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Deathmarch -1

Wow, I guess it's a good thing I took off Friday and Monday because the universe conspired against me about getting much done this weekend. Now, what happened over the weekend was mostly good stuff, but getting more than a couple of hours at a shot to work on Shadows was just a hassle.

Still, I won't bore you with the whining. Let it be known that going into D-Day, I have completed 23 of 25 chapters for rewrite and added 1324 new words. I've rewritten big chunks of Chapters 22 and 23 and I think they now tie all the earlier ones together rather nicely.

I also met with April over the weekend and we hashed out the next chapter of Shattered Mirror as well as starting to tighten up exactly what we want to happen in this book. We've be building this book one chapter at a time, but now we're at a point where we need to stop talking in large generalities about the book and really pick our focus. We've come up with a lot of good thematic stuff as well as the who's doing what to whom stuff, but now we have to decide what EXACTLY happens in the book and what would go into later books, if we sell the first one.

It's interesting trying to work in the YA universe since complete YA novels tend to be 20-40K shorter than what I normally write. It's going to be good to help me focus and really ensure any rabbit trails we follow must lead to something specific in the book. No just "seeing what happens" as I tend to do in first drafts.

Still, even with all the distractions, I did get 4 chapters done between Fri and tonight. The end (of this project) is in sight.

Words for Fri-Sun

1324 / 3000 words. 44%

Progress on SG-1: Shadows of the Heart

88581 / 80000 words. 111%

Progress on Shadows of the Heart's Revisions

23 / 25 chapters. 92%

Words for 2009

80077 / 365000 words. 22%


( 1 howl — Howl with the Pack )
Apr. 13th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
12 1/2 hours and counting huh?
I've seen you online all week... haven't wanted to bother you. I wish you a happy muse and fast fingers...


( 1 howl — Howl with the Pack )

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