Character Surgery

Well, on the bright side, I got 3700 hard-fought words on Lesson 12 of HTRYN.

On the dark side, I’m too freakin’ fried to do any fiction.


How are your words coming along?

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10 comments… add one
  • Joanna Penn Jan 30, 2010 @ 21:35

    Hi Holly, I have just discovered all your wonderful material and have started going through it. Have written 3,400 words in characterisation sketches from your Character Clinic – such fun, and although it is not word count for the novel, I am getting to know my characters a lot better.
    Thanks so much for sharing your expertise. Joanna

  • Danzier Jan 27, 2010 @ 21:09

    No typed words; I’m working through the free modules from the HTTS sign-up sheet. (Hardcore; thanks, Holly!!) I’m just going to lurk for a couple of days and and focus on work and word count. School starts again next week, and I’d like to be further along than I was at Christmas break. 😀

    • Holly Lisle Jan 27, 2010 @ 23:17

      Very glad you’re finding the demo modules useful. 🙂

  • Lisa R Jan 27, 2010 @ 19:23

    Nothing of significance. But determined to do something, I wrote 539 words of thoughts. I really need a vacation!

  • HannaBelle Jan 27, 2010 @ 13:25

    100 words, two new sentences and the verbiage that went with it.

  • The Pencil Neck Jan 27, 2010 @ 11:13

    1003 words.

    The Princess, still dressed in a Guard uniform, takes a lift up to the docks and the door opens on a firefight. And she’s on the side with the Guards. With her crew and the escaped slaves on the other side. The sergeant in charge of the Guard detail grab The Princess and she’s really worried until she realizes they’re waiting for orders. So, she says that they shouldn’t worry no matter how bad this looks because she’s got a plan and she goes over to the slaves to act as a “negotiator”. They use the Princess as a “shield” while she’s giving the thumbs up to the Guard that she’s got everything under control.

  • DasteRoad Jan 27, 2010 @ 5:12

    679 words on tuesday, and rockin’.

    We’ve switched to Faurel’s point of view for a brief interlude while he and Maithel take care of Erthel, after whatever happened in the previous scene that I’m not gonna tell because it’s spoilertastic… well, happened. Faurel realizes what Erthel actually meant when she tried to explain to him her trouble with “the gift”, and begins to see her in a different light.

  • Greg Jan 27, 2010 @ 3:49

    RFW: 1228
    Couple of k on OFL revision.
    And the last of my invigilation duties…

  • Leah Jan 27, 2010 @ 3:26

    not well today. been distracted. hoping to get my minimum before bedtime, and hoping that my teaching Pilates between now and then calms my head down enough to concentrate.

    glad to hear that you’re progressing in HTRYN. good luck writing fiction tomorrow!

  • Deb1789 Jan 27, 2010 @ 2:59

    833 words.
    A little backround on the Darkside, and a few more issues between two characters than I expected. . . But over all, I think it’s for the good.

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