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    December Writing Report

    by “I’m going to try to do the daily blog thing for the rest of December”. Well, that lasted a whole three days. <sigh> Time to try again, right? We’ll see how it goes. As I’m typing this, it’s late in the evening on the 2nd of January. I haven’t posted since the 8th of December. I’d like to be surprised, but then I look back at December, even having had a few days off and making a short trip down into New York state. More on that another day. But today, it’s worth noting that I have managed some progress on the editing front. Since that last post on…

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    Writing Report, December 2014

    by December was all about focus. NaNoWriMo type focus, but without NaNoWriMo. A quick summary: Novel WIP Scattered On the Wind Spent a few minutes here and there tidying up the dictation to come up with a final clean word count of 64,779. And that’s 2,457 words higher than when I officially counted the story complete on November 26th. The Godhead A total of 16,781 words to finish the story off, deliberately truncating three chapters and throwing away one scene entirely, at a much shorter than the first book total of 103,919. The back half of this story was rough and I dragged through the writing. That tells me there’s…

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    Writing Report, December 2013 and the Whole of Q4

    by So many words, so little time. I’m going to make this a quick post, I hope, as I’ve got a lot to accomplish in the few days I’m off this week, and a lot of it isn’t writing related. As usual, there are numbers involved, so if those bore you, skip ahead to the end. (Note that these are all as of going to bed New Year’s Eve. I did write a little yesterday.) December’s targets versus reality: Project Target Actual Untitled Novelette Project 40,000 43,156 words Short Fiction: included in Novelette goals 2,158 Godhead, Book 2 plotting 50/50 51/50 scenes Short Fiction Cleanup   Breaking things out: Untitled…