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I have long since accepted that weekends are not for writing.

For one, it's just not possible with a full house. And secondly, the weekend is for spending time with the family.

But I always forget about the random three-day weekends. They throw me off. I'm used to waking up on Monday, getting Cupcake ready for daycare and spending the morning writing. I can't do that on three-day weekends. Normally, I am not opposed to taking an extra day off, but when I'm behind my personal word goal, then I start feeling anxious.

So today, I was feeling anxious.

It didn't help that I spent all weekend in bed with the near-death plague only to wake up today with cramps.

My goal for February was to have 30K words written. I'm way behind where I want to be because I spent a lot of time fiddling with the beginning. It always takes me a while to get going on a new project. And without being able to write today, I thought over what I do have, and realized, once again, I'm not starting where I need to be starting. Haha.


The good news is a lot of what I already have is still usable, I just need to expand a scene and tweak a few of the details.

The bad news is I will not hit 30K words by the end of the month, which means I won't finish the first draft of this WIP by the end of March. This puts me in a predicament, as I was going to spend the end of March/beginning of April rereading Untouchable so that I could start the sequel in April.

I'm hoping that by getting the beginning back on track I can get out some extra words on Dream Walker. The words are still really flowing there, just a little out of order at the moment.

My big goals for this year are to have DW out on submission to agents by the summer and have Unbreakable published at the end of the year. And while I'm behind where I want to be personally, I'm still on track to make both of these things happen.

Just need to keep playing by ear and see what happens.

I'll see Libby Webber, my writing partner, again on Thursday (because our husbands have a four-day weekend and are off tomorrow, which means another day of little-to-no writing) and we're going to reevaluate our February goals and set some goals through the end of the month.

If I keep up my current momentum of about 1.5K a day, I can hit 12K by the end of the I'll be a little bold and shoot for 15-20K, because I always have to set the bar high. :P

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