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08 April 2009 @ 06:47 pm
tipping point  

I’m aiming for 3K a day writing, but I’ve been doing (thanks to word wars) more like 3500. Which isn’t a lot more, but it adds up to an extra chapter a week, so if I continue with it, that’ll cut an entire week off the writing time for the book. Anyway, I’m almost at the tipping point–I’ve gotten 2/3rds of an extra chapter written so far, and while I probably won’t actually roll over into the sixth chapter until Friday, the fact that I’m on the cusp is sort of squee-inducing. Okay, yes, I’m a writer and writers are weird, but it’s *extremely* satisfying to be looking at an extra chapter a week.

However, the fact that I’m not writing as fast as I used to does mean that 3500 words is pretty much taking up the whole day (with a mid-day break for exercise, which seems to be working well for me). And I’m finding myself extremely reluctant to do not-writing-work in the evenings, so I’m either going to have to sacrifice part of a weekend day to not-writing-work, or schedule my time a little differently, because I have a growing pile of Stuff that needs doing. I don’t even want to make a to-do list, that’s how much there is.

Dinner now, and then Buffy.

ytd wordcount: 96,700
miles to Minas Tirith: 169.5
ytd km swum: 38.2

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
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quinceyforderquinceyforder on April 8th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
speaking of word wars...
hello!

I'm wondering, when will be the next one?
Thanks to you, I've been able to get a big chunk of a scene done.

Thinking of it, I'm wondering if I should chapterize this prolog for FFN
some scenes will need some fleshing out, because compaired to the recent ones, they're slim

The scene I was writing in the W-War I took part in ended up being 2500 words long, but I realized I wrote myself in a corner, continuity wise, and I ended up deleting the whole scene and taking another approach to it.
It finished at 1468 words, but much more powerful and with much less unneeded dialogue.
so thank you, Miz.
your LJ and chat taught me a lot about writing