Ran out of time to blog yesterday — so this is going to have to cover both days. I got 912 words yesterday, and did some more worldbuilding. It was an important day because I figured out the big element in an upcoming scene — And TODAY wrote that great scene, forgetting that it was… Continue reading Today, 1983 words and a scene WAY out of order… (and yesterday…)
“No plan survives first contact with the enemy…”
Or second contact… Or third… The quote may come from Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, or Carl von Clausewitz, or Dwight D. Eisenhower… or just some dude who knew shit. But it’s true — and it isn’t just true about war. It’s true about any sort of creation that requires spontaneous adaptation to unknowable but… Continue reading “No plan survives first contact with the enemy…”
That RIGHT left turn in Albuquerque
First, the word count. On Ohio 4 today, I got 1264 new words (out of my planned 1250…), and on Book 4, I now have 18,426 total. This was, overall, an excellent writing day, in which stuff happened that I was not anticipating that was way better than the stuff I’d planned. My characters were… Continue reading That RIGHT left turn in Albuquerque
One more writing day left on Ohio Book 3 — 1552 words today, and 88,306 words total
I am very pleased to report that the rethink on what had to happen to end Ohio Novel #3 worked. Worked like crazy. So did the revelation I had last night that I remembered to write down in my bullet journal yesterday, which was just this: “B” tells “T” to carry the walking stick. (Names disguised… Continue reading One more writing day left on Ohio Book 3 — 1552 words today, and 88,306 words total
The wanderer, in wandering, finds a nightmare in real life — 1264 words, 86,754 total
I had no clue what I was going to write today. I knew that yesterday I’d pulled well away from my line-for-scene outline, getting something better by far than the story sentence I’d written… but I had no clue what was going to happen next. I had the advantage of having the perfect ending for… Continue reading The wanderer, in wandering, finds a nightmare in real life — 1264 words, 86,754 total
Wow! Monsters and spies and the anguish of immortality — 1315 words, and 89,746 total
Tomorrow, I’m going to hit 90,000 words. I still have eight unwritten chapters outlined, and I still have one character who is locked inside some deep trouble, and one whose real identity has not yet been discovered, and I’m writing toward the ending that’s already finished so at least that won’t go haywire… But SHORT… Continue reading Wow! Monsters and spies and the anguish of immortality — 1315 words, and 89,746 total
A monster, ice cream… and a Scrivener compile error. 1402 words today, and 88,431 words
First, the compile error, because for a while, I thought I wasn’t going to have any way to show my wordcount for the day. There are things you have to remember to do when using Scrivener that must be taken care of the moment you do them. Adding a new chapter file, for example, requires… Continue reading A monster, ice cream… and a Scrivener compile error. 1402 words today, and 88,431 words
I loathe drama — ZERO words, ZERO replacement scene sentences built.
Sometimes my job as a writer and my job as a writing-community owner conflict. Today was one of those days — and it was ugly and infuriating. I lost one very nice member who has been with me for years because that writer’s work was attacked in an fashion by another member. I’m doing my… Continue reading I loathe drama — ZERO words, ZERO replacement scene sentences built.