What happened this week in my little created worlds:
BODIE'S MEN WIP: 3,746 I am 1,006 words behind on my writing goal (which is 2,500 words a week for Bodie's). But, there's a blessed long weekend coming up, so I'm going to catch up then.
SHARDS OF GLASS WIP: 62,806 words. I just eked out a few hundred more words on SHARDS (and a few more notecards outlining my plot... I thought I'd be done with this by now. Also one for the long weekend... I think I need to go to Starbucks on Saturday and just get it done).
It's frustrating being behind, especially since the goals I set were pretty modest in the first place. There was a lot going on this weekend (fostering two new kittens, my mom visiting) and work's been moderately terrible (I will spare you the tragi-comic stories that MJ has been subjected to about same). Writing, as it so often does, got lost in the shuffle. I am psyched for this weekend though, going out to get a caramel frappucino and play catch-up.
On the reading side: I read two books this week, Jacob Have I Loved and Going Too Far. This brings me up to seven books so far in 2010. I am SO glad I am doing the 2010 Reading Challenge, described in this post and originating from J. Kaye's book blog. I haven't set out just to read so deliberately in ages, and I feel like I'm getting back that childhood pleasure of escaping into books.
In fact, I have to tell on myself: I loved Going Too Far so much that in the middle of my workday, with only two chapters to go, I sneaked off to the ladies' room, locked myself in, and finished the book standing up in the bathroom. (To be fair, it had already been a very, very long day. If other people can take cigarette breaks, why can't I take a fiction break?)
2010 Debut Author Challenge: Still 0/12
2010 100+ Books Challenge/50 Books Library Challenge:
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