Passed the halfway point today with 1350 words, and 45,819 total. And I LOVE the words I got. And as is fitting, the trouble I put my character into got worse — much worse — today. And while I don’t know yet exactly what I’m going to do tomorrow, I do know my main character’s… Continue reading I DID IT! I passed both the novel and the series midpoint!
Category: The Ohio Novels
Definition of a GREAT writing day… [wicked glee below] 1644 words, and 44,469 total
Today was… awesome. Wickedly awesome. But before I get to that, I’m going to note that I’m 531 words away from hitting the NOVEL mid-point and the SERIES midpoint. With that said, here is where I am right now. I was tempted to run even longer than I did, but I left myself at an… Continue reading Definition of a GREAT writing day… [wicked glee below] 1644 words, and 44,469 total
Today went so well I didn’t want to stop… 1398 words, and 42,825 total
Oh, MAN. Today’s scene was fun, and I’m only halfway through it. It was hard, hard, painfully hard to stop… But I’ve left myself in a great place to pick up on Monday. AND… for what it’s worth, I’ll hit 45,000 words and the half-way mark on the novel AND the five-book series next week. … Continue reading Today went so well I didn’t want to stop… 1398 words, and 42,825 total
Ohio Novel: 1303 words… and out of time.
Just a note that the words today did not come easy, that added that I started out by creating negative numbers by debugging a redundant chunk of yesterday’s scene, and that in spite of that, I did hit my goal. My MC is in big, big trouble. But now I have to go do all… Continue reading Ohio Novel: 1303 words… and out of time.
Today went better. Coffee was involved (for my characters) and 1482 words just flowed.
Better yet, I got to include my favorite local restaurant, and a local (fictional) band, and the first meeting between my MC and a character who’s been dancing around the periphery of the story for two and a half novels. Well, at 40,123 words total on this one, I won’t really be at the halfway… Continue reading Today went better. Coffee was involved (for my characters) and 1482 words just flowed.
Brutal writing day. NET GAIN of 769 words, but to even get into a positive word count was a damn battle
Okay. I knew the fight scene was going to get messy. I knew getting my MC home was going to be tricky. Some of what I wrote yesterday was really good, and it put my character in exactly the right sort of danger. Some of it wandered off into the weeds and got lost, and… Continue reading Brutal writing day. NET GAIN of 769 words, but to even get into a positive word count was a damn battle
The discovery of a beloved grandmother’s legacy
I was not expecting what happened to day. It wasn’t the sentence for this chapter in my life-for-scene outline — I had to write a new LFS sentence just to make sure it wouldn’t break the book when I started writing. But reworking the outline was definitely the right thing. Along with meeting someone whose… Continue reading The discovery of a beloved grandmother’s legacy
Ending strong on Friday: 1320 new words – 36,807 total – and a scene I’ve been waiting to write since I started this
Great writing day, my MC and the character who has been hidden inside the story until now finally get to meet… And it all worked. I miss being able to do snippets, because I would have had a great one for today — but I have to keep the pseudonym separate from me until the… Continue reading Ending strong on Friday: 1320 new words – 36,807 total – and a scene I’ve been waiting to write since I started this
A meal, a band, and a song about a guy who rescued a girl long ago and far away…
Today went well. 1,618 words for the day (which was a nice chunk over my objective)… and 35,505 for the book, so well past the first third… But much better than that, they went funnily, and passionately, and a bunch of pieces from the first two books and bits of this one came together in… Continue reading A meal, a band, and a song about a guy who rescued a girl long ago and far away…
Alien technology… blinks. Fun writing day, 1250 words.
You’re writing along, and the story is going just the way you planned, and then out of nowhere (in your plans) guys appear in your main character’s basement with spiffy, shiny gadgets with buttons and sliders and knobs… And the gadgets have their own legs, so that they can walk around, and eyes… and the… Continue reading Alien technology… blinks. Fun writing day, 1250 words.