I am, much to my delight, just about out of the stuff I saved from Ohio 3 to use in Ohio 4. It’s good stuff, and reworking it so that it fits the current worldbuilding is interesting, and fun… …But constantly ripping out old words as I insert the better new ones is not my… Continue reading Three steps forward, two steps back: Ohio 4, Chapter 7… and done, I think, with stuff brought forward from Ohio 3
Category: Contemporary Fantasy
Tiptoeing through the minefield… and being mocked by my Muse
I’d hoped to get 1200 words net today, but after a workday that started at six AM and included very little sleep the night before, I’m going to take what I got and go do things that don’t require so much brain. What I got, though… Holy Crap! I found out something absolutely enormous about… Continue reading Tiptoeing through the minefield… and being mocked by my Muse
Bending space-time, dealing with elf shot, and 1344 words today.
I’m now, much to my surprise, Ohio 4 is at 28,400 words. After the unwelcome but necessary “not writing” work yesterday, today was fun and exciting, and I got to know a lot more about my newest folks in the series. I had to do a bit of retrofitting on some of what I got… Continue reading Bending space-time, dealing with elf shot, and 1344 words today.
The truth about elves… 2,266 words today, 27,056 words total, and a LOT of fun
Tolkien aside, I have always preferred small, fast elvish trouble-makers to tall, willowy, blonde high elves. And today I had a LOT of fun writing the little troublemakers, and got sheer joy reveling in knowing who they’re about to start making trouble for. Some of what landed in the book today was a cut-and-paste save… Continue reading The truth about elves… 2,266 words today, 27,056 words total, and a LOT of fun
Ohio-Novel Monday: Still working through the rewrite of the stuff I saved last Friday
I did a lot of words. Pulled stuff out, put stuff in, and at the end of it, I don’t have 1250 words to show for my time, but when you’re fixing and tinkering and replacing chunks of text, that’s the way it goes. I Iike this section. I love the characters, I love the… Continue reading Ohio-Novel Monday: Still working through the rewrite of the stuff I saved last Friday
Still fiddling with yesterday’s infusion of words rescued from Book Three
I’ve added, I’ve cut, I’ve rethought… and I made significant progress on Chapter 6. Just not much of a net gain. So now I’m at 171 words for the day, and 24,242 for the novel. And having moved through a lot of pages to get that very small gain, I’m now going to call it… Continue reading Still fiddling with yesterday’s infusion of words rescued from Book Three
Hear now my wicked laugh… Today went GREAT. 3,555 words, and 24,071 total
First, I need to say that I did not WRITE 3,555 words today. I wrote quite a few of the words I got today during that wrong direction I took in Book 3. From the mess I made of that before I ripped out those chapters and wrote new ones, I saved a number of… Continue reading Hear now my wicked laugh… Today went GREAT. 3,555 words, and 24,071 total
Got good words, got good pages, but running late… so…
I’m just going to say that I love what I got, and but I’m running late, still have things to cover. 2243 words, and 21,109 total.
Didn’t sleep last night… didn’t write well today.
I got words. 439, to be precise… and I’m pretty sure all of them were garbage. I pulled the plug on the writing, and I’m pretty sure that tomorrow, after I’ve had sleep (assuming I can sleep tonight — I don’t have frequent insomnia, but when it hits, it can run for a couple of… Continue reading Didn’t sleep last night… didn’t write well today.