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January 16th, 2013

10:50 am
State of the Project o'Doom: Halfway Edition

I'm having a hard time getting going today. I think I hit the Great Swampy Middle without realizing it, and it hit at the same time as a Big Emotional Scene, which I suck at. So, double whammy. I've done 300 words so far today, which is okay, I guess, but not nearly where I want to be. The science is also presenting an obstacle here. I know I've already said that the science in this one is going to be bullshit, but I'd like it to at least be somewhat coherent and believable bullshit.

That being said, I cracked 31,000 words, total, last night. So I'm way ahead of where I need to be--Friday's Actual Goal (1700 words per day) is in the can, as is Saturday's Technical Goal (1613 words per day). I only need 900 more to get Saturday's Actual and Sunday's Technical Goals.

And the fact that I'm saying "only" in this context is amazing in and of itself. Considering the fact that my daily goal used to be 500 words a day and I was thrilled to hit that on a regular basis, this project has shown me that I can pound out a lot more than that if I have the proper motivation.

I don't think I could sustain this pace for a long period of time. It is exhausting. But so far, I'm soldiering on.

12:00 pm
My tweets

  • Tue, 12:27: Riddle me this, flist.… http://t.co/ILmPQvRX
  • Tue, 13:18: Hubby just pointed out that I'm trying to sell a story wherein the protags are blowing bunnies apart. They are zombunnies. This cuts no ice.
  • Tue, 20:23: "Zombie rabbits are attacking our house. It must be Tuesday," she said. <--- line from my WIP. Code title = "Zombunnies."
  • Tue, 21:00: And I just cracked 2K words in the Zombunny story. Does the word "Zombunny" amuse anyone else as much as it amuses me? Just me? Okay, then.
  • Tue, 22:24: 700 words in half an hour thanks to #WriteOrDie. Such a lifesaving tool. 300 more to next goal. Anyone can do that. Right?
  • Tue, 22:58: Friday's Actual and Saturday's Technical Goals in the can. 30,600 total so far, 2000 on my day. 200 more to Bonus #2. Shit just got real.
  • Wed, 07:14: Whoops. Just realized I need to add a cat to this. Thank you, outline, for not bringing that up SOONER.
  • Wed, 08:01: Cat Installation Complete and Successful. I should, uh, give her a name, I guess. That would make my life easier. #amwriting
  • Wed, 08:48: OH. I just realized why I'm putting this off. I suck at writing big emotional scenes. Guess what this is. #amwriting
  • Wed, 08:55: And I think I might've just pitched parts of my outline out the window. So that's awesome.
  • Wed, 09:39: Brain is mush. I should not have gotten up at 6am. 300 words on my day so far and it's like pulling impacted wisdom teeth.
  • Wed, 10:50: State of the Project o'Doom: Halfway Edition… http://t.co/NlqyXQum
  • Wed, 11:37: QFE: "Who cares about facts, when you are on a liberal crusade that makes you feel morally superior?" --Thomas Sowell