April 20th, 2010

writing_surrenderms

death march, day 2

Thanks to Crysoula’s early morning presence in the war room (well, early for me, late for her), my wordcount at 9:30am stands at just over 1K (THANK YOU SOULA!!!). Odds that more warriors will show up this morning are slim, so it’s back to blogging wars with myself. I think I’m aiming for writing a whole chapter before I go shower, which means another 2500 words by noon, if I can manage it.

Starting NOW.

war #1: 358. that’s rather disappointing. *continues on without a break*
war #2: 533. better. feeding lucy 2nd breakfast now, feeding myself brain-encouraging cranapple juice. back at it in 10.
war #3: 467
war #4: 407. 2800 total by noon, wondering if I can finish this chapter before perishing of hunger. think I’ll try…
war #5: 608 and I’m still not done with the damned chapter. *keeps typing*
war #6: 219 to finish the damned chapter and now I go to EAT OM NOM NOM NOM NOM

(x-posted from the essential kit)
walkerpapers_underthehood

*thud*

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a draft.

It’s a little short at 97K, but there are scenes I need to go back and add (at least 3 of them) and a bunch of clean-up work to do before I turn it in, but that’s a draft. Which means I am officially Out Of Contract (eeee!) and On Vacation for the remainder of 2010.

Yeah, yeah, I’ve got to do the clean-up work and turn it in, and I have two sets of proposals to write (because out of contract is a scary place to be!), and three or four short stories, and eventually there will be revisions on both SPIRIT DANCES and WAYFINDER, but I have basically written two books in the first four months of this year, and at this point everything else is detail work. I’m *done*.

Holy crap. I’m done!

ytd wordcount: 156,900

(x-posted from the essential kit)