WARPAINT type-in is going slo-o-o-o-o-owly #WABWM
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7:32 AM

So.

Worked the weekend. Got two—count ‘em—two chapters of the book typed in, and that was working hard. I have unholy amounts of hand-written text through about page 270 (out of 394) so it’s entirely possible that one chapter a day is going to be my type-in pace for about the next 6-8 days.

Contemplating what that’s going to do to even my revised schedule makes me weep.

But talking isn’t writing.

So I’m getting to work now.

Kick some ass today. I’m cheering for you. And for myself.

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WARPAINT type-in is going slo-o-o-o-o-owly #WABWM — 11 Comments

  1. Holly,
    Take the time it needs. You are an inspiration to me. Doing my third novel as a NANOWRIMO Newbie and at 25,000 words, averaging 2K a day (That sounds nice.) Had 4444 Sunday for perhaps my biggest writing day in my life. So far I don’t think there’s anything that would be fine with a rewrite. So I think a HTRYN purchase is in our joint future! ;-) Looking forward to reading Warpaint before I start an edit of my soon to be new novel!

  2. Well, I wrote something today, for the first time in weeks. And it’s snowing. I think I’ve done all the butt-kicking I can manage for now; but I’ll do more this evening. :)

  3. Started and completed chapters 12 and 13 of the type-in. Have written 3693 new words today. Many of these were not even from the write-in, because I realized I was missing something incredibly cool that hooks into something else later in the story…something I NEEDED a hook for.

    So, got that.

    But now have the Mother of Migraines. Going to have some Tylenol and aspirin, but I’m probably done for the day. :/

  4. I’ve been doing the Write a Series workshop and at first I thought I’d solved this huge problem I was having with my series idea, and I was super excited, but after more brainstorming and asking myself questions (and getting some feedback from close friends) I’ve realized that I still haven’t fixed the problem. So I have to keep hacking away at it, keep developing, see if I can fix it.

    I think the problem comes from trying to make this theme I want to write about fit with these other story ideas I have, and the honest truth is that they might not be compatible. In which case, maybe what I need to do is develop multiple ideas so that I can work on one without feeling like I’ve abandoned the other — I’ll just come back to it later.

    I love writing, but sometimes it kind of kicks you in the butt over and over.

    • Just realized what a downer that comment was!! Forgot to say this:

      You’re going to do great Holly! I know Warpaint is going to be such a good read. You have overcome such crazy obstacles, I’m pretty sure nothing can stop you. After all, everything Cady learned about ass-kicking, she learned from you.

  5. Holly – Thanks, just thanks for including us in your process. It’s like reading a graphic novel where our heroine struggles with a host of setbacks but keeps going only to succeed gloriously in the end.

    Heading for the halfway mark of NaNo today. I’m at 24071 – hoping to add another 2K.

    • Jen, that’s great. Halfway, and it’s not the 15th yet. Color me envious. I’m behind at just over 11K. Sigh. Back into the fray as soon as I finish paying work today!

      • Thanks Carol! And 11K is nothing to sneeze at! I keep plodding along in 15 minute increments – that seems to work for me at this point in time (can we say “short attention span??) – a trick I learned from the totally unrelated Flylady website (house cleaning of all things).

        May your words be plentiful and your characters sassy!

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