Today was definitely harder than yesterday. I had a difficult time getting out of bed this morning, which threw off my groove for most of the day. That, plus catching up on house chores and kids who were more needy than normal led me to get only a few small writing sessions this afternoon. But I got one last writing session after dinner and ended up with a count of 2181. That makes a grand total of 7260.
Right now I’m well over par (more than doubled par, actually), but if you remember, my goal this month is a little more lofty than the 50K. Actually, as of yesterday I’ve revised my goal and I’m now trying to get 90,000 words this month. This isn’t something I’ve ever done before, but I think it’s within my reach. Not every day is going to be a 5K day, but I just need to accomplish an average of 3K a day to reach the 90,000.
In other news, I’ve been plotting ideas for my side project this month (the short story challenge from the Author Strong Podcast I mentioned yesterday). I have my setting: a futuristic semi-dystopian universe where GenEns (genetically engineered people) dominate society. I have my main character (a non-GenEn) who has a goal to achieve. The only thing I don’t know yet is what force (antagonist or other) blocks him from getting his goal.
This story is going to be a lot of fun to write. It’s caused me to explore a bit of the world I hadn’t before, and I’m now developing a fully self-sufficient underground sect of society living in secret beneath Nwark City. Why are they hiding out? Oh, you’ll find out. But it’s going to be a little difficult for Char to get out and accomplish his goal.
That’s enough about that for now. But I’ll tell you one thing, my brain is on multi-task mode. I keep switching from one story to the other throughout the day. I’m not sure how good this is for productivity, and it’s not something I recommend. Once I have my plot fully formed for this short story, I’ll write the entire thing and get it done so I can switch all my focus back to the Flawed series.
Well, now I’m going to finish reading Unmasked Alloy (the second installment of this short story series) to get me all set and ready to write Sub-Normal #3. Side note: It’s weird/fun to read your own book and enjoy it because you don’t remember all the minute details.
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