day one // sunday // 648 wordsEaster began for me at 6:05 Sunday morning, thanks to a blaring alarm clock. ;) We had sunrise service at 7:30, Sunday school at 10:00, and worship at 11:00, followed by lunch and a visit with my grandma.
My family spent the evening at home, just chilling and hanging out. I had inspiration for a short-story idea on the way home, so I wrote my first 648 words of NaNo in it that afternoon.
My NaNo project is technically to edit A Soldier's Freedom (or, at least 60,000 words of it), but I was okay with counting this short story toward my word count goal, since I hadn't did a ton of writing lately. :)
|my Easter dress that I forgot to get a decent picture of ;D|
day two // monday // 734 wordsMonday was pretty ordinary. Aside from school and life, I wrote some more on the story. Gahh, I love it so much. Enjoy a snippet...
“What’s your name?”“Annalyse. Yours?”He shook his head, smirking and grinning at once if that’s even possible. “Come back tomorrow and I’ll tell you.”“How do I know you’ll be here tomorrow?”He shrugged, then held his hands palm-up. “I’d say we have quite the pattern going.”“Every pattern has been broken.” I actually wasn’t sure if that was true or not, but it sounded intelligent and philosophical so I went with it.“Then I guess we’ll have to be the exception.”
day three // tuesday // 1,243 wordsI FINISHED MY SHORT-STORY!!! *happy dance* I barely got those last few words out before midnight though, haha. Would y'all like to read this story on the blog sometime?
I also read all of the entries from the Circle C contest! Great job, everyone. :D
day four // wednesday // 983 wordsOn Wednesday, I edited my short story (which resulted in adding 102 words to it!) and then dove into editing A Soldier's Freedom. Nothing else noteworthy happened that day that I can think of.... ;P
day five // thursday // 0 wordsYup, Thursday was the climax of the week...actually, it was whatever the opposite of a climax is. I read basically alllll day. Soaking up The Proving by Beverly Lewis. :)
|a quote I found <33|
day six // friday // 1,787 wordsAnother pretty good editing day. Another day of school and life and laughter and books and words.
How about a snippet from A Soldier's Freedom? *wink*
Rolling onto my side, I stare out the window into the dark night sky, broken by only a scattering of stars. The familiar night sounds of a hospital swirl around me, drawing my mind back to the days and nights I spent in a similar room a few months ago. Where I learned I was no longer whole. Where I faced rejection of the no-longer-enough creature I’d morphed into.I squeeze my eyes shut, searching for sleep...and dreading the nightmares that I know will come.
day seven // saturday // 3,700 wordsSaturday was pretty fun! It was rainy that morning, so I lounged around and did some editing and reading. Then, that evening, the sun appeared somewhat, so I got out and exercised before supper. I got a ton of editing accomplished that day! :D
|Mom having a 'talk' with the dog about how he's not supposed to be on |
the furniture... Guess who won? Wrong! She did. ;)
day eight // sunday // 986 wordsNot much. We spent about 4 hours in the car on Sunday, because church + hospital visit an hour away. It was a pretty good day though, and I got a little editing squeezed in before bed. :D
statsGoal (for 8 days in): 16,000 words
Current progress: 10,081
Status: a tittle behind. Hopefully I can remedy that soon. ;)
Do y'all like these types of post, a sort of mashup of my life and writing? Thoughts on the snippets?