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Progress notes for 11 May 2006:


New Words: 1918
Total Words: (actual wordcount / manuscript) 35,612 / 39,750
Pages: 159
Deadline: August 1
Words per day to meet deadline: 785
Reason for stopping: Time to do the media mining

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35,612 / 100,000

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159 / 400

Once you hit 25%, the milestones start to come faster. I've finished adding the new front end, and now I am grovelling through the already written and now wildly inconsistent stuff to make it match. Frelling patch job. I aleady know I need to add some stuff coming up, and where--but not what.

Which is why I blew the transition last time, because I didn't have a damned thing going for the characters to do during areasonable interim.

This was, in fact, easier before I knew what I was doing. When I was running on instinct and kind of throwing things at the book because, well, it was what I could think of. I had no control, no understanding of what I was doing. But man, I could race through a draft.

Now, I am expected to be a craftswoman. I mean, really, did you ever hear of such a thing?

Stimulants:  Upton Tea's Pretoria Rooibos, which has marigold petals floating in it.; later, darjeeling
Exercise:  Archery!
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know:  spasming, badder
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Mean Things: I made somebody relive her best friend's death through a virtual uplink. That was really mean, even for me.
Tyop du jour:  Closs lefted an eyebrow at him
Darling du jour: He's so bad he can be sweet as ice cream every second, and nobody forgets for any one of those seconds that he's the baddest damn man in the room.
Books in progress: Wendy Moore, The Knife Man;
Interesting tidbit of the day: ksumnersmith's got a good discussion of the shape of fiction going on over here.
Other writing-related work: read some more of truepenny's draft changes.
The glamorous life of the writer: no glamor


I realize this won't work for mass-market size numbers, but I bet probably 90% of people who read this journal are now fascinated with Undertow to the point of KNOWING they're going to buy it.

I am, anyhow.
Thank you! Though I have to ask why--Because Andre Deschenes is a bad man?

He is, you know. He makes Leroy Brown look like a tourist, and Stagolee breaks out in a cold sweat when he thinks of him.
That, and the frogs.

The frogs are kind of cool.
80% for frog-people in a Little Fuzzy-esque plot, and 20% because of the Mean Things and Darlings you report. Actually, very little about the individual CHARACTERS has registered for me out of what you've said.