Category: Fantasy

  • OHIO #4: GOT ‘EM! 2110 words… and sheer joy!

    OHIO #4: GOT ‘EM! 2110 words… and sheer joy!

    Fun, fun writing.  It flew, and I made myself laugh. I’m not done with the novel yet, but I’m done for today. I left things hanging, but I wrote considerably more than my 1250 words goal. Now I have to go work on the website. Monday, I get to come back to this, and to…

  • And having cut some, already had to cut more.

    And having cut some, already had to cut more.

    Down now to 77,762 — which is still way more than minimum novel length. It’s just hard to watch words I’ve already written disappear into the ether. But now… Hoo Boy! Now my MC walks out the door, and the big shit that takes me to the end of this novel starts to happen. 

  • I know how Book 4 ends!!! And will probably finish the novel TODAY!

    I know how Book 4 ends!!! And will probably finish the novel TODAY!

    I woke up this morning knowing the ending. As has happened sometimes in the past with novels, it was just there, something my brain figured out while my body was asleep, and dumped into the hopper for me to see when I woke up. So TODAY, I need to dump about 1200-1400 words that went in…

  • The words today were long in coming… 1267, and 83,316 total.

    The words today were long in coming… 1267, and 83,316 total.

    Today I realized that if I had my ending, I could just stop here.  I always end up adding significantly in revision.  But I don’t have my ending yet. And when I say that, I mean that I don’t KNOW my ending yet. I have the outline.  But I went a different way with the…

  • There were chickens. There was roosting… and Evil Took A Bow

    There were chickens. There was roosting… and Evil Took A Bow

    Another day of building the fix for the HollysWritingClasses.com website. And then a day of coming in late, and tired… and falling into the story. I did not know that today was going to be the day one of my secondary villains came out of hiding. Or that the various things this character has done…

  • Most of the words, all of the fun

    Most of the words, all of the fun

    I got 1207 words today before 11 AM. And now I have to stop where I am because that’s close enough to 1250, I’m at a really good stopping place, and because I and my moderators are hauling ass to rebuild HollysWritingClasses.com on new software and get it live before the existing site croaks. Love…

  • Amazing what a good night’s sleep will do: 1448 words, and a truly wicked scene

    Amazing what a good night’s sleep will do: 1448 words, and a truly wicked scene

    Have I mentioned lately that I love my job?  I FREAKIN’ LOVE MY JOB!!! Love it.  I had absolutely no clue what was going to happen today in the scene I had to write. I knew who had to be there. Not why. Not what the scene needed to accomplish. It was main character meets…

  • Had no sleep last night, feel like crap. 127 words

    Had no sleep last night, feel like crap. 127 words

    It’s something. That’s all I can say. I’m going to do two more small things today, and then go sack out on the couch. Get Holly’s Free Fiction Sampler, plus Weekly Fiction Updates, and when these books go on sale, get invited to the launch.

  • I’m looking good to beat my deadline on Ohio #4

    I’m looking good to beat my deadline on Ohio #4

    So… <evil laugh>… today went well. I got 1251 words of my 1250 needed.   And I now only have 12,288 words left to hit my 90,000 on this novel. I might run a little longer, but I don’t think it’s going to be much over that. Yeah, I did the math. And took a…

  • Ya gotta love an evil plan…

    Ya gotta love an evil plan…

    …And in Book 4 of the Ohio Series, way toward the end, (where I only have about 14,000 words left to finish the damn thing… The Evil Plan just crawled out of the woodwork. Not just for my characters. FOR.  ME. I’m at roughly seventy-six thousand words in the FOURTH book of the series, with…