Four Hours of Sleep and a Fun Day…
I got all the way through the day, sat down at my writing computer around 2.a.m. and just laughed. Not that I most likely could have done a story. I am sure I could have.
But it was time to get sane and get some rest. Had only four hours of sleep last night and have to be up early tomorrow as well and a story was going to stop that because I would write until I finished it.
I have often done two stories in one day, so next week, after things have calmed down by a billion miles, I will schedule time to do two stories and get back on pace. Not worried in the slightest.
Sometimes you have to just push hard as I have done this last week and sometimes you have to know when to laugh and give it a rest for a day.
Put it this way, it was a wonderful writer and learning day. Worked some on workshops, got up way, way early for that and other business stuff. Then met with a writer this afternoon that was passing through town, then had dinner with nine other professional writers.
Then back to WMG at 8 p.m. to have a wonderful business writer gathering with eighteen or so professional writers. Fantastic fun and I learned a ton. Have an entire page of notes. Thanks everyone.
So by the time I got home around midnight, did assignments, finished up some email, and got to my writing computer, it was two a.m.
Time to be sane and skip a day of writing, do two stories in a day next week to be back on target .
Honestly, kind of proud of myself for making that decision since even a shorter story would have kept me up until almost five and I have to be up at 11 a.m. Far too old to have a four hour night’s sleep followed by a six hour. Nope.
So night everyone… Off to get some real sleep and take care of myself.
Day One… Scared Money… 2,700 words…. Total April words… 2,700 words.
Day Two… Rainbow Peak… 4,900 words…. Total April words… 7,600 words.
Day Three… A Beautiful History… 2,300 words…. Total April words… 9,900 words.
Day Four… A Song For The Old Memory… 2,050 words…. Total April words… 11,950 words.
Day Five… A Brush with Intent… 1,000 words…. Total April words… 12,950 words.
Day Six… Ghost Diet… 2,700 words…. Total April words… 15,650 words.
Day Seven… Rescue Two… 3,300 words…. Total April words… 18,950 words.
Day Eight… The Woman Who Knew The Time… 3,200 words…. Total April words… 22,150 words.
Day Nine… Long Hair Henry… 4,400 words…. Total April words… 26,550 words.
Day Ten… I’ll See You… 1,500 words…. Total April words… 28,050 words.
Day Eleven… Girl on the Bed… 2,000 words…. Total April words… 30,050 words.
Day Twelve… Everything Got Colder… 2,050 words…. Total April words… 32,100 words.
Day Thirteen… (did not write)… 00 words…. Total April words… 32,100 words.
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