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Graham Strong's WIP
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Wrote two days in a row — woo hoo! Recently I’ve been doing what amounts to a third-draft pass of the early chapters. Same theory as before — finalize the beginning so that I can have a better handle on … Continue reading
Day 300. And a big milestone, and not just for the number — I finally finished Draft 2 of Section 1! Woo-hoo! I was beginning to wonder if I was ever going to finish it, I have to tell you. … Continue reading
Decided today to throw in the towel with the whole outlining thing. I’m getting nowhere but hemmed in. It’s just not working for me. At least, not in its current form. (Maybe I’m a feckless fool after all…!) Okay, I’m … Continue reading
I hit a milestone yesterday that I didn’t quite realize until today: I finished writing the first draft! Let me explain… You see, with about eight minutes or so left in the writing session yesterday, I just stopped. I’d finished … Continue reading
Ta Da! 100,000 words. Unbelievable. Honestly, when I started this little journey 111 days ago, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it this far. I really hoped so. I was willing to work for it. But there are thousands … Continue reading
Another awesome writing session. Still bouncing around from vignette to vignette – two major scenes coming up in the coming days that I already have forming in my head. I have a lot of material that I want to get down before I start Draft 2. In fact, the way things are going, I might just patch together more vignettes if they keep coming, maybe all the way through to the end of the book… Continue reading
Big day! Lots of good word goodness on the page, and a fairly big milestone – my last day in double digits. Admittedly, I haven’t written every single one of those 99 days, but I’m still writing, so I’ll count that as a win. Plus, I tripped over the 90,000-word mark, so double-plus-good-on-ya!
On Thursday night, I sat down to do my hour. A few minutes later, I was overcome with a wave of nausea. It was kind of like that scene in Mission: Impossible (the first movie) where the tech goes into the locked room, and then the drug kicks in, and he has to leave. Except in the end, I wasn’t sick like that, though I certainly wasn’t well.
Yesterday, got some work in and felt better, but increasingly worse as the day wore on, so didn’t get my hour in there either.
(Incidentally, when I did get back to my office, there was a huge, black, military-style bowie knife stuck into my desk. Instinctively I looked up; the laser motion sensors were still working in the drop ceiling. Weird. But if Tom Cruise happens to come out with novel in the next few months, you know what happened…) Continue reading
I used to read George Orwell’s blog. Actually, not a blog per se (in case you didn’t guess) but a posting of his journal entries from exactly 70 years ago. Right now, he’s writing about the London bombing (and, unfortunately, his latest post has a bit of a racist slant…)
In any case, some of his journal entries are long and rich with content. Others, when he didn’t have much to say, would simply recount the number of eggs that the chickens gave him that morning. “One egg.” That would be an entire entry for that day. Regular readers would get such a kick out of it too, like it was an inside joke or something… Continue reading
Missed yesterday — the wee’un’s in the hospital with a major eye infection, so between running back and forth there and trying to keep up with my overdrive work schedule, I’m done. I managed to get an hour in today, though I’m hitting past exhaustion now. I’ve got to call it a night. Continue reading