It’s been over a week since I last blogged about my progress on the first book in the Guardians of Hades series. I’ve been working hard on it since then, and it’s now up to 64000 words. That’s a little over half of the book written in first draft.
I’m not really feeling it today though, and wasn’t yesterday. I think my writing schedule is causing me a headache and has made me stutter a little. My flow has stopped for the moment. Now I have to do something to get it back again, and while I do that, I need to keep on top of things.
I don’t think it’s helping that I’m stuck in my house today. I don’t mind writing at home, but it’s full of distractions, which is why I prefer to head out to a cafe when I need to get a serious amount of words on screen in every writing session. I’m a good writer though, so I always have a plan. Yes, I’m not feeling the writing bug right now, but that doesn’t mean I can kick back and do nothing, allowing my schedule to get totally out of hand. I’m experienced enough to know there is no point in forcing myself to write when I don’t feel like it. That means I have only one real option. I get all the promotion stuff, admin work, emailing, arranging of dates for a huge promotion run for Her Demonic Angel, etc done and off my list. This means that I’m effectively exchanging time I had set aside for that stuff in the rest of the week for time I can then use to write when the bug comes back and firmly bites me. Clever, eh?
I think my lack of interest in writing today may also have something to do with the fact that I didn’t get any done yesterday. I was stuck in admin hell, getting more books up onto Apple and a lot of other stuff that needed my attention. I had thought I could do it quickly (don’t we always?), but I woke up feeling under the weather with a bad throat, and that sort of slowed me down.
But still, on a more positive note, the book is coming along nicely and I think it’s turning out pretty good. I’m getting a shiny editor for it because I’m intent on this one turning out as nothing but terrific and I’ve recently become obsessed with a freelancing site that I’ve found really wonderful people on (the people who translated Covet into German for me). I think it will be nice to work with an editor for a change and I’m interested to see how much time it frees up for me. I still have to edit the book before I then give it to an editor, but I’m hoping it might cut some time out of my schedule. That means I can write more. Yay!
Now I need to crack on and get everything on my list for the week done and I can hopefully end the week back on schedule with this novel!