August 6th, 2010

writing headbang

the sound of the piper counts for everything

So since I appear to be insomnia girl tonight (the difference between mania and insomnia is that I'm yawning) I thought I would see if I could get my words, since working makes me sleepy.

And I just spent five minutes doing this:

When word of the fall of Qarash reached Tsarepheth, the Once-Princess Samarkar did not at once hear of it.
When word of the fall of Qarash reached Tsarepheth, the Once-Princess Samarkar did not hear of it.

When at first word of the fall of Qarash reached Tsarepheth, the Once-Princess Samarkar did not immediately hear of it.
When first word of the fall of Qarash reached Tsarepheth, the Once-Princess Samarkar did not hear of it.
When at first word of the fall of Qarash reached Tsarepheth, the Once-Princess Samarkar did not hear of it.
When word of the fall of Qarash at first reached Tsarepheth, the Once-Princess Samarkar did not hear of it.

When word of the fall of Qarash first reached Tsarepheth, the Once-Princess Samarkar did not hear of it.

All this for a sentence I may someday cut anyway.

Writing is hard. Let's do math.
criminal minds reid seeing things

put your hands on the wheel. let the golden age begin.

Wrote some last night and this morning. Forgot to eat breakfast, which I should do something about when I manage to get up off of this couch. Next project is 1200 words or so on Range of Ghosts, and then I'm off the clock until tomorrow. I have some reading to do, and there may be an hour of TV in there to complement some dog brushing. (Dog brushing really needs to happen every day.)

I'm going to try Fringe. We'll see if the first disk sends me into screaming horrors.

Also, I should wash off the stove and clean the counters.

I know. The glamour never stops.

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writing steles burning

free ourselves from all that hate.

I'm just waiting for the toast to kick in so I can have the blood sugar to go back to beating my head against Range of Ghosts. Current thing bugging me about The Book: I can't decide where to switch POVs. Do I want to jump back and forth between these two a couple of times before they meet, or do I want to do the thing where I follow one for a hundred pages and then the other for a hundred pages? (Once they meet, it will be POV of convenience, which also makes me lean towards the shorter jumps.)

I tend to hate that latter technique, because I get invested in somebody and then I have to wait ages to get the next bit about them. But as we all know, I am a Bear of very short attention span, and I like scenes that get in, get dirty, and get out--and I know some people prefer to wallow a bit in a narrative, as in a nice warm bath.

This book has Very Long Chapters, too. So far, Chapter One is a truepennyesque 12,000 words. Which means I need ten chapters to write the whole book, if I go up to my max wordcount.

Oh well, I guess I'll write it how it comes out and see which way it works better once I have more stuff. This is, after all, what I have an editor for.

Now: 1200 words or bust.
writing plot octopus

novel_in_90 reminder

For anybody who wants an online support group to help keep to the commitment of 750 words a day, there's novel_in_90.

In other news, I survived my third jukido class. I can't wait until I suck less, which I think means I'm hooked.

Like I have time for this around the climbing...
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