Well, it was my birthday yesterday and after much deliberation, I opted to take the day off from "real work" (you know, the one that pays the bills and such). Thanks to my dear husband (S) who took on the day's kid duty.
I had a chance to spend some time at the bookstore and pick out a couple new reads. And then I spent the rest of the day at the Beans & Brews, a local coffee shop, near my house working on my latest wip. It is amazing how productive a few hours out of the house can be.
B & B is mellow, open, has phenomenal coffee and free wi-fi. What's not to like?
My recent primary focus has been on 4 Letter Word, while I let Just Maybe cure for a bit.
As of last week I was right around 46,000 words on my first draft of 4LW. I haven't had a whole lot of opportunity to work on it, as one of the kiddies has been sick and we've had some family obligations arise, but after yesterday I am now at just over 56,000 words! Uh, 6,000 of those are from yesterday! Yes, I was just as amazed.
All it took was a some coffee. Okay, lot's of coffee, but with 6,000 new words in the span of 5 hours, I think I deserved it! So thanks, B & B!
I feel like it is getting really close. I have said in the past, I don't write in chronological order, but I've also absorbed a lot of the "layering" I've learned from other writers. My goal for this is still running somewhere between 70-75,000 words, at least for the first draft, but significant progress has been made. I guess I just need to take a few more days off, hide out at the coffee shop, and I'll be all done! If only it were that easy ;D
Now onward and upward! Happy Wednesday everyone!