Well damn, I almost missed a mini milestone but for spotting the way that the post numbers lined up before writing this. Today marks 600 consecutive days of blogging alongside 1K. On a day where I also edited all of WHT and submitted it to the Wattys, where TWR hit 40,000 words and then some, and where for the first time in quite a long time, I slept well. I had a day off, following my whole ‘XY1K is a holiday’ model for me, and I am unashamed to say I slept in until 2:30pm. I needed it.
This has been a wonderful weekend, one I think I’ll treasure for a long time to come. Even if I don’t hear back from the agent I sent Unreachable to – though I hope I do as they represent a favourite writer of mine – and even if none of my three WattPad books get a look in at the Wattys, the fact I’ve gone for it, and done so with gusto and pride makes this a memory I will cherish. It’s sad I couldn’t spend it with anyone, but then, I chatted to a lot of friends, and spoke to mum on the phone, so I wasn’t really alone. I’m starting to feel a lot less alone in general.
So what’s next? Well I’m going to need to get TSS ready for its debut on Friday – unless I do something really stupid like uploading it all at once to get 4 books in the Wattys. No I’m not doing that, that would in fact be quite dumb. But I am going to upload all the chapters to WattPad and then begin proofing them there. I don’t like the WattPad text editor for much but Chrome’s spellchecker seems to work better there than in Google Docs, and I have no idea why. But hey, I’m not complaining. And of course I’m gonna keep on working away at TWR. I’m picking up steam a bit now, and hopefully the next half of the story will come a bit easier than the first did, assuming it goes in at around 80K. That feels right for the tale at present.
Time to get some rest, and just, enjoy the feeling of having my life together. This year tested me a lot, but, touch wood, I think I’ve done ok. Time to sprint to the end of 2020 as quick as possible.