Month: December 2001

  • And at this moment

    The book has 211 pages, and 42,207 words. Hah. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • 2507 words

    Relief — I got the scene. Gratitude — I got the scene. And elation — now I get to go to bed. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • 2403 words. Almost done. I want to wrap this scene.

    And then I’m going to bed. This has been a really stressful bit of the book to write, and I’m not even sure why. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • The visiting old god …

    … is turning out to be a loathesome bastard, but his attitude is doing a nice job of highlighting what Molly is up against, both around her and inside of her. And he’s done a good job of bringing the evils of the dark gods clearly to light. 1082 words done at this point. Had…

  • What’s in a name?

    More than I would have credited. I cut some pages, hoping to get myself back on track, but that wasn’t helping. Then I decided to change the names of two characters that had been a slight, back-of-the-mind irritant since almost the minute I wrote them down. And now the words are flowing again. What the…

  • Back in the saddle … with saddlesores

    I’d like to say that this is going well, but it isn’t. I may have taken a wrong turn in the plot — either in yesterday’s work, or the day before. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • And in another writer’s voice, an echo

    As Her Son Creates His Story, a Mother Waits for the Ending –By Beth Kephart I’ve done the pacing mentioned in this moving article. I’ve watched my two older kids, both writers now, do the same. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • The hell with this

    I have 735 words. I thought I’d done about twice that. I need a break. Maybe I’ll come back to this tonight — maybe not. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • 587 words. Yeesh

    To say this is not going well tonight is vast understatement. I’m hunting for the peg around which to anchor this scene and not yet finding it. I feel like I’m skidding on a freshly-waxed floor — Love transcends death. Yes — but where do I go with that? Molly has already been through death…

  • A late start, and a visit from an old god

    My first objective today was just to get a nap. Last night for some weird reason I developed insomnia and didn’t get to sleep until 6:30 am this morning. Blech. So I’m getting a brutally late start tonight. Today’s scene involves an old god bringing Molly up to speed on some of horrors the dark…