Over 1,500 words today …

DebE —  January 12, 2012 — 3 Comments

Now that’s what I call progress.

And, I’ve done several loads of washing, fed, changed, danced and played with my son, taken him and the dog for a walk (and a swing at the park), organized to go check out a childcare centre next week … And various other things. Time to think about making dinner. Then, it will be bath and wind down for bed for the wee man – hopefully hubby can help with that, since they don’t see each other all day – and then, hubby will be off out to practice with his band tonight, so once weeman is asleep, I can extend my word-count even more. Woot!

The great thing is that I’m far more organized now than I was a year ago. I have a pretty well-detailed outline and a really awesome antagonist (I’m certainly excited about getting him down in text). And, finally, I seem to have broken my most recent bout of writer’s block, so, assuming that getting back into the swing of fitting everything into my day (haven’t tackled my part-time work just yet) doesn’t mess with my muse too badly, things should be swinging along nicely this year. However, I must remember to force myself to do this short story project, too. Typical. I set myself another goal and my novel-writing ramps up a gear. Seems to be the way it works.

2012, here I come.




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

3 responses to Over 1,500 words today …


    You are the second person I have met who says “woot.” Leetspeak. I never played MMORPGs so I missed the development of most of those terms. Interesting.

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