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I just realized I didn’t check in Sunday. The two check-in days, Wednesday and Sunday, are the two hardest days for me because they are church days, and I don’t write on those days. Anyway, I did make some progress on Saturday. I got in 1500+ words on my WIP. I tried to use my Dragon Speech recognition software, but I was about to throw the mic against the wall because it couldn’t recognize the word “cap”. And it seems to do just as well using the computer mic as the headphone/mic (which I discovered by accident when I was using it one day and realized I didn’t have the headphone/mic hooked up to the computer!). So I typed the old-fashioned way. 🙂

Even though I’m working from a real outline for the first time, my story still keeps going in different directions, and I keep having to add points that I hadn’t even thought of when I did the outline. Someone totally different from my original idea did a bad thing, and using a different person for this made it easier for the hero and shero to get together later. So if you fear outlines because you think it stifles your creativity, just remember, it isn’t written in stone. You can just add or take out stuff as you go. Outlines just give you a direction to start going.

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ROW80 Check-In 11/12/14

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Since this post is short and sweet, I’ll make it more interesting with a picture.

Nothing too exciting to report. I’m finally back on track with my WIP, I think. First, I fell out of love with it. Then I got sick. But, now, things are better. I’ve written the past two days, so it’s all coming back, I think. 🙂

That’s all, folks!

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First I want to apologize for not getting my sponsor duties done in a timely manner this week. For about 3 days, I felt AWFUL. I had weird feelings in my chest (I’m hoping it was my hiatal hernia acting up and not my heart), severe nausea (but no throwing up), sore eyeballs, headache, aching ears (part of the time), dizziness…in other words EVERYTHING felt awful. But no fever. I have no idea what it was, but I started feeling better gradually. I feel completely normal (that’s relative) today.

Anyway, I didn’t get anything done related to writing. Nothing. Hopefully, the rest of the week will be better!

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