Whoops! I forgot to post a status report last night. It was right there, on my to-do list, and I even looked at it and thought “Well, maybe I’ll get to write a few hundred more words so I’ll do it later.” When later came, off I went to bed without even a thought to the update, so here I am this morning, all belated and apologetic.
It was all side project work last night. Said side project is due in 9 days, and I have to have time to get it critiqued and edited, so my goal is to finish it tonight. I’m within about 2k (possibly more like only 1k) words of finishing, so I’m on track for that, which is excellent. However, at 1782 words written yesterday, I’m only slightly less behind than I was after the first day. I obviously need to spend some really intense time writing this weekend in order to get ahead. I’ve got some social things going on this weekend (time for knitting… wait, aren’t all social events knitting meetings?) but with luck, I’ll be able to make words before and after. That’s what locking myself in my office is for, right?
By the end of the weekend, I would like to sit fairly comfortably at 10k words for the month so far (I can write almost 8k in three days, sure!). I want to finish this piece and send it off to be critiqued, and finish the short story that I’m working on that is a prequel to Balls. I have to admit, I’m really loving Del’s voice, but I’m still having a tough time with Cam, which means she gets a short story after this, I think. Maybe I’ll do a piece from the perspective of all of the non-voice main characters from Balls so I can be sure I have them settled in my head, so their actions and dialogue are properly differentiated from Tori.
I’ve never built a book quite this way. It’s intriguing, and different, and I’m finally enjoying the process again.
2626 / 50000 words. 5% done!
I have to admit, 5% done sounds so much better than CampNaNo’s cheery note that at my current pace, I will not finish my 50,000 words until 26 days after camp ends…