We are the champions, my friends!


I did it!  I crossed the 50k line tonight!  Well, I probably actually crossed it sometime this noon, but I typed across the 50k line tonight and validated everything tonight and holy crap, you guys!  Fifty thousand words is a lot of freaking words!

Okay, so that’s my excitement for the night then.  I know I can write another 50k because I’ve done it before (The Lokana Chronicles is roughly 100k) and that it will probably take that many more before my story is all done, but I’m just trying to focus on one thing at a time right now, especially since I was hoping to have this story nearing completion by this point in time.  I can’t believe I’ve been working on it for almost a year now and I’m only half done.  I had hoped to be so much further along than this!  But I suppose that’s just the way it goes, huh?  That that’s all part of being a mother/wife/friend/office drone/writer.  There are only so many hours in the day and I only get one of them, sometimes two, to write.

But I’m greedy – I want more.

Luckily, my work schedule is about to get a lot less hectic, so that should help.  Naptime will once again be writing time!  And with school starting back up in just a few short weeks, perhaps homework time can be writing time, too?  I guess we’ll see.

In the meantime, I’m going to celebrate my Camp Nano win by going to bed early tonight.  I could definitely use the sleep.  How has everyone else done with their Nano goals?  If you haven’t done Nano, why not try it come November?

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11 thoughts on “We are the champions, my friends!

    • Kay Kauffman says:

      Thanks! It was a small goal, to be sure, but it feels good to reach it, especially with the crazy month we’ve had.

      And I’ve had Queen stuck in my head since last night. You can’t beat Queen. 😉


      • Sophie E Tallis says:

        Well, I’m just deeply impressed, especially in light of how dreadfully slow and hard I’ve found writing this year. At the beginning of the year, my book 2 was at the same stage as Kate and Lindsey, now they’ve both finished theirs and are working on Book 3, while I’m still plodding on…not a good year for me. Hey ho. Hoping things will pick up eventually! 😀


        • Kay Kauffman says:

          I started this project last September. I had hoped to be near finishing by now, but I’m only about half done. I suppose an hour a day five days a week is better than no writing time at all, but I always feel like it’s not enough. And I am not at all where I want to be editing-wise with my first book – it needs so much work before I feel ready to start querying again and I haven’t made the time to do that at all.

          I hope that once I get back to my part-time work schedule, I’ll have a little more time for writing and editing and I’ll get back on track. Maybe one day off can be writing day and the other day off can be editing day. 🙂

          And I know that once you can sit at a computer without the words swimming in front of you, you’ll be back on track! I hope you’re doing better – I’m sure dealing with such a chronic illness is a major pain in the backside. I can’t even imagine trying to cope with something like that (migraines are bad enough).


          • Sophie E Tallis says:

            Oh, cheers honey, you’re such a sweetie! Yeap, I know I shouldn’t compare myself to others. I’m so proud of Kate and Linds and so annoyed at myself for dragging my heels. But you’re right, I’ve just got to do what I can do, the same as you. You will find your working balance again matey and you’ll get the writing and the editing done, I promise. But I’m so proud of you for persevering! Well done you! 😀 xxx


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