I hit words from the earlier version today… and did not delete them, because I didn’t want to come out heavily in the negative numbers. The EXPOSITORY LUMP I discovered is marked, and all those words will go, but not today. I’ll cut them once I hit the end of the book. I did pull… Continue reading Not as good as I’d hoped… 363 keepers… and now done with the first third of the book
Another fine writing day being mean to my characters
I’m now more than a third of the way through the draft, and I’m right on target with both the word count and the story. The line-for-scene outline holds. The plot is tight, the action is tense, and I had a hard time stopping, because while I know GENERALLY what happens next, I won’t know… Continue reading Another fine writing day being mean to my characters
Hah!!! MONDAY obeys!
I got the words on the novel — 992 for the day, to be exact, and 32,021 total on Ohio 3, and I was cruel to my characters, and twisty with that’s happening just out of sight… so GOOD writing day. But I also got a bunch of words on something for writers that I’m… Continue reading Hah!!! MONDAY obeys!
Today was a plotting day…
I got 391 new words, but I also had to figure out the logistics of the problem into which I’ve thrown my hero — and she’s really, really unhappy with me now. I’m pretty damn happy with myself now. Today was a Mean Girl™ day, in which, for the good of the story, I did… Continue reading Today was a plotting day…
It’s been a good writing week… but today was EPIC — 4220 words, and a major plot twist
When your fingers are moving so fast you can’t quite keep up with them, because you cannot wait to see what’s going to happen next, that could be described as a GREAT writing day. That was today. And holy crap, I love what I got. I was MEAN today. Bad things happened to a character… Continue reading It’s been a good writing week… but today was EPIC — 4220 words, and a major plot twist
OHIO 3-More of the giddy WHEE… on target, with good words, NICE twist
I love what I got today. I did mean things to characters I love, and one of them is in SUCH big trouble. I know the broad issue, but have no clue what the details are… but I’ll get to investigate the details tomorrow. But now, on to chores, and Real Life(TM)! Download as PDFPrint… Continue reading OHIO 3-More of the giddy WHEE… on target, with good words, NICE twist
A RIDICULOUSLY good Friday — 3927 words, 24,247 total — and wicked joy
After my main character got to experience the deep joy of finding a true friend yesterday (my time, not hers)… she is now facing the potential of horrible loss. So I’m sitting here after getting a good run of words that led to a cliffhanger, a I’m a bit teary-eyed over what’s just happened (YES,… Continue reading A RIDICULOUSLY good Friday — 3927 words, 24,247 total — and wicked joy
The words FLEW, I tell you. They FLEW!
It’s not even 9 AM, and I already finished my words for the day (and even ran over a bit). My objective was 1000 words, and I got my scene, and 1,173 brand new words. Better yet, they fit the line-for-scene outline, they move the story forward — and they are angry. These are words… Continue reading The words FLEW, I tell you. They FLEW!
The Twist REALLY Twisted Today — 1146 words, and 19,149 total
Still working off my Line-for-Scene outline. There’s a lot of room in that sucker for surprises… and today I got one handed to me. The hammer dropped on character who is massively important to the book and series, and I’m now sitting here, staring, going through my outline and thinking, yeah, that fits, it fits,… Continue reading The Twist REALLY Twisted Today — 1146 words, and 19,149 total
Ohio 3 goes dark — 1331 words and an unexpected callback
And darker yet. My MC had one of those “best news in the world, worse news in the world” days today. And while she had the last part of truly wonderful news, I got a big chunk of writing to finish up Chapter 3 and got 729 words into Chapter 4 before I managed to… Continue reading Ohio 3 goes dark — 1331 words and an unexpected callback