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Snow Day

Well, there are good things and bad things about being snowed in. The good thing is I had time to spend with my family and get a good days writing in. The bad thing is I have to make up the eight hours I didn't work today sometime over the course of the month. Not too bad a deal, but it would have been nice to get the admin leave wishweaver gets from her work. *mutter mutter*

I didn't get as many "words" as I had hoped for today, but I think I have good words. This was one of the other pivotal scenes in the book and I went back and forth on how I was going to set it up. I may have erased as many words as I wrote today. Here's hoping the editor agrees with me.

Shadows may not reach the 100K goal I've originally set, but the publisher is looking for stories between 80 and 100K. I'm thinking this thing may run just a little over 80K (which would probably be the shortest novel I've ever written. Therefore I am going to be adjusting my counter to show this.

And, speaking of word count, I did add 2714 words today. I finished Chapter 12 and have started on Chapter 13. Not my best days work, but a good solid one.

I'll be so happy when this whole remodeling thing is done and I have a place other than the living room to work in. It's weird, I can sit in a Starbucks or a B&N and write even with the noise, but somehow I can't block out stuff at home unless I'm away from the TV or the family. I can't explain it, just the way I'm wired I guess.

Well, off to bed. I have to take the car in to the repair shop and pick up the rental in the morning, so I can't stay up too late. (So he says at three minutes to one.)

Words for Today

2714 / 1000 words. 271%

Progress on SG-1: Shadows of the Heart

39501 / 80000 words. 49%

Words for 2009

31947 / 365000 words. 9%


( 6 howls — Howl with the Pack )
Mar. 3rd, 2009 09:06 am (UTC)
You are responsible for the stuff at home, so it triggers your instincts.

I must admit some of my most productive time has been in the pub at lunchtime, or on a train for 45 mins.
Mar. 3rd, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
Hey, I wrote the chapter breakdowns for my Gauntlet novel while sitting in the lobby of the hotel in Glasgow, the Ben Nevis pub in Glasgow or the Red Lion at Wapping Bridge (s. of Manchester). It was either that or have to skip the trip to the UK and that wasn't happening. *grin*

I wish I could hit the pub for lunch around here. Might help my mood later in the day.
Mar. 3rd, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
Next time, swing past Edinburgh!

My crit group - which contains more than one published author - loves to entertain.
Mar. 4th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
I did make it to Edinburgh castle and the museum downtown.

It's just the Edinburgh Kendo Club came to Glasgow since the World Kendo Championships were being held there. Had a ball getting bashed by them at the joint practices.

If I ever drag the family over there, you'll definitely be getting a call.
Mar. 3rd, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
I think that's still a respectable word count, but I know how it feels when you don't accomplish as much as you'd like to accomplish.

When I lived in Tennessee, we never got snow days. They expected us to get to work no matter how we got to work. I realize that you get more snow, of course (we usually only got about 12 inches), but I'm glad your employer is intelligent enough not to make you try. Making up is better than crashing or getting stuck.
Mar. 3rd, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
Well, what they consider a snow day here wouldn't make people back in Missouri blink, but given how little it actually snows in Maryland, I'm better off staying home than dealing with the amateurs on the road. *grin*

( 6 howls — Howl with the Pack )

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