HIDE your face (kyonomiko) wrote,
HIDE your face

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Kind-of-sort-of on track!

I missed a day and set myself back 2k words the other day. It was one of Matt's days off, and he spent a good ammount of time angry with the computer and wanting to talk about it, so it was way too distracting to get any writing done. I've spent the past 3 days trying to make up the words. I wrote an extra 1k yesterday and an extra 700+ today, so I'm technically only about 250ish words behind. I hope I can make it up tomorrow when I work on that quota.

2k a day with 4 days off due to travel/whatever seems pretty strict, but even if I was writing every single day, it would have been 1600-ish a day.

Things are starting to come together, though. I will have covered about 1/3 of the story by the 10k word mark. That leaves an extra 6-7k for the middle and end, roughly. I don't like really long, huge beginning parts that make it feel like it's taking forever to get to the meat of the story. It's going to be really hard for me to judge the quality of this work when I am done, though. I have a few people who have offered to read it for me and tell me what they think. I may even work on a revision when this is all said and done. For now, though, I'm mostly doing it for the experience. I want need to know if I can finish this.

I've created a rich world with a lot of information that needs to be conveyed, and I'm doing my best not to just crap out huge chunks of exposition everywharzzz. I'm trying very hard to give all the speaking characters different "voices," without giving them stereotypically goddawful accents. For being a completely inexperienced writer, I think I have a fairly good grasp of the english language and how it shouldn't be used. I don't, however, have the experience and finesse of someone who spends a lot of time writing and has done this before.

I forget was I was going to say.

Tomorrow I get to write about a guy who is a little off his rocker from accidentally dropping a really big rock on his own head.


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