That’s right, folks–217 words written yesterday. It’s the first substantial amount of words I’ve written since the end of November. And when I say substantial, I mean more than the sentence I’ve written on my re-write of the NaNo novel.
This particular 217 words was on a fanfic series I’ve been working on since last year for “Supernatural“. We were given 30 prompts (1 word prompts, in this case) and directed to write 30 so-called “snapshots”. They can be tied together as a story, or glimpses of a character or characters’ lives, or anything else you can think of. There just need to be 30 of them. I think I’m on 12 or 13, and have actually only published 9 or 10 of them on LiveJournal. I was stuck for a while on one of the snapshots, and I think I’ve finally unstuck myself. Amazing what realizing that fanfic writing is still WRITING will do for the stalled imagination…
In other news, I told my boss about my doula plans. I realized in one of the class sessions last weekend that I just really needed to tell him–partially because I’ll be needing some somewhat flexible time off days, but mostly because I don’t want to lie about it anymore. I guess I was worried he would fly into a rage and fire me, but once I realized that wasn’t gonna happen, it was all okay. So I told him I’d be around until the end of September, and I think I’m going to stick with that–unless I get employment through a birth center or a hospital that starts sooner. I need to keep working, and have a steady income, to pay things off between now and then so I don’t have to have such a steady income when I’m done here.
So…that’s the news as I know it. Until Sunday!!!