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11 September 2006 @ 06:23 pm
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I have begun THE QUEEN'S BASTARD. 'Begun' is something of a misnomer, since there were, at the beginning of the day, 49,400 words written on it. I've re-started it, anyway, and have managed, I think, to deal with the scene that I didn't write because I didn't know it needed to be there until it wasn't, and now it is. I think it is there in sufficient quantity. If it is not, then it's because the book needs another POV character, and it's not lending itself to that. We'll see what ends up happening. (Ted cheerfully suggested last night that I take the scenes I've written from other POVs, print them, include them with the final manuscript, and say to my editor and agent, "Here. You guys figure out where these bits go." The idea is appealling. :))

So not a bad writing day, really. I ended up with...well. 3500 *new* words is something of a misnomer, as there was one scene written that I rewrote some and worked in, and a few bits from other scenes I did the same with. Still, I'm counting 'em all. I'm at 53K now. My editor wants this book to come in at 125K. I think it'll come in around 150, and have a vague fear it's going to get completely away from me and that somewhere around 200K I'm going to have to accept that I have written 2 books in the place of one. (That would not be entirely bad, just, you know. Not what I planned.) :)

Right now, having gone through some fifty thousand words of it, I /like/ this book. My only actual fear in writing it is that I won't do it justice (my God, I'm channelling matociquala!). Now, whether I still like it tomorrow after I've tried wrassling a story I haven't worked on in two years back into my brain, and figuring out what happens next, is another question *entirely*, isn't it. But we won't worry about that just yet. :)

Turns out the set-dancing thing on Mondays at the Commodore (where Ted works) is a private function, not an open class, so I skipped swimming this morning for a dance class I can't go to. Oops. Oh well. At least I walked the dog, and perhaps after dinner I'll take myself for another longer walk. (eta: ooh! ted just called to say he'd gotten in good with somebody and i can go down wednesday evening to watch the dancers and talk with them! my husband LUFFS me!)

Ok. Food, then something not-at-a-computer for at least a few hours today. *scoots*

miles to Isengard: 262
ytd wordcount: 293,100
 
 
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MountainLaurelmountainlaurel on September 11th, 2006 02:49 pm (UTC)
I understand, but I hope it got better on the scenes :(
so_mercurial: against_the_normso_mercurial on September 12th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
random and off topic
hi,

i'm a lurker here! i was just curious as to why Thunderbird Falls (and Urban Shaman for that matter) is *ALWAYS on backorder, or not available for 4-6 weeks at amazon. is there a specific reason this is occurring?

M

p.s. i do enjoy reading about your life. tell me, how does a girl from alaska, get to ireland?!
kit: writing2mizkit on September 12th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
Re: random and off topic
tell me, how does a girl from alaska, get to ireland?!

on an AIRPLANE! :)

*laugh* It was an adventure, and I'm an Irish citizen, so they couldn't keep us out, so we decided we should Just Do It, and we did!

i'm a lurker here!

HALLO LURKER. I like lurkers coming out of lurkdom. It's always nice to meet people. :)

i was just curious as to why Thunderbird Falls (and Urban Shaman for that matter) is *ALWAYS on backorder, or not available for 4-6 weeks at amazon. is there a specific reason this is occurring?

...because I'm very, very popular. o.o

Um, really, I don't know. If, in fact, I'm lucky, it *is* because I'm popular and they're having a hard time keeping the books in stock. Other than that, I can put the question to my agent and see if she has any further insights, if you want. :)
so_mercurial: no_surpriseso_mercurial on September 12th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
Re: random and off topic
on an AIRPLANE! :)

well, you do seem to be fitness minded, who knows, perhaps you rowed. [dry] ;)

It's always nice to meet people.

::waving madly::: (don't worry, i'm *mostly harmless)

...because I'm very, very popular. o.o

um, yeah. this is why i started stalking reading your LJ! ::flail::

and I'm an Irish citizen, so they couldn't keep us out

oh, i didn't know that. were you a transplant to alaska, or were your parental-units from ireland? (yes, i am prone to ask nosy questions, please feel free to tell me to pump sand. ;) )

I can put the question to my agent and see if she has any further insights, if you want. :)

neah, don't put yourself out. i purchased it, on the never-never plan apparently, and in the meantime borrowed it from the library.

M
kitmizkit on September 13th, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
Re: random and off topic
well, you do seem to be fitness minded, who knows, perhaps you rowed. [dry] ;)

Y'know, I'd never considered that. I'd threatened to *swim*... :)

oh, i didn't know that. were you a transplant to alaska, or were your parental-units from ireland? (yes, i am prone to ask nosy questions, please feel free to tell me to pump sand. ;) )

Neither, actually. My grandfather was born in Tyrone, and through a somewhat drawn-out process people whose grandparents are demonstratively from Ireland can apply for citizenship through foreign birth registration. It is, quite literally, a grandfather clause. :) I was in fact born in Alaska. :)

i purchased it

Thank you.
(Anonymous) on September 13th, 2006 10:46 am (UTC)
Re: random and off topic

Y'know, I'd never considered that. I'd threatened to *swim*... :)


i'm pragmatic. if one rows, one can take more stuff and things with them! *beams*
so_mercurialso_mercurial on September 13th, 2006 10:47 am (UTC)
Re: random and off topic

Y'know, I'd never considered that. I'd threatened to *swim*... :)


i'm pragmatic. if one rows, one can take more stuff and things with them! *beams*

oops. logging in might be good. [mutter]