I am not satisfied with the amount of writing I did this week. I feel like I’ve had interruption after interruption, especially the last few days, and it’s really irritating.
The last update was on Tuesday so this update is only for the past five days. Here’s what my week looked liked:
Wednesday: I got a chapter of Rift done. This was a good day, I was happy with this.
Thursday: I got a chapter of Rift done again. And I researched some more agents to query. Another good day. This is where it goes down hill.
Friday: 0 writing. My kids had a thing on at their school in the morning that I had to go to and then I had to work. I usually lead writing sprints on Twitter on Friday nights through #writeclub, but my internet died during bad weather around 5 pm (and didn’t come back on until late Saturday night. It was hard going that long without internet!) so I couldn’t do it. I decided to spend the night reading because I’m really behind on my review copies.
Saturday: I had a pretty busy day Saturday, and we went out to a friend’s house for dinner, but I did menage to get out the first draft of a short story. I needed it to have a rural setting and be no longer than 1,500 words. I’d been trying to think of a story for days and was coming up with nothing, and then the perfect idea struck me soon after I woke up on Saturday, and I sat down and wrote it in one sitting.
Sunday: 0 writing. I had a full on day. I usually work on Amberly Chronicles today but the first chance I got to write was ten pm. I was way too tired to write so I decided to do this update instead (I don’t have to think as much.) so that will be up tomorrow. I’m thinking Monday might actually work better as the regular day to post it.
If I don’t get a good writing session in tomorrow I just might go insane. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays are my best days to write, the days I can get hours of writing in if I don’t get interrupted. I love these days. My morning is going to be busy but I’m going to make sure I write in the afternoon for at least two hours.
On a personal note, I’ve had some bad news. My father-in-law has been diagnosed with cancer. It’s a shock and has shaken me a little. He is 68. He has been sick for a few months but refused to get the blood tests his doctor suggested he get. He left for a trip overseas on Thursday and when he landed he couldn’t walk more than five steps. He was rushed to hospital. He has to stay there until he is well enough to travel home, which will hopefully be tomorrow. But it’s going to be a hard road ahead. I’m not sure how much time they are giving him yet, but I have a feeling it isn’t good.
That’s all from me this week. How was your writing week?