I like having posts with my current projects (and progress or lack thereof on same) because I feel like it keeps me on track. I hope to have one once every couple of months — more often if I’m productive and there are changes (unlikely). So here’s June: Continue reading
SPIDERWEBS IS HALFWAY DONE!!
I was thinking about writing, the other day (I mean, thinking about the craft of writing) and I realized that despite how much time I spend thinking about it, how much a part of my life it is, I really haven’t produced all that much work. Weird, huh?
I’ve got about a quarter of a novel, one completed short story (ONE. Not one polished, one written.) (Well, okay, two, but I think I figured out how to fix that second one and it involves writing a lot more. So I think I might reclassify that one as “not done”), plus one novel false-start and the in-progress Spiderwebs.
A.k.a not a whole lot.
So it feels really, really good to say that I’m halfway done with Spiderwebs. It’s going to be done soon. And it’s going to be long. And I like it. (For now. That’s the sort of thing that goes in cycles).
It’s a new year, and that means it’s time to take stock of all the writing projects I still haven’t finished…or in some cases, haven’t started. Continue reading
Words I wrote this week (through Sunday): 1,140 (Not a lot…many things happened over the weekend.)
Scenes worked on this week: Ballroom scene (#1)
Best Snippets: “If only their conversation sparkled as much as their wardrobe.” In reference to someone’s face: “That was a shame.” [Yes. WAS. Take that, Laura ;)] [Also credit for this line totally goes to Bill]
Meet the (main) cast:
Meet the supporting cast (at least, the ones who appear in the bits I’ve worked on):
Petar and Leslin
I’m going to be updating the blog sidebars only once a week – it’s too much of a pain to do more often. If you want daily progress updates, check out my wordcount here:
3194 words at the moment. About 200 more until I hit the target.
I’ve stopped writing chronologically and started jumping around. It’s quite spastic really – I even wrote the ending.
Yep, NaNo day 2 and I’ve written the ending.
Shakily, she stood up, and raised her sword to salute the cheering crowd.
He started to leave the room, then turned back as a though struck him. “And find her some clothes.”
I’ve started writing a children’s book. It’s about a caterpillar named Marvin who’s in love with a butterfly named Luna. You see, our RA here at Boston has paper and a sharpie on her door so we can leave her notes, and so I’ve been leaving little pictures. With captions. That are developing into a story.
I’m not sure how it’s going to end, though.
If I find the time and/or the energy, I’ll take pictures and post them.
And of course,
Word count: 4,121
Characters introduced: 0
PS As of this post I’m switching all the numbers to new characters – so new characters introduced, new vampires, etc. – because pretty soon these lists are going to get out of hand. I’m working on a new pages, one for each project I’m working on, with word counts, character lists, plot outlines (when I get that far) excerpts, etc. So look forward to that.