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January 18th, 2013

12:00 pm
My tweets

  • Thu, 13:16: Reading about a guy peering through a microscope=boring. Try/fail cycles involving exploding zombunnies=entertaining. Plot problem solved.
  • Thu, 18:12: I have written 2 sentences today. Count 'em. 2. The science in this is kicking my ass. I should do a Write or Die session. Or something.
  • Thu, 18:22: That feeling when you re-read that last paragraph & realize it's in present tense. None of the rest of the story is. Glad I caught it.
  • Thu, 19:56: Just blew up a zombunny. Back to the drawing board for Alex. Whoops. #amwriting
  • Thu, 22:10: *cracks knuckles* 500 on the day. Let's see if we can triple that & add 200 more, shall we?
  • Thu, 22:45: Oh, God, I think I'm getting this all Wrong and Backwards. BUT. That's why they call it a "1st draft." 1st drafts suck. Will fix in edits.
  • Thu, 23:19: There's 1000 words on my day. Not what I hoped, but I'm still well ahead of schedule & looking at the home stretch on this story.
  • Fri, 09:40: I love waking up to a rejection in my inbox. It's the best thing ever. At least it was a nice one & they invited me to sub again.
  • Fri, 10:14: And the rejected story is flipped, after an hour of poking through markets. Now, I write.

01:47 pm
Bleeeeeeeeeh.

Having a hard time getting motivated today. I think I've hit the Great Swampy Middle of both this story and the project as a whole. I'm at 33,300 as a whole and 5,700 on the story. The try/fail cycles aren't nearly as entertaining as they should be. I'm still not quite sure how Alex fixes the fact that zombunnies are overrunning Beverly Hills. I had a notion about lycan-bunnies taking them out but I'm not sure that scans right. So, again, bleh.

I keep telling myself that it's a first draft and it's allowed to suck. It's not working.

And I'm afraid that if I take a day completely off to recharge my batteries (I'm far enough ahead that I could do so), I won't pick it back up. And I have a low-grade headache, and I'm tired and logy and afraid I'm coming down with the damn flu. Won't that be fun.

In other news, I keep picking up free content for my Kindle, which I will get around to reading... sometime. Sometime when my brain is not overwhelmed by this project. And, I mean, the good news is that I have lots of stuff to read when I'm ready to.

10:50 pm
That puts an END...

At the bottom of the Zombunny story. It comes in at about 7300 words and puts my count up to 34,900 on the project so far.

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

This one will require a lot of re-writes. I don't even remember if I mentioned the lycan-bunnies that are a major part of Alex's solution to the zombunnies, and I have a giant "CHECK THE SCIENCE ON THIS" note in brackets in there.

But that one is done, at least the first draft, and now I can start the next one.

The next one is a Ben&Janni story from her POV.