Writing Log July 26th, 2016

6:11 – Word count, 0. Just woke up about 10 minutes ago. No coffee yet. I’m going to try writing without it and see what happens. 6:37 – Word count,  371. The power went out on the block. It’s pitch black in the house aside from the glow of my laptop screen. I’ll have to come back to writing after the power comes back on. 9:38 – Word count, 1,454. The power came back on about an hour ago. I’m down to 20 scenes left to write. Total word count is at 57,766. I’m thinking I’ll come in under 75,000 word, but over the initial thought of 70,000. It’s time for some food. I’m not going to do anything but write today, until 17:00. If I stay focused I’ll hit scene 60 before I’m done. I have no idea about a word count. I just want to get down to […]

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Writing Log July 23rd, 2016

5:13 – Woke up about an hour ago. I’ve showered and made my coffee. Now it’s time to write. I’m going to write until 9, and I’m aiming for 5,000 words. 6:09 – Word count, 1,091. I’m having to dig deep to finish this novel. I already knew every detail of these final chapters. There are no surprises so I’m having to force myself to put the words on paper. Plotting helps my productivity, but it kills part of the excitement I get from discovery writing. Major bonus though, my editing is going to be a breeze compared to my novels in the past! 7:01 – Word count, 2,220. I’m almost half way there, both in time and word count. If the words keep flowing like this, I might put in an extra long writing day and see just how many words I can get on the page. The little […]

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Writing Log July 19th, 2016

1:38 – Word count, 0. The hotel server is down. Internet keeps going in and out, and there is a leak in the roof over the front desk. On the plus side I’m by myself tonight. I had to train the new guy last night, which was interesting since he is a reader. However, it meant I was only able to write 386 words. Better than nothing, but a far cry from what I want. Goal tonight is 3,750, and six scenes. Checked the server again, but it’s still down. Still can’t check people in, or run night audit, so the hotel is at a stand still. The GM isn’t returning my texts or phone calls. I’ve done what I can, so I’m setting it aside, and getting back to writing. 3:28 – Word count, 1,464. Second scene done. New podcast episode is out for Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing. […]

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Writing Log July 16th, 2016

1:55 – Word Count, 0. Talked beer and whisky with an old friend via Facebook, and how excited we both are for the new Scott Lynch novel. (Scott if you’re reading this I’m dying over here.) It was fun, but now it’s time to put words on the screen. I’m technically 6,142 words behind schedule this week, due to the setback of fixing the sub plot. While I’d love to hit that and set a new personal best, I’m going to go with a more manageable goal of 3,700, which will put me over the 10,000 word mark for the week. 4:14 – Word count, 0. I’m hitting the conclusion to the novel (Act III kind of), so I needed to look at what I had plotted and work accordingly. So far the novel has followed all the major points I thought would be there, but most of the minor […]

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Writing Log July 14th, 2016

2:24 – Word count, 0. I’m about to start my night of writing. Tonight’s goal is 3,500 words. If all goes well I’ll hit that before 6 am. I’m at home tonight rather than at work, so this will be different. I’ve got myself setup in a comfortable spot. I’ve got my headphones on and will listen to classical music. I find that it helps me focus a little more. The only down side to writing at home, is everyone else is trying to sleep, so I have to be extra quite and keep the lighting low. I’ve had my pot of coffee and have plenty of water. I find that writing these blog entries help to clear my mind and focus me on the task of writing. It’s almost like free writing to get my mind in the ‘writer’ mode. 3:09 – Word count, 1,303. Not bad for about […]

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