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Another good night of writing

Yep, it's amazing how much writing you can get done if you turn off the TV and just go someplace quiet. Also, staring to write before 2200 hours is probably a good thing also. Now, normally, I don't do a lot of writing before 2130-2200 because I'm waiting for the family to go to sleep before I get started. However, since wishweaver has a cold, she decided to call it an early evening. I snagged my laptop and made a makeshift computer work station upstairs (old shelf and a desk chair), curled up in bed and started typing away.

(Yes, the upstairs is still in a state of flux with the remodeling, so all proper flat surfaces are currently covered with books waiting for the library to be built downstairs. MacGyver would be proud of my set up in here. *grin*)

Worked on Childhood's Tears tonight and hammered out 1132 words. I'm starting to drift back to my original outline for this story with this chapter, so we'll see what happens. Maybe it's because I'm working on four stories right now, but I'm noticing all of my stories are tending to drift away from the original plots. Not hideously so, but there's definite story creep going on. Well, except for Steel on Target, there never was an outline for that one.

Still, I'm making progress (or April and I are) and each story is shaping up pretty well so far. Course, we'll see how well they shape up once I start trying to get an agent for one of them. As soon as I finish one of them, probably Chronicles: Dragon Couchant, I'll start the rewrite to Harbinger. I should finish up one of the others about the time I'm done with that and start the CSD rewrites. This way I'll have stuff being written and rewritten/edited through the rest of the year. This way, I should have several different stories ready when I start querying.

But, right now, I need to get a good night's sleep. Running on four to five hours a night on average these past four weeks is starting to catch up with me. That's why I'm starting a little earlier on the writing - so I can finish earlier and sleep longer.

Yeah, even writers need sleep now and then. Go figure.


Words for Today

1132 / 1000 words. 113%

Progress on Childhood's Tears

20172 / 90000 words. 22%

Words for 2008

60361 / 366000 words. 16%


( 4 howls — Howl with the Pack )
Feb. 26th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
Sleep? What the hell is that?
Feb. 26th, 2008 10:32 am (UTC)
Have you tried...
...one of those cushioned laptrays? I have one and it lets me write anywhere (withoutcatching fire). You can even set it on the floor and the height's just right for typing.
Feb. 26th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Have you tried...
I have one of those, but it's buried somewhere in the catastrophe in the bedroom. Something about moving all the furniture so they can repaint, re-carpet and tear out a wall to put in a new closet has made it a tad difficult to find stuff.

But, yeah, it does work real well when I can find it.
Feb. 26th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
You know, before I hit 40, I would have agreed with you.

Nowdays, I'm starting to enjoy my creature comforts. *grin*
( 4 howls — Howl with the Pack )

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