Tomorrow my MC has to figure out how to contact (and then rescue) someone important trapped behind enemy lines without breaking the rules that forbid her from having any contact with the enemy. I already know how she’s going to do this. I just need to figure out how to make it smooth, and clean,… Continue reading A tricky bit to figure out for tomorrow… BUT done for today.
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Today was a heavy, brutal rip-through… but I like what I got in the end
I hit a part of the novel today that I got way, way wrong in first draft. And while I’d estimate that in FACT I wrote close to 2000 words — over a period of three straight hours of hauling ass — what I was left with after ripping out that big first-draft nosedive into… Continue reading Today was a heavy, brutal rip-through… but I like what I got in the end
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
Wow! 1412 words, two hours… And LIGHTNING struck! (Or… “Am I making a huge mistake?”)
I’d written myself into a corner yesterday, and I had absolutely no clue what was going to happen next. See… Brain writes the outlines and the overall planning. Gut, however, writes the words, and Gut — like a willful horse — is entirely capable of getting the bit between his teeth and galloping straight toward… Continue reading Wow! 1412 words, two hours… And LIGHTNING struck! (Or… “Am I making a huge mistake?”)
MINIONS!!! Minions are awesome! And today my main character had some!
I’ve run out of time, but I got 899 absolutely wicked words in Ohio 5 today. My MC has some helpers who today, in her hour of need, turned into minions — and they’re about to wreck havoc in her defense. It was a fun scene, and will be fun to get back to tomorrow… Continue reading MINIONS!!! Minions are awesome! And today my main character had some!
Doing a Line-for-Scene re-plot of Book 5 from Chapter 7 to Chapter 30
I got 281 words, and am up to 18,423 total, and was rolling along pretty nicely. Hit the end of Chapter 5, rolled over to Chapter 5, and found stuff written clear through Chapter 8 that I’ll either have to save or delete. But I also discovered that the book I’ve been writing since the… Continue reading Doing a Line-for-Scene re-plot of Book 5 from Chapter 7 to Chapter 30
Figured out a spiffy twist… and got carried away: 1797 words, 50,345 total
Today was a “how are they doing it?” day with the novel, as something that has been going on since before Book One even started is revealed. And for folks who, like me, watched a LOT of Scooby-Doo as kids, I’ll note that no rubber suits were involved. This was bloody, and gory, and truly… Continue reading Figured out a spiffy twist… and got carried away: 1797 words, 50,345 total
Yeah… the streak of Writer Cruelty (TM) continues
The words leapt to the page today, my fingers flew, I giggled evilly — and my delightful little town and its bizarre and unpredictable denizens took me deeper into a mess my MC hasn’t even fully wrapped her head around yet. Something big is coming. Something bad is watching. And I’m flying toward it through… Continue reading Yeah… the streak of Writer Cruelty (TM) continues
Oh, today was GOOD… main character in deep soup, her dear friend in deadly danger…
First, though, the words — 1393 out of my 1250 words-per-day objective. 40,171 total. At 45,000, I’ll pass the halfway mark on Book Four. But… oh, boy. I hated having to stop for the day. There’s such incredibly bad stuff happening, and this guy my main character loves so much is in horrible trouble. I… Continue reading Oh, today was GOOD… main character in deep soup, her dear friend in deadly danger…
Ohio 4 Slow start, but some nice conflict — 852 words
This morning didn’t go as I’d planned (scheduling conflicts and a calendar screw-up that broke a couple of planned things), and I was way late getting started on the words. But the local high-school football stadium found its way into the story, and tomorrow, I’ll be writing some scary, magic-y things happening there. Things that… Continue reading Ohio 4 Slow start, but some nice conflict — 852 words