… about it being your only source of income, is that you know you can work all the time. And when things are tight, you feel like you should work all the time … that if you can just get more words on the page faster, that the money problems will get better, that you… Continue reading The thing about writing full-time …
Category: Writing Life
I always expect more words the first time I check the count. I’m always disappointed. Later on, I usually have more than I expect, and am delighted by my progress, but that first check is always frustrating. I’ve gotten so that I hold off on checking, just so I won’t get a low first number… Continue reading 760 words
Tried clearing the cache and cookies from my writing computer — still can’t get back on my site. Meanwhile, downstairs the DSL modem stopped working for Matt, which means I can’t get on the site from down there either. So anyone from the community reading this — please pass on the fact that I’m stranded.… Continue reading Computer Issues
Oh, my hours are SO screwed up
I went to bed again around 5:30 a.m., got up at around 8:30 a.m., and am now, thanks to fortuitous changes in everybody’s schedules, back at work. Starting in with scene 34, so I’m making progress, even if it is slower than I’d like. I need to finish the outline to day, and I need… Continue reading Oh, my hours are SO screwed up
Back to it.
Finished through scene 20 last night — have done 21 and am starting on 22 right now. These are rough two-to-three-sentence outlines that just hit on how each scene expresses that scene’s conflict and how it ties in to the major theme (or secondary theme). It is, from experience, not something you can show to… Continue reading Back to it.
Did the math
I’m estimating 120,000 words for the replacement to Closer to Chaos. At my new page set-up, I’m averaging 192 words a page (less than previously, but I now have more room to edit on a page, which is important.) I’ll have to do 625 pages, and if I divide those into 50 scenes, I’ll average… Continue reading Did the math
Well, I found the theme
At this late, late date, with my deadlines all gone to hell and Closer to Chaos living up to its title in ways I cannot even begin to describe, I have located the theme. The main, core, heart-and-soul theme of the whole goddamned thing, the rudder, the star by which to steer the ship. Love… Continue reading Well, I found the theme
I’m really looking forward to getting back to writing.
Today I have had the endless fun of reloading software, remembering passwords, and getting things to work. Yippee. This is not the way I like to spend my work time; unfortunately, in order to use the computer, first you gotta make it run. Giant, lumpy, hairy pain in the ass. It is, however, more fun… Continue reading I’m really looking forward to getting back to writing.
I am TRIUMPHANT
My goddamned work-computer internet connection/modem works now. Only had to reformat the hard drive twice to get it to work again, too (and this after every other possible option had been exhausted, and me with it.) But I can blog while I write again, and I can research, and — ah, for joy, for frabjous… Continue reading I am TRIUMPHANT
Not much happiness tonight
Computer reformatted, things still not working. Back to the grind. The damned thing IS going to work.