Sunday, December 30, 2012

12/30 Count

Words today: 252

Total: 10,482

Word deficit: 102

I got a late start writing today. The Son had a play date, and the plan was that the mom would drop his friend here and then go to the gym, and I would write while loosely supervising the two kindergarteners running around the house with lightsabers. Instead, she got her car stuck sideways in our nightmare of a driveway, so we had tea and a nice visit while we waited for her husband to come pull her out. And then I had to fix the boys' lunch, and then they wanted to go outside and build a snow fort, and then I had leave for tutoring minutes after the mom picked him up, and there went my writing time.

Tomorrow my mother-in-law is taking The Son on a day trip to visit her parents (who are now coming up on their SEVENTY-FOURTH wedding anniversary), so for the first time in a week and a half I will have a lot of time to read and write. My goals for the day:

1) write the day's 250
2) make up the 102 deficit
3) finish scene work for the next upcoming scene
4) do scene work for the scene after that --not going to finish this today, but it's in progress
5) finish reading Quatrain
6) write "books read in 2012" blog post
7) write "december reflections" blog post


  1. You're reading Quatrain? That's on my to-read! How is it?

    Looking forward to your posts--writing some posts today is a big to-do for me, too.

  2. I like Quatrain. It's four novellas, and they aren't as satisfying as a Shinn novel would be. I wanted to read it primarily because each novella takes place in a different Shinn world, and I've been wondering what else by her I should read. The second novella was my favorite; the world is from the novel Heart of Gold. The last one has made me want to give the Twelve Houses books a a try, too.

    Have you read Troubled Waters yet? I LOVED it-- total desert island book for me. It's a newer world of hers, and I desperately want her to set more books there!