feuervogel: (writing)
Finished the pre-revision read-through and note-taking (so I have an actual timeline and continuity and such) yesterday, so I revised the opening. +200 words, though I suspect I'll be cutting an equivalent amount next time.

Words.

13 Jun 2012 11:47 am
feuervogel: (writing)
+395, 67895/90000

Backfill is hard. I need to do it, so I can read the whole thing and make notes on continuity problems and plot holes. I'll have an alpha draft by the end of the month, I hope. The EURO championship is sort of wrecking my ability to work.

Beta-ready draft (which I call the first draft, v1.0) maybe by September? Depends how much space I need to get away from it. Sooner if I can plow through the edits quickly.

Words.

12 Jun 2012 02:39 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+220, 67500/90000

Have another fill-in scene, or at least the skeleton of it.

Words.

11 Jun 2012 03:06 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+860, 67280/90000

One scene filled in. Seven to go.

Words.

7 Jun 2012 03:54 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+1310, 66420/90000

Today, I wrote the last words in Novel Two. This is exciting. Now I have to go back and fill in the scenes that are currently just summaries. After that, I'll read the whole thing and make notes on what else needs to be there, then fill those in.

Exciting!

Words.

6 Jun 2012 01:26 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+1280, 65110/90000

I just learned that my reviews of Exogene and Pilgrim of the Sky will be due by June 30. That means I need to stop being a lazy slug and write them. I may also need to re-read Pilgrim... I read that back in November I think. I have something like an outline of a review for that started on the computer, so I'll see if that jogs my memory at all.

Words.

5 Jun 2012 05:22 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+1350, 63830/90000

Sahar's about to do something stupid but brave.

Words.

4 Jun 2012 01:15 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+1450, 62480/90000

The coffeeshop first thing in the morning is my productive place. Apparently.

Also, 3 blog posts (book reviews). Two reviews left (plus two reviews not for my blog).

Words.

31 May 2012 05:26 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+730, 59815/90000

Didn't have much time to write today, between Pilates & the Germany-Israel friendly. And tonight I have sword class.

Words.

30 May 2012 02:39 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+1260, 59085/90000
feuervogel: (writing)
+800, 57825/90000

Question: One of the characters is pregnant, in her third trimester, and she had an as-yet-unspecified complication about 3 weeks ago story-time, toward the end of her 7th month. (I can change the exact timing.) I think it was probably early labor, which the doctors were able to stop. She's just had a huge emotional shock, and I need her for plot reasons to be taken to the hospital tomorrow story-time. Would early labor fit that bill? I'd rather not have something wrong with the fetus itself, because it needs to be born relatively healthy. She could initially have thought they were just Braxton-Hicks contractions, then found out she was wrong.

Right now, I have a bit of mental handwavery and "I'll get back to that later" where this plot point is.

Words.

23 May 2012 04:02 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+825, 55825/90000

Writing is like pulling teeth today.

Words.

22 May 2012 04:52 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+805, 55000/90000

Not to my target, but I liked the round (total) number.

Words.

21 May 2012 04:09 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+910, 54195/90000

Nearing the end of the plot. Hitting places where things happen for reasons of politics that I haven't exactly figured out yet. Also lots of dangling plot threads I need to tie up.

Words.

18 May 2012 04:16 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+900, 53285/90000

So many things happening at once. Sahar can hardly keep up.

Words.

17 May 2012 03:42 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+765, 52385/90000

Killing characters is hard.

Words.

16 May 2012 03:25 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+1095, 51620/90000

After yesterday's no-writing day, I had to get some extra in to make up for it.

Words.

14 May 2012 04:08 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+1105, 50525/90000

Today's darling:
Between her shock at the inhumane action of the Martians and her fear for Sher and his comrades, she had to organize the council’s response. She tucked her horror and worry into a corner of her brain where she could watch it with disinterest while she dealt with the matter.

Words.

13 May 2012 03:49 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+740, 49420/90000.

I also got answers to my questions about the STI revisions, so that's good, and I think I can take those last couple things, tidy them up, re-read it, and send it back. Yay?

Words.

10 May 2012 03:22 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+995, 47695/90000

Got my word count in less than 90 minutes, and now I'm watching football. (It's halftime right now.) We're up 1:0 in a two-legged battle with the 3rd-placed team of the second league to see who plays in the first league next year. Part 2 is on Tuesday.

Words.

9 May 2012 04:28 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+985, 46700/90000.

Politicking, arms trafficking, semi-clandestine meetings.

Words.

8 May 2012 04:47 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+1100, 45715/90000 --> over 50%!

Once I hit the last scene, I'm going to go back and fill in the empty scenes I already have marked, then give it a read to figure out what else I need to add. Probably ought to let it rest a bit first? I have 15 scenes left, though of those, 8 are after the scene I'm working on now, and those may well expand into 10 or 12 or 15, depending on how things go.

So draft 0 may end up with 65-70k words. I'm OK with that. All the exposition and description I need to add in the next pass should get it much closer to 90.

Words.

4 May 2012 03:54 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+950, 44615/90000

Then since I hit my word target for the novel before 10:30 am, I spent part of the afternoon making revisions on my short story, following the revision notes I got. I only need clarifications on two and am arguing to stet one. I haven't gotten to the last section (which has 2 comments in it, both of which I think are right on), but I think I'm going to take a nap instead.

+175, 7278 words (7300 including the title? Not sure where Scrivener's word count is finding those extra 22 words otherwise).

Making the needed changes to the ending will add another hundred words? 200? I don't know, exactly, and I'll have a look at it, uh, Tuesday? Since I'm in a tai chi workshop all weekend and another CE on Monday.

Words.

3 May 2012 03:44 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+970, 43665/90000.

Sahar realizes what sending her daughter to live with her aunt in safety means, emotionally.

Words.

2 May 2012 03:16 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+980, 42695/90000

Press conference, potentially seditious speech. Fun.

Words.

1 May 2012 05:03 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+995, 41715/90000

After dinner, I'm going to take a first stab at the revisions to Something There Is, since I'm home alone till Ben gets back from his dinner.

Words.

30 Apr 2012 04:37 pm
feuervogel: (writing)
+1025 tooth-pulling words, 40720/90000.

I slept very badly last night, so I'm pretty sleepy, which always makes it harder to write. But I got focused and got some work on.

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