H is for Healing – #AtoZChallenge

I seem to be starting all my entries with, “You know this, but you didn’t really know this!” Sorry about that. Please enjoy this selection from A Brief History of Space Cats, and the Care and Feeding Thereof by Sarah Ever.  Written by the main character from Space Cats from Space, these entries form a resource for feline companions to help them ease the transition from cat “owner” to their true role as caretaker and, possibly, human slave. Please enjoy! Continue reading “H is for Healing – #AtoZChallenge”


Change in focus

A two-page Bullet Journal spread behind a green text box and two white hearts that has the words Word Counting on top

Good morning! It’s Monday, and that means I get to crunch numbers again. Eventually. Let’s talk about yesterday, first!

Yesterday I went to go see Hidden Figures with my two youths and also a parental unit with an adjacent friend. I enjoyed it, and I’m glad I hauled the children to see it. They grumbled, of course, as creatures of that age are wont to do when their access to electronics are denied. But the candy and soda at the film surely helped.

I wrote only 189 words yesterday (539 total) not due to any particular block (so I tell myself) but because I’ve finished one project of moderate length and one project of short length, and editing and covers and spell grinding take a lot of time!

And that’s the transition I spoke about in today’s title: I’m going to cut myself some slack as I plug slowly along on the A-Z Challenge and try to get Space Cats  and the second work published. I could probably track hours put into publication items, but tracking time is not my strong suit. (I tend to get a little distracted here and there, and fail to mark the transition between one task and another.)

With all that out of the way, here is this week’s information:

Weekly total words: 9,234
Weekly total fiction words: 7,026
Weekly total blog words: 2,208
Difference from last week: +9%
Weekly rank: 1 (of 15)
April fiction total: 11,267
March fiction total:
February fiction total: 9,217
January fiction total: 18,615
002* Words: 4,376

See that? Lots of words! And I had to remove 003 from the list because I finished it! *wild cheers and applause* At least, I think I did. *record scratch* You never know. It’ll end up being a short story collection at some point because the world has been stuck in my head for ages, and I’ve never gotten past the opening before, really. I mean, kind of I have, but not to the point of publication. Moving this section forward kind of feels like it means I don’t have to keep rewriting it anymore. 🙂

I anticipate next week to have fewer words, but hopefully to also be able to report of the release of two new works into the world for readers.