Saturday, May 13, 2006

Pages and more pages

Whatever I caught got worse. Sleeping between coughing fits, trying to write and family stuff wore me out.

I met my daily page goal on Wednesday so I got to watch my two fave shows. I would have watched them anyway, but hey at least I could do so without feeling guilty. LOST was so-so after last weeks episode, but INVASION rocked. The whole WWII concentration camp overtones that were suggested in the previews came true and it was a heart-pounding episode from start to finish. I just wish Russell would stop spending so much time with Mariel and find Larkin and the kids. But kudos to Lewis for saving Dave. And Sheriff Underlay has grown on me. I thought he was the villain, but he's really a victim. Talk about playing a complex character. William Fichtner is great. I really wished I could have fast-forwarded to next Wednesday so I could see what happens, until I remembered I had a book to write.

Since I've been under the weather, I'm not sure where I am story-wise. The rough of Ch. 7 is done. I've been working on scenes that will go in 8 and 9. I've been working on the ending, too. I'd planned for 10 chapters, but it looks as if I'll need 11. I don't know why I don't just plan for 11 chapters since that's how many I usually end up with!

What I need today are pages and more pages. Way more than my goal of 10. Let's hope I can do it.

Tomorrow morning we're having Mother's day brunch in Salem at a winery with my parents and family. All I want for Mother's Day is a few hours of uninterrupted writing time. Though I have a feeling the kidlets will have something else in mind!

I'm definitely on edge from the deadline. I got a Mother's Day email from Fisher-Price and I got a little weepy. Boy, do I need a vacation.

By the way, I never did get around to using my facial and massage gift certificate from last year. Getting sick messed up my entire week. But the expiration date says 5/06 so I'm hoping that means at the end of May! I, like any other mom out there, could really use some pampering at a day spa!


Tori Lennox said...

Yeah, I think I'm gonna have to stop calling Underlay "Sheriff Creepy". *g*

Melissa said...

LOL, Tori. I used to think of him the same way!