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January 13th, 2013

12:00 pm
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.

04:11 pm
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.


05:50 pm
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.