Sunday, May 16, 2010

Retreat: Final Report

I apologize for not blogging every day during the retreat, but I was so determined to do well this year! I tried really hard not to let myself get distracted.

I was going to post a few pictures, but my camera battery is dead and my card doesn't fit the reader of this computer. So maybe tomorrow.

I had no idea what to work on this weekend, so I started three different books. Here's my final breakdown:


Entanglement: 5067
Stealing Pain: 3597
Taking Action: 0


Entanglement: 400
Stealing Pain: 595
Taking Action: 4026


Entanglement: 5134
Stealing Pain: 4029
Taking Action: 2042


Entanglement: 0
Stealing Pain: 839
Taking Action: 0

Book Totals:

Entanglement: 10601
Stealing Pain: 8221
Taking Action: 6907

Grand Total: 25,729

I think you can tell which book has grabbed me the most. :) Entanglement's story and characters have a built-in impetus that's keeping me going. Stealing Pain hasn't gone where I expected, and it doesn't feel like I expected, and I think I need to let that one percolate a bit. Taking Action needs about half of it cut because it really sucks, but I know how to fix it (I think). So I'm going to try to keep working on all three, though Entanglement will probably get most of my attention.

The retreat was typically great. Even the ER trip led to much laughter. As always, there was tons of camaraderie and encouragement, relaxation and silliness. And, obviously, writing!


MJFredrick said...

AMAZING output. Dang. I don't think I could start three books at the same time. I can work on different aspects, but not new writing. Cool that you can.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Did I miss the ER story? Great word count but I agree with MJ. I could never work on three different books at once.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

This is the first time I've ever done anything like this, MJ. I want to see if I can sustain it--being able to work on different projects will hopefully be important in my career! :) But we'll see.

Sue, you didn't hear about Cindy's faceplant out of the shower?

Ava Quinn said...

You the word count woman!

It was a really great time.