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27 December 2007 @ 12:08 pm
one project down...  
Ok, Chance #5 is finished. This is good, because it's the last issue Ardian's going to be able to draw, due to him having gone off and gotten a real job with the Dabel Brothers. I wanted to be able to finish the storyline with his artwork, so I ended up changing the end of the story (which needed to be changed because the story itself had strayed quite a distance from the synopsis) so it would fit into the last issue. I think it worked out better this way, as far as storytelling is concerned, too. And there's one page that's just Classic Superhero, and I cannot *wait* to see Ardian's pencils for it. *beam*

Now to deal with the PRETENDER'S CROWN proposal, which I really ought to do today. Short of a miracle, I expect I won't reach my 300K wordcount for the year, but that's all right, really. It's been a sort of emotionally exhausting year, writing-wise.

I did have the appalling thought that if I wrote the two books that are contracted as due in 2008, did a dozen comic scripts, revised ANGLES, and did just one other project I'd be looking at somewhere around 450K in 2008. That is *not* like taking it easier. Fortunately, I suppose, not all of that actually *has* to be done.

What does have to be done is a shower and some lunch and a bit of shopping for food. And a walk. I think I gained forty-eight pounds over the last two weeks.

ytd wordcount: 269,400
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
irishkate: Cosyirishkate on December 27th, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
these are things you might like to do - not things to have to do.

There is a big difference.

But relax for a while yet - you need the break
Kathryndancingwriter on December 27th, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
The volume of work you're able to do in a year just amazes me. I think I've done about 75,000 words this year (five books at ca. 15,000 words apiece), and the last 45,000 have about killed me--although, when I think about it, that had to do more with research issues than with the actual writing. But still. 269,400 words is no mean feat; I hope you give yourself credit for it--and a treat (seems to me you've earned one)!
kitmizkit on December 28th, 2007 10:46 am (UTC)
I hope you give yourself credit for it

Probably not enough. A friend of mine once dredged up a quote to the effect of: "Others judge us by what we do; we judge ourselves by what we think we can do." I seem to do that, and tend to be sort of intellectually aware that a quarter of a million words+ is really quite respectable, but it often seems to me like I'm sort of dinking around wasting time.

Oi, eh? :)