April 11th, 2005

bear by san

I'm not looking for the rest of your life. I just want another chance to live.

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Progress notes for 11 April 2005

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 771
Total Words: 30,970
Pages: 141

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
30,970 / 160,000
(19.0%)

Reason for stopping: Only three pages today, but that's the end of the 3500-word scene I've been working on since last week, so I'm calling it a day and having some lunch
Mammalian Assistance: Marlowe says hello
Stimulants: lime passion tea
Exercise: walking and gothercise later
Mail: nomail
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: His apartment was on the third floor of a gaudy, peeling converted Victorian with a practiced sense of irony.
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Ed Sanders, Tales of Beatnik Glory; Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver
Interesting research tidbit of the day: n/a
Other writing-related work: taxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxes. Drat it all.

So, a little math to comfort myself today. I want to finish Whiskey & Water and Carnival this year. (And, you know, it wouldn't suck to sell them either.) Combined, they come to ~280,000 words, of which I have 60,299 words written, more or less. So I have 219,701 words to write before December.

There are 267 days remaining in the year. So I have to write 823 words a day, and as long as I'm ahead of that curve, I'm doing just fine. So far this year, I'm averaging 770 words a day--and that counts a very long vacation where I essentially didn't write at all.

Sometimes, the guilt gorilla needs a little lecture on prioritizing.

*rolls over and takes a nap*

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