Back to Mila today

Got more words than I thought I would. Mostly because being a Monday and the first day I’ve written in this story for over a week, (I think it’s been almost 9 days) I didn’t think I’d get many. That means that I had to go back in the story by one full chapter and read it all over again. I didn’t remember where I left off at all. Not even kidding about that.

When I started to read the story again I knew where I left off and then reading my notes told me where I was headed, but when I first opened the manuscript? Nada, zip, zilch. I remembered nothing. That’s so fun now. I don’t think it’s a memory issue. It’s a focus. Well, not an issue. I focus 100% on the writing, editing, story I’m working on. So when I go to another story, I’ve usually completely replaced that story with the last one in my head. Really good advantage to focusing though. By learning to do that I will focus only on one story at once and fully immerse myself.

I may finish this by the end of the week, but we will see. I can’t factor in if I’ll wake at a good time, not have to deal with any pet or person sick, that sort of thing. I’m guessing (fairly confident) that I will.

Today I’m reading through Daughter of the Red Planet so I can send it to my editor and get her thoughts on where it’s at, where it’s going. Story plot issues. Then I can move into the next stage of editing.

I also had a very interesting dream last night that I think may lead into a book. Only remember what would amount to one to three scenes, but there was a bunch of interesting parts to it that I can’t leave alone. I started a new “story idea” journal where, instead of writing down my dreams, if I have a dream that can work into a storyline somehow, I write it out as a “plot.” I mark down what it can fit into as for genre-wise to give my brain that starting area. I will only write down the dreams which really matter. Last night’s dream would be a paranormal of some sort. Maybe thriller, maybe romance, dunno.

Have you checked out the free preview of Blood By Night?




Word count I started the day with: 61,550

 Worked from 10:30-11:30AM. Ended the day at: 63,053.

Goal for this book is around 80K for writing only (editing I put in a lot of words).

Total for the day: 1503 words



Current Book I’m Reading –

A Dance with Dragons – George R.R. Martin


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