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I'm on my way out the door to pick up oldest from night class, but wanted to post before I left cause I am so going to sleep when I get home.

Kitty bite hurts and is bruised now. I get paid tomorrow, so I plan to visit the doctor at some point. Just in case. The strange thing is that I don't think I see any puncture wounds, which is what bites usually are. Just a HUGE gash...maybe two. It's hard to tell with the bruise. It still bleeds, too. I don't dare touch it.

Anyway, not so many words tonight cause I'm rather tired.

But, I do have some, so here they are...

1,048 words today

NaNo Progress

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
104,178 / 50,000
(208.4%)


City of Fallen Stars

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,054 / 100,000
(3.1%)


Broken Mirrors

Zokutou word meter
101,125 / 100,000
(101.1%)


2006 Word COunt Progress

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
485,296 / 600,000
(80.9%)
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Long weeks are hard after short ones, aren't they?

But, only four weeks to go until four days off for Christmas. Woo-hoo!

And then three days off for New Year.

Why, yes, I am counting. What ever gave you that idea?

I'm tired. Very tired.

And, getting ready to go to bed.

Good night, LJ! Sleep tight. And don't let the beddy bugs bite.

And, yes, I did continue NaNo by starting another novel. After all, there are still a couple of days left.

I'll keep up my original NaNo novel word count, too, until then.

2,005 words today

NaNo Progress

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
103,130 / 50,000
(206.3%)


City of Fallen Stars

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,005 / 100,000
(2.0%)


Broken Mirrors

Zokutou word meter
101,125 / 100,000
(101.1%)


2006 Word Count Progress

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
484,248 / 600,000
(80.7%)

Finished!

Nov. 27th, 2006 05:41 am
queenoftheskies: queenoftheskies (Default)
This is the first time I have finished an entire novel in one month, and I'm sooooo proud of myself.

I've written over 100,000 words in NaNo before. Did that last year. But I didn't finish the novel until January of this year because of some real life problems.

This time, I set out what I intended to do. I finished the entire novel in one month.

The best part? It's pretty lean. I'll need to flesh out a few areas, I think. Add a little more description and make sure the emotions I want are in place.

Only a couple of dead-end scenes to take out. They were experiments and I'll use them else-where. But, they're probably not even a page worth of writing.

I have a plot twist I might put in upon rewriting, but haven't made a definite decision on that yet.

Might go with the plot the way it is and just see if anything new evolves on rewrite.

This will probably be the easiest edit/revise I've had.

I had days when I let my insecurities get the best of me, but over-all, this is probably the cleanest novel I've written.

I resisted the urge to pad just to hit NaNo word counts. I even cut out stuff that I knew I'd cut out on rewrite anyway. I am really serious about this novel and did NOT want to leave myself stuck with clutter when I was done.

So...

Broken Mirrors is finished. I don't have time to post my meters and such this morning, but I'll do that when I get home from work.

I think I'll start on the next novel in the series since I still have four NaNo days left. :)

Then I have to get to work on the screenplays.

No rest.
queenoftheskies: queenoftheskies (Default)
Today was a good day.

Wrote some, cleaned some, cooked some, watched movies on cable with youngest son, watched him beat a main bad guy on a video game.

We had our Thanksgiving duck, which finally thawed, tonight for dinner. It was excellent with stuffing and mashed potatoes. Yummy.

Thoughts on novel tomorrow. I'm too tired tonight.

5,154 words today

NaNo Progress

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
96,155 / 50,000
(192.3%)


Broken Mirrors

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
96,155 / 100,000
(96.2%)
queenoftheskies: queenoftheskies (Default)
Whew! Late again.

Time to sleep.

7,004 words today

NaNo Progress

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
91,002 / 50,000
(182.0%)


Broken Mirrors

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
91,002 / 100,000
(91.0%)


Night. Night.

It is Done

Aug. 29th, 2005 07:13 pm
queenoftheskies: queenoftheskies (Default)
GOOD NEWS #3.

I've finished it. I've finally, finally finished it!

Ancient Secrets.

And, there's no way to describe the thrill and excitement I'm feeling right now.

It's...AMAZING! It truly is.

No, it's not the first novel I've finished. But, that first novel was finished around 15 years ago.

This is, however, the first novel in my series. Actually it topped out at 968 pages, so it's probably the first two novels in my series.

I worked, not on this particular novel, but on finding exactly the right place to start my series, for a year. The storyline extends forward and it extends back and all the work I've done has not been in vain. I've ended up with quite a few novels in the series at least half finished. I can't complain about that.

But, back in June, it hit me. The perfect beginning to this world I love so much, the perfect showcase for characters I adore.

And, now, it's complete, in all its rough glory. It needs lots of work. It needs to be split apart. It needs many, many revisions.

But, it's done, in spite of everything in the world that has conspired to keep me from finishing. And, I feel very, very proud that I've managed to accomplish this even though, for a while, the world seemed to fall apart completely.

Ancient Secrets 5,489 words today

262,120 total words to date

Zokutou word meter
262,120 / 262,120
(100.0%)


Now, we're going out for a late dinner to celebrate. WOO-HOO!!!!!!!

100%!!!!!
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As everyone knows, National Novel Writing Month started today. This is my first year to participate. This is the first year I've felt like I even had a chance to finish.

I've also got a screenwriting group called Write Every Day that started today. I have to post 3 pages of screenplay for that per day.

I started the second novel in my series for NaNoWriMo. It's called Yami No Tenshi, and I'm hoping to get more than the 50,000 words written during the month...yeah, right. Famous last words.

Still working to finish the first novel, but getting really close.

Also working on finishing the short story I started for the contest, but didn't enter. That should be done even sooner. I did manage to post my 3 screenplay pages today, too. Not too bad a day.


Beginning of the End 1225 words for the day

154,719 total words to date.


Yami No Tenshi 2,544 words for the day

2,544 total words to date.


Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory 500 words for the day

10,465 total words to date.
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Arghhhhhhh. I just keep getting tireder and tireder every day. Work is too much. Three day weekend in sight. Must hang on...

Only time for word count tonight. Wrote a lot...of crap. But at least I wrote. Writing is good. Surely if one continues to write, it gets better...eventually? Is there hope? Light at the end of the tunnel?

Beginning of the End 4074 words

I hit page 202 today! WOO-HOO!!!
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Well, work wasn't as bad as I expected, even though I didn't get all the tax returns finished today. Got to finish up tomorrow.

Got to stop at Chili's on the way home, though. Carried in "Writing the Breakout Novel" to steal a few more minutes of reading. GREAT BOOK. The hostess saw my book and sat me away from everyone so I could have QUIET. It was so wonderful!

Anyway, after staying up until almost midnight last night to write, I should be asleep already, but I'm not. Stayed up to write again tonight.

Beginning of the End 2682 words

187 pages now. Wonder if I can hit 200 tomorrow. It's worth a try. I'd like to try to get on a schedule to actually finish this rough draft up by the end of September. Time permitting, of course.

Whew...long day. Time to sleep.
queenoftheskies: queenoftheskies (Default)
Even though I got a late start and had a hard time summoning the inspiration, I still hit my writing goal on Beginning of the End, the first novel in my series. I know it sucks, but I hope it can be fixed later. Yawn.

Beginning of the End 3221 words

Now I can sleep. And worry about how crappy it is tomorrow.
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All week, I look forward to the weekends, so I can write more, so I can read more, and then, when Saturday comes, it's often my least productive day of the week. Very frustrating.

It seems like I do everything but write, and while I realize a lot of it is an effort to relax and try to recoup the brain cells I lost due to stress during the week, it still frustrates the hell out of me to feel like I wasted an entire day that I could have put to use writing.

Some days, like today, when I finally get going, it's already so late when I start writing that I get nowhere near as much written as I could have had I started earlier. Not to mention the fact that I write utter crap. And, while I can't say that my writing is exceptional under the best of circumstances, it takes a definite turn for the worse when I write too late at night.

I end up with pages that I'm displeased with and, if I'm displeased with them, I feel like I wasted my time. It's all a vicious cycle.

Tonight, I managed to write 1,037 words on The Beginning of the End, which is up to 165 pages now. I'd hoped to add some to Under the Desert Moon, which still languishes at 24 pages, but I just didn't have the creativity for smut tonight.

Maybe tomorrow.

Famous last words. That's what I always say.

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