June 27th, 2006



I just got the last page for Chance. This is going to look really fantastic. *laugh* Ardian's going to do inks, and neutronjockey, I need to talk to you about that colorist we talked about the other day. I'll...gosh, maybe I should email you. :) Anyway, one way or another I'm thinking a September-ish submission to Image, at this point. Maybe later, probably not earlier. Also, I must finish writing Chance 4-6. In my copious free time.

I've had to turn the comments off on kitsnaps, because I'm just getting so damned much spam. *sigh* Sorry. Also, for those of you who have the feed, I don't know what was up with it suddenly putting out five or eight posts yesterday, but sorry about that too.

1600 words so far today. Aiming for 3K, not 5, as 5 seemed overwhelming this morning. *chugga chugga chugga* Maybe if I hit 3k early enough today I'll work on Chance #4. Reward writing! (Weird me.) Hm. Maybe I should transfer the Chance files to Little, so I don't have to be at the Work Computer to work on those. That might make me feel less like I was spending my ENTIRE LIFE at that workstation. Chess. That would be good!

bum bum ba bum!

3800 words all told today, and I have doom set up, emotional entanglements to explore, actions to disapprove of, and Guilder to frame for it.

Frankly, I'm swamped.

Actually, I need to go back *again* and do some more revisions on the first 100 pages. This is not how I write a book. I go great guns til I hit a wall a third of the way in, then I rewrite, then I go forward again, slogging through the middle, until I hit the 3/4ths point, at which time I often rewrite, and always start worrying that either I don't have enough story left for the book, or I don't have enough book left for the story, nevermind that these are mutually exclusive fears. I do not rewrite and revise and fix and make the beginning work better while slowly encroaching on the bulk of the book. I've never written a book this way.

Which goes to prove you never learn how to write a novel; you just learn how to write *this* novel. I have a vague hope that all of this back and forthing will mean it's perfect when I get to the end, but I kinda doubt it. :)

5700 words over the last 2 days means I've earned two episodes of Gilmore Girls. I might watch those tonight, or I might ... not. :) I have yet to walk the dog, and it's a beautiful evening, so I might do that instead.

Yes, yes, that's my exciting life. :)

miles to Isengard: 135
ytd wordcount: 193,000