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Nose to the Grindstone [Oct. 24th, 2008|11:15 pm]
e_moon60
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Over 6000 words today.  I'm too tired to count exactly, but I think something like 6100. 
Over 24,000 words this week.  122,000 since I started keeping formal count, on September 15.   (Which means even with the short week--that first week was only 13,743--I've averaged 20,000 words/week for six weeks.)


But when you've got two kings, the son and daughter of one of them, the Knight-Commander of Falk, some Halverics, some Pargunese soldiers, some Pargunese lords, some King's Squires, Royal Archers, and someone ends up thrown in the river, plus a fight in an inn....it's a long, long, LONG day.


Bed now.  I hurt. 

Hafdan can die tomorrow.


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[User Picture]From: mela_lyn
2008-10-25 01:59 pm (UTC)
*chuckle* Sounds like fun?
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[User Picture]From: mirtlemist
2008-10-25 02:37 pm (UTC)
Wow, congratulations on the progress! I've been hoping for another book in your Paks setting :) I have the trilogy and often reread them. Good vibes to you to help soothe the pain.
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From: bluehairsue
2008-10-25 04:15 pm (UTC)
I am a short story writer, mostly. I am just about to start NaNoWriMo (for the second time). I am totally and utterly inspired by someone who can write 20,000 words a week and HAVE THEM COME OUT GOOD. You know; making sense. With extra added plot. In a short story, you don't get 2 characters doing 10 pages of unattributed dialogue and then taking off all their clothes and jumping in the lake, like what 2 of my NaNoWriMo people did last year. (I think the boredom had driven them mad...) You are my HERO.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2008-10-25 06:32 pm (UTC)
I am now speaking firmly to it of the five remaining work days. This draft must be finished by next Friday or I have not a hope in Hades of getting it organized, revised, polished, and in to my editor on time. And this is not the economic climate in which to miss a deadline. (I hate having to think about that, but it's bread, butter, and electricity for the computer, so...) The Plot Daemon needs to feed me just the plot for the rest of this book, and mark the little tabs so that A of POV 1 will fit into slot A' of POV 2. Every word needs to be good enough that it doesn't require a lot of rewriting...HAH. I live for rewrites; I'm a horribly messy first-draft writer.

If I just had another month between now and November 1...December 1 wouldn't look so daunting....


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