it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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you're not a good shot but i'm worse

There. 1100 words today, which works out to six pages because of judicious chapter breaks. Which means I am on page 90, and eyeing a quarter of a book*.

I have successfully written at least a thousand words on this project every day for nine days. That feels really good. My current plan is to get to page 100 and give myself a day or two off. Tomorrow, though, I have a dentist's appointment which is at 10 am and then a climbing date at 5, and since the farm stand I want to hit up for pie apples is between the two, and the dentist is a third of the way to the climbing gym, I think I might just spend the day working in a coffee shop.

I have the coffee shop all picked out, too.

Wednesday or Thursday, whichever winds up being that Day Off, I will be putting the garden to bed. And possibly acquiring some straw bales, because batwrangler has convinced me to try straw bale gardening next year in some wasted space bseide the shed, and supposedly they work better if they have had six months or so to season.

(Where by "convinced" I mean she mentioned the possibility to me and I went "What? Huh? Ooo!)

There will of course also be a day or two off next week, because, well, major holiday and cooking extravaganza.

Meanwhile, the dog thinks there should be an apartment-sized chicken baked for lunch every day.

And now I have to go to the bank and go climb.

17300 / 100000 words. 17% done!*

*Inconsistency in %done from nearly-25% to a mere 17% is due to methods of calculation. Microsoft word counts, more or less, a word as a word. Manuscript word count generally runs about 15% higher, because it counts a single manuscript-formatted page as 250 words, no matter whether that page starts halfway down or is all dialogue or what have you. This is because that page that's all dialogue, which may have only 170 "real" words on it, still takes up the same amount of space in a finished book as a densely-written page.

Tags: jacob's ladder, progress notes

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