V is for Veterinarian – #AtoZChallenge

Greetings and salutations! Please enjoy this selection from A Brief History of Space Cats, and the Care and Feeding Thereof by Sarah Ever.  Written by the main character from Space Cats from Space, these entries form a resource for feline companions to help them ease the transition from cat “owner” to their true role as caretaker and, possibly, human slave. Please enjoy! Continue reading “V is for Veterinarian – #AtoZChallenge”

Getting ready for the day

645 fiction words, 1,026 total words

Yesterday was Sunday, and as Sundays usually go, it was really productive from tip to toes.

I didn’t wake as early as I wanted, having stayed up until after midnight the day before, but once I did get up I was able to do some more work on the setup of my new bullet journal, make lunch for the youths, write some, play Minecraft on the family server with both kids, take a short nap, get two more letters for the A to Z posted, watch some YouTube, and get my graphics done for this morning’s post.

All of the things!

I even wrote a considerable amount, with 645 fiction words (and 1,026 words total) added to the A to Z challenge, which I am quite close to actually finishing. The X entry is giving me trouble, but I only need probably 250 more words to finish it up. Coming up with those words has been a challenge, though. You’ll see when it comes out.

And, since this week I’ve remembered that I post a weekly review on Mondays, here’s what last week looked like!

I’m pleased that I increased this week as much as I decreased last week. I’m also pleased that the weekly rank is still in the top 10. All in all, very good.

Next week I may have to come up with another section for hours edited because once I finish the A to Z, I’m not starting any new projects until I get Space Cats and A Brief History and that other thing I wrote up for sale.

There’s also this for last week:

Also, there’s this:

April fiction total: 14,783
March fiction total:
 12,576
February fiction total: 9,217
January fiction total: 18,615
2017 fiction total: 55,191
002 Words: 7,802

While part of me is irritated that it’s taken me four months to write 50,000 words, the other part of me is happy that it’s not November and I’ve written 50,000+ words! So I’ll lean toward the happy part, and write more publishable words in May.

I’ll leave it there for now. It’s a busy morning, and there’s lots more to do. I managed to wake this morning at 5 a.m., thank goodness, so I’ve gotten some of it done, but there’s always more.

And as an end note, a friend is going through a particularly stressful time today, so if you have some positive thoughts, shove them my way and I’ll channel them in the right direction. Much thanks!

T is for Tails – #AtoZChallenge

Greetings and salutations! Please enjoy this selection from A Brief History of Space Cats, and the Care and Feeding Thereof by Sarah Ever.  Written by the main character from Space Cats from Space, these entries form a resource for feline companions to help them ease the transition from cat “owner” to their true role as caretaker and, possibly, human slave. Please enjoy! Continue reading “T is for Tails – #AtoZChallenge”

Completely amazing things that have nothing to do with writing!

55 fiction, 284 total, 1 hour editing

I may be the only person stopping by to consider these things amazing, though.

Minecraft. Got sucked into the Minecraft again. But I finished my starter house and got a small cactus farm going and chopped down lots of trees!

Anyway, I also wrote a tiny bit (55 fiction words, 284 total) and spent an hour editing. Editing mostly consisted of fixing inconsistencies in military ranks, question marks, and brand names. Find and replace is absolutely saving my butt right now.

In other random news, I’m giving a little more attention and creativity to my #bujo right now. I’ve used the same layout since February, and a very similar one since the start of the year. This isn’t to say that I’ve completely changed things up, but I’m putting more color back in, and changing headers. I didn’t feel like I had the time to do that before, so I’m enjoying getting back into it. I like having a pretty date book. Doodles are fun.

Et cetera.

Okay, so now I’m off to start editing until it’s time for the kids to get back on the computers and when I’ll need to give this up and turn to a book or something else for an hour. Maybe washing the dishes. Those need doing.

Have a lovely Sunday, everyone!

Yesterday was yesterday

303 fiction words, 682 total words

At this very moment, I am battling hiccups. I hate hiccups. I don’t mind sneezes, though. But the hiccups are distracting and irritating. Not painful yet, but sometimes they are that.

Okay, they’re gone. Now I can focus!

I’m looking back at my #bujo for yesterday. I remember being very productive in the evening, but thinking on it further (and taking a peek at my notes), yeah. Not so much.

I mean, playing Minecraft while watching Minecraft is lots of fun! And I got a lot done on our small family server, having built a fish farm and found more diamonds.

But that’s not writing, and I’m not a YouTuber, I’m a writer. So!

I wrote 303 fiction words just before bedtime on the Y entry for A Brief History, and if I can finish up that today, I’ll just have X and Z to do before that’s done. It’s entirely possible I’ll have that completed and ready for editing/publishing.

And I had 682 words total. Not bad, not good, just words.

I’m aiming for more today!

S is for Solar Powered – #AtoZChallenge

Greetings and salutations! Please enjoy this selection from A Brief History of Space Cats, and the Care and Feeding Thereof by Sarah Ever.  Written by the main character from Space Cats from Space, these entries form a resource for feline companions to help them ease the transition from cat “owner” to their true role as caretaker and, possibly, human slave. Please enjoy! Continue reading “S is for Solar Powered – #AtoZChallenge”

Working at the desk

735 fiction words, 1,163 total words

I finally migrated from the sofa and the IKEA chair and wrote a bit at the desk last night. It was temporary, with the cord stretched across the room from its usual plug, but the writing still went well. I wrote several “W” entries in A Brief History, as well as “U”, now that I think about it, and goth both entries scheduled. So now there are just X, Y, and Z to finish, then I can start thinking about other things.

A somewhat cool and creepy thing happened yesterday involving a misspelling of my name, yelling at the person in my head, and an out-of-the-blue apology. That led to a discussion of amusing name misspellings, and the name of my next character. I’m still thinking about that 30 stories in 30 days challenge, and if I give it a crack I’ll be using that newborn character. I’m still working out his backstory, but I do have a couple of quirks lined up. (Such as nobody ever spells his name correctly.) Heh.

So because of the previously mentioned time at the desk, I cranked out 735 words of fiction and 1,163 total words yesterday. A pretty good deal. I was up late, but that happens. To get up at my preferred 5 a.m. time I really need to be in bed no later than 10:30, preferably 10, but when elder and junior youth don’t go to bed until 9 I find I don’t get in my writing headspace until after that. I can probably force the matter, it will just take practice.

I’m off to the next part of my morning, now, such as yelling at flying balls of fur and muscle to stop knocking my modem off the shelf. They’re about to get locked in the dining room if they’re not careful.

R is for Reboot – #AtoZChallenge

Greetings and salutations! Please enjoy this selection from A Brief History of Space Cats, and the Care and Feeding Thereof by Sarah Ever.  Written by the main character from Space Cats from Space, these entries form a resource for feline companions to help them ease the transition from cat “owner” to their true role as caretaker and, possibly, human slave. Please enjoy! Continue reading “R is for Reboot – #AtoZChallenge”

It’s a Thursday!

338 fiction words, 714 total words

Not that I ever really left, but I am back. Rather, the happy, bouncy, ready to attack the day “me” is back, replacing the meh, bored, angry at the characters in the Eloise James book I’m reading “me.”

Amusingly, Ms. James borrowed a couple characters from Julia Quinn (the Smythe-Smith girls!) for a mention in the novel I’m reading (Once Upon a Tower). I love this, and I love that I caught it.

Anyway, back to business. Yesterday was pretty awesome in that I wrote a new section of A Brief History in the morning, and then managed to pre-schedule five A-Z posts in the evening. I have only five letters left to write, and I think I should be able to get through them quickly. Like, hopefully this week.

I read about DWS’s challenge (write 30 stories in 30 or 60 days and he’ll be your first reader for a price) and was immediately intrigued. On the one hand, I don’t have $600. On the other hand, if I suddenly came into $600, I’d jump on this quickly.

Since I don’t have $600, I’m considering what kind of financial motivation I could use to try this for myself. I know I just spent April posting a piece of fiction a day, and I know five years ago I posted 1,000-2,000 words for 26 days in the same challenge, but some of that stuff (both times) was pre-written.

I want to try this challenge. I want to try to 30 in 60, so I have one day for writing and one day for publishing (ebooks on Smashwords and Amazon, and B&N if I can sort out how).

I mean, doesn’t it sound like fun? I’m already thinking covers and such. We’ll see, but yeah. I think that’s what’s going to happen in May.

Yesterday I wrote 338 fiction words and 714 words total. My daily average is creeping back down again, but you know, I can’t be bothered to put weight on that this morning. I’m just happy to be creating.

Happy Thursday!

P is for Purrs – #AtoZChallenge

Here is another, “I don’t think this means what you think it means” entry. This is a selection from A Brief History of Space Cats, and the Care and Feeding Thereof by Sarah Ever.  Written by the main character from Space Cats from Space, these entries form a resource for feline companions to help them ease the transition from cat “owner” to their true role as caretaker and, possibly, human slave. Please enjoy! Continue reading “P is for Purrs – #AtoZChallenge”