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    possibly lost; not sure yet lizmonster's Avatar
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    Awesome words, everyone! And yay, Saoirse, for your perseverance. Hope you are feeling 100% soon.

    Read through another chunk today. Bits of it aren't bad, but boy, I am seeing the gaps. More work to be done than I'd thought, maybe; but I'm actually feeling pretty good about the state it's in. Worth making the effort.
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    Nuthin' yesterday. Got home late from work and brain was all mush. Bah.
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    I'm spending the next few days reading over what I've already written. Because I've taken so long to get to the end I've almost forgotten what happened earlier in the WIP. I need to refresh my memory. Plus, the urge to edit is just so overwhelming I have to do it.

    Guess it will be minus words for a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muse View Post
    I'm spending the next few days reading over what I've already written. Because I've taken so long to get to the end I've almost forgotten what happened earlier in the WIP. I need to refresh my memory. Plus, the urge to edit is just so overwhelming I have to do it.

    Guess it will be minus words for a bit.
    Kind of same here. I've been away from the WIP so long because of illness I have no idea what was going on, even with a really detailed outline, so I'm re-reading. Unfortunately what I've re-read so far this afternoon is utterly
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    Looks like I'm not the only one coming off a long hiatus. Glad to see so many familiar "faces" here and the newer ones.

    Zelenka--sorry to hear you've been ill.

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    2 pages again and everything going to plan. New character arrived in my book and even he is a cop, not sure if I like the guy.

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    Congrats to everyone pumping those words in. Second day on the trot it's a zero from me. Work is kicking my arse at the moment.
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    As expected I scrapped yesterday's effort and managed 724 words. Better start to the chapter and throws in a sweet little moment between my main characters.

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    I wrote 267 today and did loads of research into breaking into houses.

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    I'm jumping back in here since I feel I've been out of touch with all of my buds and it helps to have to report so I feel like I'm making progress with things.

    I'm blogging again after about six years. I didn't get the point of it before. Now I am enjoying it. So I'll have words to report with that.

    My big goal for this month is retyping to put my Murders of Polly Frisch book in digital format. I want that done before anything else. I say retype as the original files sent to the printer were on zip disks and I haven't heard back yet from the IT dept at work if they can open them.

    I have the hard copies on Amazon now, then do ebooks, then contact the lawyer back and go ahead with going after the guy who plagiarized said book.

    After the above is taken care of I'll feel comfortable with moving on to FINALLY finish editing the Indian land title book in my siggy which has suffered from one delay after another. It could have been fate with that as right now with the Indian movement (Idle No More) which began last October, the timing would be perfect for a book like this. So I'll have edits to report too.

    That is my plan.
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    3,359 today. Rewriting Chapter Two, since I reread what I had and it sucked big time. Now I think I have stuff in a more plausible order. Spent more time trying to figure out when the 'night' cycle of the Moon would come than I did writing though.
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    possibly lost; not sure yet lizmonster's Avatar
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    Stopped a few chapters short of the end. I'm finding lots of stuff that can go, and making some replotting notes. But I have to admit, more of it works than I had remembered. It seems a bit narcissistic, but I was kind of entertained while I was reading!

    Great words, all.
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    History, if we buy the book thru Amazon, can you sign it or does it ship from elsewhere? I am a word wimp today. Must. Turn. Off. Internet.
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    Wonder, it comes from me so signed by me and my co-author. Thanks for asking.

    Got through retyping the beginning stuff and the prologue. Wish I would have done better in typing class in high school. I'm not that fast with the reading and typing stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjude View Post
    ...did loads of research into breaking into houses.
    Theory or practical?


    Only 44 words yesterday. Did much better today with 1240. I'm 400 words away from the 30K mark. I might try and get there later tonight.

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    Still have the migraine and the vertigo. This is day 4. Starting to get worried.

    Wrote 2 sentences last night, hated them, and stopped writing for the night. Just wasn't feeling it. Tonight I want to start handwriting everything. This hiatus is killing me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by franky_s View Post
    Theory or practical?
    Theory! Of course!

    Mostly!


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    Good for you franky!

    Saoirse, I hate migraines, I can relate. It makes it hard to use the eyes. At least with handwriting you won't have the computer glare. You can even write in the dark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjude View Post
    Theory! Of course!

    Mostly!

    I believe you, millions wouldn't.

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    Saoirse - hope you feel better soon, hun.

    wd franky. History, I'm watching the post for your book (and Perks' as well )

    I got 1100ish words today, but more importantly I might have made a time-jump I needed to make. I won't know until I come back in a few days time, and in the meantime I have to just take it on trust and keep on writing. Hate it when that happens.

    ETA: Waaah!!!! You're not my friend anymore, Book.

    *foot-stomping*

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    Quote Originally Posted by HistorySleuth View Post
    Wonder, it comes from me so signed by me and my co-author.
    Yay!

    I have this scene in my head that so far defies words. I suppose once I get it down it will be fab because the harder it is to write, etc. Please send Hemingway genes to Oklahoma.
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    I see we have people struggling, foot-stomping and practicing grand larceny under the guise of research.

    Looks like franky, HS and Liz are only ones with words under their belt.

    Still have the migraine and the vertigo. This is day 4. Starting to get worried.
    Have you seen the doc, Saoirse? And if so, did he give you a time-frame for the tabs to kick in? If not, maybe you should go see someone. Get better soon.

    I've had an itchy brain today. It doesn't want to settle on my WIP or my first MS that I'm trying to sub, so I've let it loose among my short story ideas and I'm beginning to get a little worried that there's an incy wincy psychopath lurking within its membranes.

    (Wow, this post is the most I've written all day.)
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    possibly lost; not sure yet lizmonster's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by muse View Post
    Have you seen the doc, Saoirse? And if so, did he give you a time-frame for the tabs to kick in? If not, maybe you should go see someone. Get better soon.
    Ditto. Four days, time to bug your doctor. And hang in there!

    Quote Originally Posted by muse View Post
    Looks like franky, HS and Liz are only ones with words under their belt.
    In the interests of total honesty, I have not written a word - I've just re-read all the words I had before.

    I finished my read-through today, over lunch. Found more bloat, but also found more bits I quite like. I'm thinking I'll be able to shave off several thousand words - but that's before I get into some of the plot revisions I want to do.

    Next step is to go over (and organize) my beta feedback. Some of it I haven't read yet. I think I will wait until tomorrow, and give myself today to be pretty happy with what I've got.
    August goal: Submit Book 2, and deal with any revisions that come back
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    I have written a page, so not my strongest day but hey, I am on a new chapter.

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    233 words today.

    You know that feeling of knowing what you want to write but it is hard to actually get it out? Yeah, that was the scene I was writing tonight!

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