Saturday, May 19, 2012

Checkin' In


I'm working on: 3rd novella, now called Simple Treasures.
I'm feeling: TIRED and frustrated!
I'm specifically working on: weaving in new writing with bits and pieces of what I wrote before.
I'd like: to sleep for 7, 8 straight hours. I've been averaging 4-5 a night this week. I'd also like another couple of hours stuffed into each day. Who's going to work on that for me?

I'm supposed to be finishing it up so I can send it to my FANTABULOUS Critique Partner sometime today. Am I? 
Nope. I'm pleased I've been making steady progress (until last night where I only wrote a couple hundred words), but I just can't work any faster. I did send chapter 1 to my CP earlier in the week, but that was it. I learn so much as I create the rest of the story, and I need to revise again before I send it to her.

As of right now....I'm about 7500 words short of a full novella. I've got the plans, I know what's happening, I've got the inspiration to do it. I'm hoping I can knock off a HUGE chunk of it today since I have an entire day for uninterrupted writing. Tomorrow I need to do edits for Fracured Paradise and then I can spend Monday and Tuesday working on finishing up Treasures. Then it's on to the next project!

And did I tell you I got a revision letter from Harlequin earlier this week for a story aimed at the Harlequin Romantic Suspense line? I'm thrilled with that, but I can't even think about those revisions for another couple of weeks!

No rest for the wicked!

10pm: I've written 7100 words today! I never thought I could write that much in one day! I'm taking a much needed break to watch TV for a bit, and then I'm going to push on to write the ending to Treasures!


  1. Alexa, m'dear, you must sleep! You'll get surly and sick if you don't. You creativity will vanish and your hair will fall out. Seriously.

  2. No worries, Jan! I slept 8 1/2 hours last night & feel great today!