I got a late start today. It wasn't the wine, the woman, nor the dancing (because believe me, none of that went on). I just could not wake up this morning. Maybe it was because I stayed up late last night reading? Naaah! So, anyways, we left off at 10,160 right?
I'm sorry to say I didn't even start writing today until well after five in the afternoon. Why wasn't I chained to my computer, you say? What could possibly have been more important than finishing this story whose deadline is clicking closer every moment? Well that's easy...
First I spent the day blog hopping. Blog hopping is simple! It's a series of blogs, in this case shared by authors who belong to the same group, that are interconnected. You visit a blog, read it, and then move on to the next. With this particular blog, each author was given the same picture and told to write their own version of a story about it. It was very interesting to see the varieties that were posted. Couple that with the prizes being offered, and I was happy to apply an hour or so reading over each and every blog. There's still time left if you want to join! Go to http://justromance.me/
When I was done with that, I got right to work writing, right? Wrong!
You see, I'm a sucker for animal rescue. I've worked animal rescue for years. As a matter of fact, come this April, I will have officially been involved in rescue for 11 years. Now, knowing that fact, you won't be surprised when I spent a couple of hours tracking down more information about a Russian Blue cat that desperately needed a home. Now, now, before you start offering me unwanted pets of yours, understand I'd been looking for a Russian Blue for quite some time. This particular Blue, whose name is currently Kenobi (that will not stay, I promise you!) has had a very rough start in life. To put it lightly, he does not really trust people. Ah, my kind of cat. Anyone who knows me can tell you right now, I have a way with cats.
I was able to finally track down who I needed to speak with about adopting him. Within the next two days I will have a Russian Blue to love, whether he likes it or not. Trust me, he will soon like it. Anyone have any suggestions for names? Feel free to leave it in a comment below!
My husband, after being bombarded on the phone with my wonderful news, came home and asked the dreaded question; "How much did you write today? " Uh yeah...about that.
After dinner I was promptly shoved in my room and told to go write. I love my husband when he plays manager! So from 5 to 9 I wrote, completely uninterrupted as my husband fielded our children. I am pleased to say that chapter 4 is complete. I also began writing the first few pages of chapter 5.
Total word count today: 13,005
Not bad for a late start, if I do say so myself!