So NOW I’m starting on the type-in #wabwm

It’s 12:37 PM here, but I don’t have a headache.

Had one earlier. Small dose of children’s Tylenol, and patience, and I’m okay to work, at least for a while.

Almost exactly half the pages in the manuscript have corrections. About one third of those are SIGNIFICANT corrections, which are going to require the typing in of complete new chapters.

So I won’t finish this today.

Probably won’t finish it this weekend.

But it’s now underway.

Read with hunger. Write with joy.

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13 comments… add one
  • Eleyan Dec 3, 2012 @ 1:36

    Heartened by the immediacy of your posts. I have a favourite story idea I’ve been working on for years.
    What are you doing after you finish this one, Holly?

    • Holly Dec 3, 2012 @ 5:06

      Create A World Clinic, which has been back-burnered way too many times. Then The Emerald Sun, as an adjunct to the How To Write A Series extension and the How To Think Sideways walkthrough.

      Then Cady, Book 3. 😀

      • KenB Dec 3, 2012 @ 22:54


        Create A World Clinic

  • Jen of Hens Dec 2, 2012 @ 16:36

    2705 words today. Thought I’d be starting HTTS #1 but got side-tracked with an idea. So be it. And ONWARDS!

    @Ken – hope you can get that scene on paper!
    @Holly – best of luck with revisions.

    • KenB Dec 2, 2012 @ 23:36

      639 for today so far.

    • KenB Dec 3, 2012 @ 0:23

      639 words so far today. Back on track and refocused. 🙂

      • KenB Dec 3, 2012 @ 0:25

        Double post was an accident. Oops.

        • Holly Dec 3, 2012 @ 5:09

          S’all right. Good progress. Congrats.

    • Holly Dec 3, 2012 @ 5:09

      Ideas. 😀 Yeah, they’ll grab you and drag you off and you can be weeks or months resurfacing.

      Good luck with yours.

  • Holly Dec 2, 2012 @ 8:32

    Got the first half—by page count—of the novel’s edits typed in yesterday.

    That’s deceptive. ALL the new chapters big cuts, and text shifting are in the second half.

    Plugging along on that now, but I was sick last night, and I feel like the dog’s breakfast today. So I don’t know how long I’ll be able to keep working.

    • Holly Dec 3, 2012 @ 5:07

      Got almost nothing done yesterday. But today I feel pretty good. So back to work. 😀

  • KenB Dec 1, 2012 @ 20:37

    At least the write in is done! Any progress is progress.
    Kudos to you.
    On this side of the world, this last week in the Med has been so busy that my progress for the week was pretty much consisted of my next scene brewing in the back of my mind. I had hand written a page, but just got to type it in last night, So I’m still sitting at 9250 total words. It’s pretty much been work, sleep, work, sleep. Continuing on this afternoon or evening.

    • Holly Dec 3, 2012 @ 5:08

      Hope your writing went well.

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