August 17th, 2007


largely meaningless update

I know something really, insanely cool that has nothing to do with me, but if it happens I am going to positively die of the squee.

And yes, I am saying this just to torture you all. It's very mature of me. :)

I also know that for the first time in weeks/months, the words are flowing. I'm not as far as halfway through a chapter yet, and I'm still trying to stitch things together from what I wrote on this book previously, and I'm pretty sure that the three chapters I'd really, really like to use that are coming up in my old draft are three chapters I really, really can't use in the new one, which is sad, but I'm still just plain happy that the words are coming. So happy, in fact, that I'm going back to work now. Although I may stop for some aspirin, because oi, the headache.

small triumph

I finished a chapter! Part of it was stitched in from the last draft, but by George, a chapter! Yay!

I think I'm aiming for a chapter a day, realistically. I'm not going to have the book done by the time genitiggie gets here at that rate, since it's probably about 35 chapters and I've only just finished chapter 7, and she'll be here in 18 days. I'm deeply trepidatious about leaving it alone the whole week she's here, so I'll probably have to get up and work on it in the mornings so it doesn't go cold, but I very much doubt I'll be doing as much as a chapter a day for that week. Still, as long as I get something done, that'll be good. And then we can go have fun after I've been a good moral upright hardworking author person. :)

Now I'm going to go be a good moral upright hardworking kitchen-cleaning-and-laundry-doing person.

ytd wordcount: 136,300
miles to Minas Tirith: 245