Archive for May, 2011

I’m still behind on word count, but I’m slowly creeping back up. It didn’t help that I didn’t write on Saturday. My husband wanted to go see Thor that afternoon, then that night I went to a lingerie shower for my future daughter-in-law. But I think I’ll catch up soon.

Thor…oh my stars! I loved the movie, but even if I hadn’t, it would have been worth it just to SEE him. Bad Lauralynn! *smacks self* I have never seen such a perfect body. And the face was equally worthy of adoration. The first time it showed him in a pair of low riding jeans and no shirt, my husband actually put his hand over my eyes. LOL

Okay, I’m finished shamelessly drooling. I don’t usually go this gaga over an actor or character, but…just wow.

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My goal is to average 500 words per day. When I checked my spreadsheet (yes, I’m on of those spreadsheet people), I realized I hadn’t written in six days during the death of my best friend and all the other events surrounding that. I ended up over 2800 words behind in my cumulative goal. I started writing again Monday, and in the past two days, I’ve changed that deficit to about 1900 words. So I’ve made up about 900 words so far. I really think I’m doing pretty good considering what I’ve been going through. So yay!

So how is everyone else doing?

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First of all, I want to thank everyone for all the kind words concerning the death of my best friend. You guys are so awesome! Because of everything that’s been going on, I haven’t written in a few days. It’s mostly because I’ve been busy with things regarding my friend’s death. I made and printed the programs for the memorial service and made a power point presentation with pictures of her. I felt so honored to be asked to do these things. I was so glad to be able to keep busy. I spent time with her family Friday night, and we had the memorial service on Saturday. So, yeah, I’m behind in word count. But I’m going to catch up, hopefully this week. I’ve been a really bad ROW80 sponsor because I haven’t checked in on all the blogs I should, but I hope everyone understands. I intend to remedy that for this check in. Life must continue on, and my friend would not want me to abandon my writing. Her husband, Jonathan Eli, also intends to continue to write.

My goals are to write an average of 500 words per day and to have the first novella in this series ready to release by June 1. I can do this! :0)

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This is a post that I really don’t know how to write. The last round of ROW80 was hijacked by fate when my mom had a heart attack and I had to help her out a lot. I thought that was the worst that could happen to me for awhile. Not so. At 2:00 am this morning, I got a call from my best friend’s husband. Calls at that time of morning are never good. He told me that she had passed away. My friend of 38 years was gone, just like that. She was the same age as me.

The question is…can I go on with my WIP? The answer to that is yes. Why? Because she would want me to. She would never want me to abandon my writing to sit around and grieve over her. I’ll do a lot of grieving, there’s no question of that. Right now I feel like a heavy weight is on my chest and I can barely breathe. I don’t know when the dam will break and the crying will start. I hope it doesn’t happen at church this morning, because I don’t like public displays like that. But my church family would understand.

I would ask that you all send to her family and mine prayers if you pray and good thoughts if you don’t. She was the wife of an author friend that some of you might know, but I don’t know if he’s ready to make that public yet. I would ask special prayers and thoughts for him.

To all of you that are doing ROW80, I hope that you’re doing well…and I’m still there with you.

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