Friday, December 14, 2001

3121 words. I did well tonight! *does a happy dance* Anyhow, the story is starting to pick up in action and I left off in the middle of a good scene so I can have a fast start tomorrow night. I really like these characters and I introduced Willem ,who only has a bit part, but he's hilarious. Hopefully tomorrow night will go as well as tonight.

On a side note, I got my hair chopped off tonight. So now, instead of being to my waist, it is just at my shoulders. I like it much better.

Thursday, December 13, 2001

2020 words today and a new commitment to myself. I want to finish this book by Jan. 15th. That's a little over a month and this book is probably halfway done as it stands. So, to break it down, I have roughly 30 days to get the first draft done, if I take off Christmas and New Year's. This is not too narrow of a gap and I DID do 50,000 words in November while skipping ALOT of days. So, from what I have calculated, I need to write around 3000 words a day to get to the mark I think its going to end at. This novel is going to run long and parts will probably be edited out, but I find it alot easier to just write down what the scene needs for now and then decide later, when I have the whole product together, whether the scene is needed or not. So, wish me luck. I know I can do this.