished
  • Current word count:      52134
  • Chapter:      15 Finished?
  • GUSTY’S story
  • Previous word count:     22363
  • Chapter:      16     
  • Current word count:      24241
  • Chapter:      17 Finished


An excerpt …

An excerpt …

Lacking something bloggy yet desiring to post SOMETHING, I have heeded the request of one or three people and am including an excerpt from one of my book projects. Enjoy (I hope): Five minds shared a dream. One mind untouchable by shadow; one thriving on it. Three minds falling in between. One feminine mind, four ... Read More