Since it's the halfway point of the year, a little navel-gazing.For the last couple years I've participated in a year-long writing challenge called Get Your Words Out: there are various levels of goals to select from, you choose one and then you write. You can work on one project or many, whatever floats your boat, … Continue reading the year so far
The second draft of the next City by the Bay (previous stories are Chiaroscuro and Something Beautiful) story is done, as of today. There will be editing. Oh yes. It's not quite ready to submit yet, and I don't think my publisher would take too well to a 100,000-word submission. But that's an issue for … Continue reading
Wordcount, wordcountThe second draft of the next City by the Bay (previous stories are Chiaroscuro Something Beautiful) story is done, as of today.There will be editing. Oh yes. It's not quite ready to submit yet, and I don't think my publisher would take too well to a 100,000-word submission. But that's an issue for another … Continue reading
I feel like I should say something profound, but profundity is not my area. Instead, I will say I hope you had a lovely holiday season, and I hope the new year is everything you want it to be.My tradition around New Year's is to do a writing roundup type of thing, so:2012 word countThis … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I feel like I should say something profound, but profundity is not my area. Instead, I will say I hope you had a lovely holiday season, and I hope the new year is everything you want it to be. My tradition around New Year's is to do a writing roundup type of thing, so: 2012 … Continue reading Welcome, 2012
Nanowrimo starts in a few days. I'm more excited about this than I am about Halloween, Christmas and my birthday put together.The first time I participated was 2003, when I hit the 50,000 word goal (and then some) but never actually finished the story. Which is for the best. I played along again in 2005 … Continue reading 30 days of literary abandon
A little random prettiness.July total: 25,532Yearly total: 148,810Projects:1 novella edited and submitted1 novella rough draft written3 short stories begun or continuedLots of editing this month. It cuts into word count.I've also been making plans for next year, which is weird for me: I'm not used to planning things this far in advance. But it seems … Continue reading monthly accounts
As of today, I have hit the word count goal for 80k in 80 days, otherwise known as May Your Write Your Novel. Everything I write between now and the 19th is just gravy. (And there will be more writing. Oh yes. I have things to finish.) Prettying things up around hereFor this challenge I completed:a … Continue reading 80k in 80 days: DONE
June total: 36,205Yearly total: 123,278Projects: *1 short story completed, edited and submitted *1 novella rough draft completed *1 novella rough draft begun *several little things started but currently unfinishedOverall, I'm quite pleased.
The curve.I participate in a few writing communities during the year to encourage my word count and have a goal to work toward. One of them is May You Write Your Novel, with the goal of writing 80,000 words in 80 days. (It began on May 1st and runs through July. I believe it's still … Continue reading checking in