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
Category: The Ohio Novels
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!
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)!
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!
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
Ohio 3: A thing about family – the VERY good writing day
Today was a tough writing day — not because of getting the words, but because the words are about things that hit me hard. Family, and what that world could mean, and should mean, and also what it sometimes doesn’t. This chapter is deep inside the magic of the world… and the conflict there comes… Continue reading Ohio 3: A thing about family – the VERY good writing day
OHIO 3: MURDER… and another solid writing day!
The words went happily and twistily today, and I’m delighted with what I got. Evil is afoot, (and probably a couple of knees, and a hand or two), and my main character has just had her whole life flipped upside-down. Nice thing to have happen in Book Three. So now I’m getting to work on… Continue reading OHIO 3: MURDER… and another solid writing day!
Second take on Ohio 2 done in first draft
So… I didn’t use a word of the first version of Ohio 2. Even my “and’s” and “the’s” are brand new, and fresh and sparkling. NOW, HOWEVER… the novel sits for a week or two or maybe three while I outline Ohio Three. Ohio Three will also be brand-new. I won’t even be reading the… Continue reading Second take on Ohio 2 done in first draft