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I'm going into Kayla-withdrawal, I'm sure of it. I've written stories staring Kayla for about three years, and now I've been working on CoM, which isn't even set in the same universe, since about August. I've suddenly lost all desire to write on CoM, but the thought of writing on Tangled Destinies (Kayla's current WIP) is pretty damn appealing. Whatever it is, it seems like working on TD may help, so I'm going to see if I can get some progress done on it, and hope tomorrow yields a better writing-drive than the end of this week has.
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Got just over 2k written today, on account of two word wars that got started in chat, and Fia and Company have returned to Hil-Galith, so things are starting to pick up.
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1019 words on a scene from Lain's point of view, and 721 words of replotting, in which I pretty much rewrote the ending of CoM. But man, this version is so much better now! I love! I can't wait to write it! ::spinning in happy, dizzy circles::
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I think it's time for a rant. It's 8:04 in the morning, I didn't get to sleep until about 11 last night, and then I woke up at 5:10 and couldn't go back to sleep. I'm tired. It feels like there's a tiny man with a large sledgehammer inside my head, pounding away at my forehead. I'm having trouble breathing. I'm hacking up a lung, and every time I do, it feels like I'm going to throw up. I'm hungry, I'm shaky, and I can't walk without feeling dizzy and disoriented. And, to top it all off, I'm on my period and having major cramps. I am miserable. I want to curl up into a tiny ball and just sleep until I get better, but I've been sitting and laying for an entire day already, and I'm going stir crazy. I want to move, but I can't without making myself feel even worse. And as if all the body stuff isn't enough, I'm still having panic attacks about CoM and how far behind my expected word count I am.

Could someone just shoot me and put me out of my misery?
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2,326 total, and now I'm stuck trying to figure out what Fia's going to give to the monsters as a gift.
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Took a sick day from school today, and got 1,586 words written, but I also sent myself into a panic attack, because I realized that I'm 20k behind where I'm supposed to be on Child of Magic, and at this rate it's going to end up about 65k long, which is a hell of a lot shorter than I'd planned. I'm trying to calm myself down and figure out ways to pad, but it's not working very well, and I'm having trouble figuring out how I'm going to make it until Sunday, when I can ask the BN Support Group about it.

Here's hoping tomorrow brings relief from both sickness and my paranoia. Things will be fine. I don't have to reach 100k in the first draft. There's no law against padding during rewrites. All I need to do is add a couple subplots....
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423 words, for (I believe) a grand total of 958 words, and Fia's just knocked herself out (and possible done some other damage) trying to use magic she isn't strong enough to control, in order to save the life of the guy she kinda sorta is starting to fall in love with. I could keep going, but I'm going to pull a Holly and leave off with the end of the scene, so that I'll have something fresh and exciting to start with tomorrow.
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535 words, Fia's just starting to look for Caln, and now I've got to figure out how she manages to find him when he's pretty well hidden by a sea of prarie grasses. Oh well. That's for tomorrow, or at least later tonight.
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326 words. Over halfway there, and Caln's just got trapped by some nasty monsters. Time for Fia to come in ready to save the day, and completely screw things up. This should be fun. Wreaking magical havoc usually is.
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Total for the night: 336 words. Went backwards there, but at least Fia hasn't decided that she could care less about Hil-Galith or what happens to it. She and the mages are getting along better now, and I'm going to have to play around with my plot tomorrow. She was supposed to try to use her magic, but I think it'll be more powerful if she doesn't attempt it until there's no other choice.
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370 words so far, and Fia is NOT cooperating. She is stubbornly insisting that Hil-Galith is NOT her home anymore, and that she has no reason to want to go back. Yet I need her to have to want to go back once she hears about it being overthrown. At the moment, she's got an "I-don't-give-a-damn" attitude, and that'll get my plot going nowhere fast if she keeps it up. Argh. Why do my characters have to be so stubborn?
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593 words, and (hopefully) a few thread-knots untangled. Things are seeming a bit more manageable, at least. We'll see how long that lasts.
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569 words today, and my villian is officially a slimebag. He kidnapped a coworker's wife and daughter, and I couldn't get over my anger while I was writing the scene. One of the themes of this WIP is betrayal, but this scene just made me pissed. I think it's because the wife trusted him, and had every reason to. And he went and betrayed her. I think I was having one of those "No! Don't go into the cabin! You don't know what's in there!" reader kind of reactions. Whatever it, that scene just made me furious. Hopefully, it'll have that same effect on readers.
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483 words written so far today, just 17 away from today's goal, but I'm sure I'll make it up later tonight. Fia and Caln had a nice little unexpected conversation, about magic and protection and how someone could harm someone else just by trying to protect them.

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