Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Workload.... wk... *cough* it's been too long

And so, my faithful blog has not abandoned me like I had abandoned her for two and a half weeks. She was still sitting here patient and waiting for my humble return. Which I have. RL is not threatening to tip the scale at the moment and I can take some time to blog about my loverly WIP "Cinder" and the words I have not quite, but still, kind of written.

*Flips back through the archives*

Goals from June 9th (wow! that was a long time ago*blushes*)

8k - CINDER
Write outline for new novel wriggling in my noggin.

Sadly, over the almost three weeks since I've posted a "goals" post, I've only written 10k. So that goal was busted a long time ago. However, I did manage to get two flash pieces out one coming in just under 1000 words and the other 743 words. AND I wrote out a skeleton of an outline for the so called "new" WIP.

I have been writing, just not as much as I had been. BUT now that the skirt has been straighten, I will attempt to keep this goal thing going, it's good for me.

"Cinder" has taken on some interesting twists and turns. My once small fear of not having enough words to fit 90k is squashed. The story has bloomed over the last few weeks, which may have been why I had hesitated on it for a squinch. The ideas needed to fester, boil, and ultimately ferment. I'm happy with the changes and the WIP is now, 66,957 and pretty.

Plus, I have written every day this week which is a bonus, I like to keep a steadiness when it comes to writing. I've always found it better for my progress. But I won't beat myself up if I skip a day or two here, my brain is a very complicated place. Far be it for me to judge the way it works.

New goals for new week 11:

8000 - CINDER
Sub out "Lana Plays with Matches"

For now, that's it until I get back into the swing of the fabulous blogging world!

Take care! Happy writing!!

Kara

17 comments:

Benjamin Solah said...

I'm still keeping you honest, so don't worry ;)

Again, 10k is still pretty good but I like how you keep pushing yourself.

K.Hinny said...

LOL!!! Thanks for keeping me honest Ben! Hope you're doing well!!

onipar... said...

Not bad. I think it's more than I've done. :-D

Lee Thompson said...

Good deal, Kara :D

Keep pressing forward!

And best of luck with Lana!

Smiles and persistence and all that jazz!

Sarah said...

So here you are! Been worried, but glad you are doing well on Cinder. Good luck

K.Hinny said...

Sarah!!!! {{{Hugs}}} I've missed you too, I went and wrote on your Facebook wall and everything! Life has been crazy, but I'm still trying and I'll get to your bliggidy blog real soon!

Hugs for the shadow!

Kara

K.Hinny said...

Onipar, Thanks! But remember output is output no matter how little! Happy writing!

Lee, Thanks! Back at ya!

Marguerite Butler said...

Hi, Kara, just following you back. If something has to fall by the wayside, better your blog than your actual writing. 10K is nothing to sneeze at.

Marguerite

K.Hinny said...

Marguerite! Thanks for stopping by and reading! I agree with ya! Have a great day!

Cate Gardner said...

10k is pretty awesome... Everyone seems to be struggling this summer. Though as the weather has descended into biblical storms, I guess I should get back on track.

Angela Ackerman said...

Goals are important, but summer can make it hard to reach one. Don't beat yourself up but keep trying. Each word is a victory. :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

K.Hinny said...

Cate - Thanks! Good luck with your own writing too!!

Angela Thanks for the comment, I'm trying to not beat up on myself too much, but it is always nice to be reminded that I'm not alone :D

Imola said...

K., best of luck!

K.Hinny said...

Thanks Imola!! Hope you're doing well!

abrokenlaptop said...

Don't be too hard on yourself! Some days your output is AMAZING. It can't be that way all of the time. :)

(But still, keep pushing!)

-Mercedes

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K.Hinny said...

Thanks Onipar!!!