Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Work in Progress - Wednesday

Okay, the picture to the left is not the best. Squeaky is in the bed to the left, and Tasmyn to the right. These are my girls! Squeaky is 7 and Tasmyn is 16. Squeaky is in Tasmyn's bed. She's decided, after the beds being in the house more than a year, and Taz alternating between beds, that she likes the beds. Taz is not happy, not happy at all. She suffers Squeaky's presence . . . barely!

  • Wednesday – started/finished Chapter Eleven. Sketched out some plot points for later in the manuscript.
    Word Count – 14,440
  • Thursday – started/finished Chapter Twelve. Sketched out a few more plot points – no this is not an outline – for later in the manuscript.
    Word Count – 15,840
  • Friday – started/finished Chapter Thirteen. No sketching tonight. MARGARITAS!
    Word Count – 16,924
  • Saturday – started/finished Chapter Fourteen; started/finished Chapter Fifteen.
    Word Count – 19,703
  • Sunday – went back through the chapters and worked out the timeline so far. Also worked on Excel spreadsheet w/character descriptions. Didn’t do much else. Needed to recharge the old batteries.
  • Monday – started/finished Chapter Sixteen. Started Chapter Seventeen – couldn’t finish, not tonight, too intense, too emotional, too raw, too REAL. Tomorrow . . .
    Word Count – 20,911
  • Tuesday – continued with, but didn’t finish, Chapter Seventeen. Still very intense. This will be a slow process chapter. Sometimes, cathartic moments take a lot out of a person. This is one of those times. Dang, this is definitely one of those times.
  • Word Count – 21,697

Well, that's it for this week. We'll see how long it takes me to complete Chapter Seventeen. Hopefully, I'll work through it tomorrow and move on to the next chapter. Hopefully!


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Litgirl01 said...

Precious babies!!!! What about Jessie and James? :-)

Scott said...

Jesse and James will make it to another post! I've been playing favorites with them as far as pictures go. My poor cats are photo neglected.

Litgirl01 said...

Do the cats get along with the dogs? :-D

Scott said...

For the most part. All Squeaky wants to do is play with the boyz. I take her in to their room and she'll sit in my lap. The boyz settle down after a few minutes. Tasmyn sleeps at in front of the doggie cat leading into the room. I think she's smacked the boyz down a time or two, because they don't bark at her and keep a healthy distance between them. At some point, we'll let the dogs have free roam of the house. Right now, they stay in the sun room which has two doors leading into the house, which are kept open with the gates in place so the boyz can pretty much see us.

Squeaky and Spanky (our Cocker who died in 2007) were best buds. They would clean each other and sleep together all the time. They were so dang cute. Jesse cleans Squeaky when they're in the room together. The boyz just have a bit of hunting dog still left in them, so we don't leave them alone together. ; )

ElanaJ said...

Wow, I'm impressed you went from like 14 K to over 20 K in one week. That's a lotta writing and stuff! Good job!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Great job on your WIP progress. Come enter my caption contest if ya get a break.

Davin Malasarn said...

I really like these updates, Scott. I know what you mean about the slow chapters. Those are usually the most important ones, so you want to make sure you get them right, that you're being sincere and powerful with your writing. Great progress for the week!

Icy Roses said...

I love this idea of WIP Wednesday. I may have to join in, but I'll have to start keeping track of exactly what I do each day. Also, great progress! Jealous...