I was up at six, writing by six fifteen, and finished 1571 words by 9:30, which is pretty much an unheard of rate of novelating for me these days.
315 / 400
I'm not sure that this novel is actually going to make it to 400 pages, but we'll see. Usually at this point of the book I'm all "There's no way I'm going to cram all this stuff in," and with this book it's been, "Oh, wow, there's a lot of book left to fill." So we'll see. We'll see.
Anyway, that's my wordcount commitment for the day, so now as a reward for virtue I get to watch True Blood (and see if this episode annoys me as much as the last two, Sam, you loser.) and do whatever I feel like until it's time to go climb at four. The fact that some of this whatever I feel like may be more words is irrelevant!
And in other excellent news, Publishers' Weekly has named Ink and Steel one of its best SFFH books of the year, along with johnjosephadams's The Living Dead, Paolo Bacigalupi's Pump Six and Other Stories, Greg Bear's City at the End of Time, Tim Lebbon's Fallen, Nisi Shawl's Filter House (which I really need to buy and read, hello, Bear), and Jo Walton's Half a Crown.
Woot, I say, Woot.