Trying to get back on the writing wagon

December was mostly a wash out. I probably got about 10000 words during the whole month.

So I made my resolution today to try to get back into my Sven routine. Fracture – which I’m going to read through right now – is a bit of a nightmare. I’ve got to about 16k on Chosen. But at the minute I’ve been inspired to tackle Lost Gods again.

I just hit 5104 words on that… So, I’m reinstigating my reward system *grin* The Colonel will be sharing the system with someone else in 2008… The Master.

Master Reward 1

Odd inspiration


So this is ‘The Suit” that jumped out at me while watching SGA Miller’s Crossing on Tuesday. I had a bugger of a time finding an image. In the end, I found some here .

It happened at the exact time that I was getting back into Fracture and everything in that episode resonated with my hero. This includes how Sheppard resolves the problem at the end. Not spoiling anything, but say hello to the darkside, John Sheppard. Joe Flanigan has apparently labelled his character a ‘pretty, pretty psycho princess’. My hero from Fracture? Yep, he’s going with the first three on that one, lol

Catching up

So… I’m back to writing Fracture, LOL I’ve given into the fact that it’s a much longer story that I planned, and because of that I can also give into the general explosion of plot bunnies this story has generated. I’m still not certain whether it’s a 50/60k novel or 3 novellas. But now I’m officially half way through. I’ll write it and see.

My kidney pain has subsided, for the most part. I’m still getting the odd twinge. My ability to stay awake has seriously deteriorated though! Taking the hobbits to school and pre-school has me exhausted. Now what used to be writing time has turned into sleeping time *sigh*

I also had a release this week. It’s part of a winter anthology from Freya’s Bower.

Winter Gift

A Winter’s Gift by Kim Rees
Siobhan Kerr has been dumped. Again. She has no clue why her love life is such a disaster. Mr Right is too often Mr Wrong. So she does what she always does when she screws up… she runs home.

Her friend Ethan Jacoby, is waiting. However, Ethan has his own agenda as he faces yet another of Siobhan’s collapsing relationships. And with the help of an ancient temple, he plans to prove to Siobhan that the right man is closer to her than she ever believed possible…

Buy it here

And go here for an excerpt.

One final thing I’ll be doing today…hunting for screen caps for Stargate Atlantis’ Miller’s Crossing. When I find them and post, you’ll see why… *smirk*


Fracture did just that. Oops again.

It’s not a novella… it’s three, or possibly a short novel. Anyway, definitely what it isn’t is a 30k story that will be finished next week. Bugger. lol

So I’ve been looking at it again, to see what I need to change/add. I also need to work out a bit more of the structure of the final world Thalia and Patrick head off to as I’m struggling to get the ending. Of course that could also be the fact that I know the ending now has to be much longer.

I’m slow today as I went out with The Ent and some of Write Club. I’m past it. I only had three bottles of Budvar, but my kidney’s are aching and I’ve been mooching about all day. Argh.

Appointments away!

Made it to the doctor this morning, just about on time. It decided to rain heavily just as we left the house. Luckily Samwise’s Benji Bear was in a plastic bag and Frodo’s three dinosaurs were in my pocket. Benji Bear is a reward toy from Samwise’s pre-school. Samwise has him as an almost permanent attachment to his left armpit *sigh*

So we ended up with an optician’s appointment for Samwise in early January, via the NHS’s ‘choose and book’ scheme. You’re supposed to be able to do it online. The GP pointed out that only 3 people had actually managed this that she knew of, lol. Though this isn’t surprising as it’s not supported in Firefox or Safari…obviously it’s IE all the way! *grrr*

Frodo’s MRI she’s sending a letter for and talking to the Paediatrician. I have to call back in three weeks as the requests often go astray in the hospital system. Hopefully, he will get an MRI as simple observation and testing doesn’t seem to be getting the professionals anywhere fast. Might be the first time they can actually work out what Frodo’ss thinking 😉

On the Sven front. I was a bad monkey. I wrote 300 words yesterday and stopped to work out the rest of the plot. It’s the final act – odd the way this story has fallen neatly into a 3 act structure. Unfortunately, I fell asleep till…well…this morning. So I have still to plot and hopefully write. First I have to wait for Grandma Gandalf to arrive and entertain Samwise…

Tired out

Got back late from The Ent’s parents’ Silver Wedding Anniversary meal (no, The Ent is not a toy boy…would I get that lucky? 😉 ) and we’ve spent the day generally vegging.

I dragged out 750 words on Fracture when all that I wanted to do was watch the Top 40 Spice Girl songs.  Yes, that’s how much I didn‘t want to write.  Absolutely anything was preferable.  But they’re done and the story is heading for the 20k mark, which means I must get a reward ready, *grin*

Now I have to watch The Sarah Jane Adventures.  Just to keep the hobbits company of course…

I might start writing today

The lurgy is still with me – though now it’s settled into an annoying cough and my voice as gone all deep and husky, lmao

I’ve been working on Fracture, mainly trying to beef up the relationship of the two leads before I plunge into the last part of the story.  They’re not playing… *sigh*

And today, after much argument I finally managed to make an appointment at my doctors.  God forbid you should want to go there at a time that’s almost convenient to you *grrr*  I want a referral for Samwise’s eyes – he was short sighted as a baby and we were told to get him checked again when he was three.  I also want to get an MRI scan for Frodo.

It’s a major step, but since the-most-unprofessional-paediatrician-in-the-world has labelled him ADHD (with no explanation why and wants to throw Ritalin down his throat) we’re going with another’s view that an MRI might achieve something in finding out what’s wrong with him.