October 6th, 2008

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I love being awake...

at five AM. Really.

But since I am, I might as well do my Monday Weekly Word Count.

Drumroll, please...

Last week's word count: 27,305

This week's word count: 30,735

Word count for the week: 3,430

Which is about a thousand more than last week, and not quite twice my weekly goal. Go, me.

Today, if I go a little over my goal, I'll crack 31,000. Seeing as I have the next scene kind of in mind, and a stuffed anteater under my arm for inspiration (along with, as I've said, a ridiculously handsome man staring at me from the right side of my computer screen with a sort of come-hither expression), I think I should be able to do that.

*cough* Not that the next scene is the least bit sexy, unless you think that non-consensual blood and pain is hot, which, yeah, not so much for me. Also, I may have killed off not!Happy in the last scene. And, not!Harry might actually prefer death to what they're going to do to him, and I've still got to figure a way around the whole "how are they going to control him" thing, because sedation for the really bad part may be out of the question.

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Barely 8am...

And I've hit my target word count already.

Quiet is apparently good for me. As is hugging a stuffed anteater under my arm. RDJ looking at me from my desktop certainly doesn't hurt.

But I still have to figure out how my plot is going to work for the foreseeable future. Because this is where it gets complicated...
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writercon 2009 is a go. It's in Minneapolis, July 30-August 2.

I have...really mixed emotions about this. On the one hand, I've been to both previous WriterCons and had a tremendous time. I love meeting my fannish peers and getting all meta with stuff and talking about writing.

On the other hand.

  • Something like this will run me, conservatively, about a thousand dollars. That's a thousand dollars I could spend going to Mile Hi Con or ArmadilloCon or some other pro Con.

  • I've written one fanfic in the last, oh, two years. Count 'em, Jim, one. And I'm not planning on writing any more. My focus has entirely shifted to original fiction.

  • Fandom has splintered and scattered somewhat since 2004 and 2006. Honestly, the only fanfic I'm reading anymore is Iron Man and KKBB. I can't remember the last time I read anything in Buffy, Angel, or Firefly. I barely skim the newsletters anymore.

    So...yeah. Now, if there's going to be a pro track, I'd definitely be interested in that, and in fact would be more than happy to be on panels about making the transition, finding markets, etc. But if that's not a factor, well, then...