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September Numbers

September rolled to a close, and I managed to hit the first of these final months’ big goals. I got over the 121,098-word goal by a smidge, and am really happy with that. Today starts the second BIG goal (it’s the same as September’s) before the final month* which will probably be the hardest.

Next month has the added difficulty of getting a book back from an editor, so I’ll have to deal with the wordless void that comes from paying attention to an already-written book. But, I think it will be a nice change of pace all the same. Hopefully, it will help me get a little more focus. As it is now, I’m getting in my w/c by bouncing around from project to project. It keeps my brain from getting bored, but it certainly doesn’t feel like I’m getting anything finished!

Here are my counts for the month of September:

Words Written: 121,800

Books Read: 3

The Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough
What Happened at Midnight by Courtney Milan
Geist by Philippa Ballantine

I hope you had as productive…

Update 6-3 through 6-6!

Words Written: 12,227-words Books Read: 1 (Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson)

I’m counting that word total as a good one, since we only had 4 days this week (what with last Friday being May still). I’m still in revision mode, so my counts are probably going to be a little small anyway, until I get that finished. *Fingers crossed it’s done by the 13th*
As things stand right now, I’m feeling pretty good about the month… but I’ve got a while for things to turn south. :)
The fun thing is that I’m really feeling good about this revision. I’ve been steadily adding to the word count and I honestly think it’s getting so much better. There is a character I needed to change… and I think I’m doing that quite well! So I’m not disappointed in the (semi) slow start to the month.
Also, I promise I’ll get back to doing more than just updates soon!

Another Week Bites the Dust

Word Count: 17,683 Books Read: 1
Once again, my writing week got dropped down to a measly three days. (one of the lost days was due to a St. Patrick's day tradition)

As such, I only got in the whopping 17k you see up top, but I am still hopeful to reach my goals for the month. It just means I’m going to have to take some time out of my weekend to do it, which isn’t really a big deal.
I’m now down to a prospective 17 writing-day month which puts me at the same number of days as February…. the difference lies in the fact that this month, I’m trying to not bounce around like the crazy person everyone knows me to be. I’m focused on one project – as much as I can be, and getting through it is an interesting experiment.
I’ve mentioned before that I bounce around a lot when writing, not just between projects, but within them as well. I wrote chapter 15 of the novel I’m presently working on first… and then one and two, and then the final chapter.. basically, I do my best to write the scen…

2012 in Review...

This year I:
Fell in love a handful of times, lied and was lied to in turn, woke up in an unfamiliar bed with a splitting headache, watched my only living relative die, fought dragons both fake and real, got a tattoo, destroyed a planet, and was poisoned by a slug.
I argued with an artificial intelligence, fought pirates, found a friend in a windowless cell, made an inappropriate and ungrantable wish, revived an extinct race, found there was no possibility of a happy ending for me, buddy-breathed with a nixie, adopted a stray, and got plastered with a girlfriend.
I disregarded direct orders, found the person I was in love with frozen, nearly froze to death myself in an abandoned lighthouse, stopped a mass murderer, realized someone wasn’t what I thought, tortured a man nearly to death, planted the seeds to dismantle a regime, fought against and lost to a kraken, incinerated an oasis, and killed dozens.
(Not necessarily in that Order…)

Okay, okay, so I didn't do that, my charaters…