January 13th, 2013

wolf eyes

My tweets

  • Sat, 12:23: There's Tuesday's unofficial goal in the can. When I unlock my next achievement, I will be at 25K, the halfway mark. 800 to go for that.
  • Sat, 12:43: I have the house to myself! What madness is this? Boy is off playing and Hubby went to Cabela's to buy me a Micro Desert Eagle. #amwriting
  • Sat, 14:06: 25,000 words in twelve days. 1st Bonus Goal of today done. 500 more to 2nd Bonus and Tuesday's Official Goal. /is ded #amwriting
  • Sat, 14:29: *huffs out a breath*… http://t.co/Qtw2k3f2
  • Sat, 15:16: Taking a break to THINK about this thing some. Protag needs a more active role in the climax. Might have something, but need more planning.
  • Sat, 16:09: They say kill your darlings. I may do that by just excising this character. I like her, but I can't think why she's NEEDED for Plot.
  • Sat, 16:21: You know what, I think my resolution just came together. I could finish this TODAY. That would be AWESOME.
  • Sat, 16:24: WAIT. I don't have to excise this character. Just give her a different role played by an anonymous one. HA.
  • Sat, 20:58: Just hit my word counter, as one does. And it's at 6,666. I'm either doing something terribly wrong or terribly right.
  • Sat, 21:40: I love watching football when both teams I like lose. It's the best thing ever. Looks like it's the Who-Cares Bowl this year. #playoffs
  • Sat, 22:08: And that's Bonus Goal 3. Tuesday's Official Goal is in the can, as is Wednesday's Unofficial goal. I may finish this story tomorrow!
  • Sat, 23:07: That's a good stopping point.… http://t.co/LlHA1wNn
  • Sun, 10:55: Today's goal: Stick an END at the bottom of this story no matter how many words it takes. 3100 yesterday; should be fewer today. But: END.
Guri praise the Lord

And there is now an END...

at the bottom of my eldritch plumbing story. The count came in at 8700. *dies*

Whether I will do anything with Zombunnies today is an open question. I certainly don't have to, because I've got Wednesday's goal in the can. But I might anyway. I'll certainly have a look at the outline and see what I think.

But that's two stories and 27,600 words so far in this project, in less than two weeks.


To give you an idea of the scale...

Of what I've accomplished so far.

In 2010, I penned 28,900 words. All year. Four stories.
I skipped 2011. Roleplay ate my brain.
In 2012, I penned 36,200 words. All year. Three stories.

In under two weeks, I've scribbled 27,600 words.

Now, these aren't "complete" words. Just because a story has an END at the bottom doesn't mean it's finished. I'm banging out words so fast that I'm sure they suck, and whatever number I end up with will undoubtedly be revised up or down as I actually squish these things into some semblance of "good."

But I like this process. It's working. I have outlines, I have plans, I hit the Great Swampy Middle and don't have time to get bogged down, and I never get to the point where I hate a story because I'm not flailing around trying to figure out what's Next.

It's still early days; I'm not halfway through the month and the edits haven't pinged my radar yet. Hell, for a panicked moment yesterday, I couldn't even remember how Angry Bitter Angel ended. And it's not easy.

But it's working.