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11 March 2013 @ 09:54 pm
plodding along  

I was obliged to stop and remind myself today that in fact by any standards at all, a 5100 word day is actually very good. Even by my standards, which as we all know are completely lunatic.

I’ve done 25 or 30K since Wednesday last. It’s not as much as I’d been hoping for, but again, in actuality it’s quite good. The problem, of course, is I’m not even vaguely convinced they’re the right words. I have no sense of the book and frankly think it all sucks.

Ted and my mother assure me I am right on schedule for thinking that, which is less reassuring than you might imagine. When I said that to my sister, she said, “Right. Because they don’t know how much THIS BOOK might suck.”

*She* understands. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

 
 
 
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on March 11th, 2013 05:23 pm (UTC)
That's a remarkable number of words, by anyone's standards!

On the other hand, I know exactly what you mean. There is always a point in the book where I can't tell if it sucks or not. (Sometimes an extensive point.)

I'm sure you have plenty of first readers, but if you need another set of eyes, just yell. I just finished reading the last one, so I almost remember what happened...
Michellemsagara on March 11th, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
Aha, I know this one!

“You always say that when you’re a certain way into a book.”

“But this time it’s really true!”
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irishkateirishkate on March 12th, 2013 07:08 am (UTC)
I have faith that THIS book will not suck- especially by the time you are finished with it.

And numbers wise you are certainly on track.. 25 or 30 thousand words is nothing to sneeze at.