Friday, October 02, 2009


Current Project: The Baby's Bodyguard
Status:pg. 137

Yep, I know it's Friday, but I'll be gone tomorrow and most of Sunday so I thought I'd get a head start.
I didn't quite make my goal but I did get 6500 words this week and that's good for me. Probably won't get anything done until Monday but am in the situation I love where I know what's going to happen next and what scenes I need to develop, I've finally figured out a way to plant some important clues and ratchet up the tension and conflict and get some more action going. I would much rather leave work with ideas brimming than at the end of a scene when I don't know where to pick up when I come back.

So, enough about me. How did your week go? My goal was reach pg. 140, I reached 137 and am okay with it. How did you do?


Alice Sharpe said...

Saturday Check-In is up early!!!

Paty Jager said...

19,633 words as of right now and I have two more hours to write until my brother shows up. So I should make my goal of having 20,000 words by Saturday. Woo Hoo! And my next goal is to have this finished (total 25,000 words) by the end of the weekend because edits for Doctor in Petticoats arrived on Thursday. And my dh is off deer hunting- I'm all alone for a week!!! Unless of course he gets his deer and comes home. :(

Have a great weekend, Alice!

Elisabeth Naughton said...

Yay, Alice & Paty! You girls are on a roll!

I haven't written today, but as of last night I'd already made my weekly goal of 7500 words. I'll write some more tonight and hopefully make up a little of what I missed last week ('cause I know I won't be getting much sleep tonight!). To get myself back on track, I need write another 7500 words next week (originally I'd planned to take all of next week off when we're in Hawaii, but last week changed that plan).

Our flight leaves early tomorrow. Kids just got home from school and all hell is breaking loose. I'm finishing packing and every time I turn my back the 4 yr old brings another load of toys and throws them in his suitcase. Grrr.... Heading to the pool in a bit to take the boys to swim lessons and hopefully wear them out!

I'll check in from the beach next week! Have a great one, everyone!

Alice Sharpe said...

Paty -- here I am feeling all noble about 6000 words and you have a gazillion. And Eli has way more than me and views her week a failure!


You go girls.

Genene Valleau said...

Wow, you ladies are smokin'! Way to go!

My goal is to do 45 scene sheets a week through the end of the year so my nine-book series will be plotted.

I did 51 scene sheets this past week--which is good. However, they were done by going back over the almost-finished first book to be sure all made sense and to lay the foundation for the rest of the series. Soooo, I can already tell the upcoming weeks will need more time devoted to this work.

In the meantime, I'm still making notes for all the books as ideas come to me, and the characters are being quite cooperative about sharing their stories. I've hit the obsessive state with this project, which means there's usually something about one story or another running through my mind. I'm having great fun as well as making progress. Hooray!

Paty Jager said...

Eli, Good job on your word count.

Genene, good job on the scenes. I can't do that. Make up scenes ahead of time like that for a whole book. I do them a scene or two ahead in my head, not on paper.

Alice, you are pushing along too. Everyone has their own pace.

Bethany Gabbert said...

Excellent Progress Everyone!

Safe travels to everyone (and unlucky hunting to Paty's DH? Stay away Deer! Writing needs to get done!)

I just knocked out another contest entry b/c I was inspired by Barb's awesome contest final (if you are lurking, CONGRATS Barb!). Made some progress on my WIP outline this week--I was sick and it was slow going.

My goal for this week: 1) no more TV--I got into a bad habit of watching TV with DH in the evenings, and I need to be more productive. 2)Make it through another 2 levels of worksheets. 3) investigate childcare options for 2 hours a week of writing time. KEEP PLUGGING ON.

Lisa Leoni said...

Sounds like you had a good week, Alice! I was pretty happy with my week. I didn't get a lot of words done, but I started a new book (different than the one I blogged about LOL) and I've done a lot of character building. Got some of the backstory figured out, GMC, some of the conflict that will carry throughout between the hero and heroine, yadda yadda.

Deborah Wright said...

Sounds like everyone had a good week last week!

Mine was, well, moderately successful. Only wrote 4 pages, so I'm still behind on the minimum output I wanted. Partially due to spending some of the time gathering resource info for my presentation at this month's meeting (why did I agree to this again? ;-).

I'm going to stick to my goal of 7 pages for this week.

Genene Valleau said...

Hey, Debbie! Sorry your research for the meeting took away from your writing time.

However, I'm really looking forward to your presentation! I've not dug into the technical side of Web sites much, but stayed with the design elements. I'm once again feeling the urge to revamp my Web site (this happens about once a year :). So am looking for new ideas and counting on you to kick-start that creative process! No pressure, you understand. LOL!

Alice Sharpe said...

Debbie -- I'm really looking forward to your talk, as well. My website situation is dreadful. Eli even told me I had to come to listen to you because I, ahem, need help.

Hey, baby, four pages is four pages.

Deborah Wright said...

Thanks, Genene and Alice -- oh, no pressure at all! LOL

Just remember my disclaimer -- I'm not a professional web designer, just an amateur with a strong interest in the subject. :-) I'll do my best to provide solid resource info and examples that inspire.