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    Quote Originally Posted by Shara View Post
    729 words this morning. Progress has been slow for the last couple of weeks. But I guess every word counts.
    This has been my issue also.

    But definitely every word counts. So I just keep moving forwards. At a far slower pace than I'd like but forwards all the same.


    I wish I had a short story due to an editor. I'm just sitting on a wealth of shorts and flash fiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brechin Frost View Post
    I wish I had a short story due to an editor. I'm just sitting on a wealth of shorts and flash fiction.
    Don't sit on them, send them out.

    No words today. Shall get back to the editing tomorrow
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    Brechin - Or bundle them together and sell them. I have one such bundle called In Flames. It's supposed to be an introduction to my work. I have it actually for free, and I've gotten a good number of downloads.


    So my bosses are seeing their bookkeeper on Thursday about dissolving the business. I do believe this is happening.

    :flails:
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    Well done, everyone! And Saoirse. Hang in there.

    Wrote 3,111 words today, which would be more impressive if it didn't involve a rewrite of a chapter I did a couple of days ago. But I'm back on track, and I'm actually quite fond of the MS today. That'll pass, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse View Post
    Brechin - Or bundle them together and sell them. I have one such bundle called In Flames. It's supposed to be an introduction to my work. I have it actually for free, and I've gotten a good number of downloads.


    So my bosses are seeing their bookkeeper on Thursday about dissolving the business. I do believe this is happening.

    :flails:
    That's a good idea! I've been thinking about that for a little while. I'm definitely going to be sending some out, but I very much would like to put them together eventually.

    Sorry about your job. That really sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse View Post
    So my bosses are seeing their bookkeeper on Thursday about dissolving the business. I do believe this is happening.

    :flails:
    I'm so sorry to hear that, Saoirse.

    Quote Originally Posted by lizmonster View Post

    Wrote 3,111 words today, which would be more impressive if it didn't involve a rewrite of a chapter I did a couple of days ago. But I'm back on track, and I'm actually quite fond of the MS today. That'll pass, of course.
    YAY! Here's to liking you MS. (At least for today. )

    Quote Originally Posted by Brechin Frost View Post
    That's a good idea! I've been thinking about that for a little while. I'm definitely going to be sending some out, but I very much would like to put them together eventually.
    Good luck with the sub, Brechin, when you decide to send your work out.

    I've been working hard on a few scenes, firming them up, and checking timing - they're close to the end of the book so I have to make sure the timing is spot on. Not sure how many words I've added, or taken away, but progress has been made.
    PUBLISHED:
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    Where There's Smoke. Links:

    Short Story: A Killer Week, available to read in the Anthology Crime AfterCrime

    CURRENT WORKS:

    The Hungry Ghost - Mystery/Suspense. Looking for beta readers. PM if interested.

    Legacy - The Beginning - First Draft - 54,443words so far.

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    Checking in after a few days away. Really sorry to hear about your job, Saoirse. Hope it works out for you.
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    Perpetual Midnight: basically all those cool nightclub scenes from SF movies with some sort of plot, idk | [first draft underway!]
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    2,018 today. I'm at one of those moments where I know where the story is going, but I'm still feeling out the next scene. This one has a lot of threads, and it's tricky keeping the right ones in the foreground without losing the rest.
    October goal: Some words on WIP #2 (2,367/~120,000)

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    Thanks, guys.

    No news.

    I need to start writing again. I've been depressed and unproductive. Need to change that.
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    Fireborn - fantasy novel, in revision
    Covenant, dark fantasy, stealthily writing now
    When She Sleeps, dark fantasy, writing now
    NF project - 23k and DONE!

    In Flames (now with a prettier cover) - flash collection, available now! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/349458
    Ever Touched - available now! http://turtleduckpress.com/wordpress.../ever-touched/

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    Every time I think I've written the final scene for this WIP another appears.

    Bright side... 691 words written.
    PUBLISHED:
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    Where There's Smoke. Links:

    Short Story: A Killer Week, available to read in the Anthology Crime AfterCrime

    CURRENT WORKS:

    The Hungry Ghost - Mystery/Suspense. Looking for beta readers. PM if interested.

    Legacy - The Beginning - First Draft - 54,443words so far.

    Website

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    muse - That happens with every book I write. I'm convinced it's because I subconsciously don't want to revise.


    I am writing again, yay! It's nonfiction. I'm not ready to discuss it yet, but it's a cool idea. 2k in two days!
    Blog: http://erinkendall.wordpress.com
    Website: http://www.erinzarro.com

    WIPs
    Fireborn - fantasy novel, in revision
    Covenant, dark fantasy, stealthily writing now
    When She Sleeps, dark fantasy, writing now
    NF project - 23k and DONE!

    In Flames (now with a prettier cover) - flash collection, available now! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/349458
    Ever Touched - available now! http://turtleduckpress.com/wordpress.../ever-touched/

    Freelance editor, novelist, photographer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse View Post
    muse - That happens with every book I write. I'm convinced it's because I subconsciously don't want to revise.
    I think it's more I don't want to finish. :-)


    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse View Post
    I am writing again, yay! It's nonfiction. I'm not ready to discuss it yet, but it's a cool idea. 2k in two days!
    Congrats on writing again, and the word count.

    329 words today, but many more red-penned into oblivion.
    PUBLISHED:
    Novel:
    Where There's Smoke. Links:

    Short Story: A Killer Week, available to read in the Anthology Crime AfterCrime

    CURRENT WORKS:

    The Hungry Ghost - Mystery/Suspense. Looking for beta readers. PM if interested.

    Legacy - The Beginning - First Draft - 54,443words so far.

    Website

    Twitter
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    Go, everybody!

    I wrote 2,035 today. I'm shooting for 10K a week until this thing is done.
    October goal: Some words on WIP #2 (2,367/~120,000)

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    I think I need to reframe my goal to submitting things. Producing words (usually) isn't a problem for me because I have very fast fingers, hovering around 115 WPM, give or take a few depending on the day and what I'm writing, so in twenty or thirty minutes I can write a decent short story. I'm also good about editing my work and getting it up to snuff. But for some reason I have a mental block when it comes to magazines. I convince myself there's one more to thing to change, one more to tweak, that something is missing....and although I may write ten or fifteen stories in a month, maybe one, if even that, gets sent out.

    So, new goal: Submit at least one story a week, no ifs, ands, or buts about it!
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    Welcome sockycat and good luck with your goal. You can do this.

    500 words exactly on the nonfiction project yesterday. Aiming to do more in a few.
    Blog: http://erinkendall.wordpress.com
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    Fireborn - fantasy novel, in revision
    Covenant, dark fantasy, stealthily writing now
    When She Sleeps, dark fantasy, writing now
    NF project - 23k and DONE!

    In Flames (now with a prettier cover) - flash collection, available now! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/349458
    Ever Touched - available now! http://turtleduckpress.com/wordpress.../ever-touched/

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    Good writing session before work this morning. 1131 achieved.

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    Not quite so good this morning. 561 words written. But I got to the end of the chapter.

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    I've been in a slump recently. The words have not been coming as easily.

    So, I decided to take a break from trying to write a new chapter, and rewrote the first one to better fit the rest of the story. The pace of rewriting got me out of the slump and how much I love my first chapter really helped reinvigorate me. Now I'm in the mood to write again.

    722 this morning.

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    Submitted to two magazines today, and I hated every minute of it...but I did it!

    Now to try and get at least 500 in.
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    for all words, subs, finishing chapters, etc.

    I am not tracking word counts because I'm not sure why but I'm writing little bits and holy cow, the tangential character who I thought was going to be an early kill-off is turning out to be funny and... well... someone. But he does swear and drink and womanize an awful lot, so spending an entire book with him as a POV character... *shudders primly* (Okay, I'll admit it. He's fun.)

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    Shara - Nice wordage!

    Brechin - Awesome that you were able to pull yourself out of your slump.

    sockycat - Yay for submitting!

    heyjude - Your character sounds very fun.


    A total of around 1,200 words between finishing a short story and the nonfiction project. I'll take it.
    Blog: http://erinkendall.wordpress.com
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    WIPs
    Fireborn - fantasy novel, in revision
    Covenant, dark fantasy, stealthily writing now
    When She Sleeps, dark fantasy, writing now
    NF project - 23k and DONE!

    In Flames (now with a prettier cover) - flash collection, available now! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/349458
    Ever Touched - available now! http://turtleduckpress.com/wordpress.../ever-touched/

    Freelance editor, novelist, photographer

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    Sounds like everyone is hitting all their targets. sockeycat - good luck with the submissions.

    HJ - your character sounds like a lot of fun to write.

    I'm still shaping the last 5/6 scenes for my WIP. I'm finding them kinda hard to write as I've been holding on to all these secrets for so long that now it seems wrong to finally let the reader know. Need to work through that block and get the scenes at least fleshed out.
    PUBLISHED:
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    Short Story: A Killer Week, available to read in the Anthology Crime AfterCrime

    CURRENT WORKS:

    The Hungry Ghost - Mystery/Suspense. Looking for beta readers. PM if interested.

    Legacy - The Beginning - First Draft - 54,443words so far.

    Website

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    WOW you guys are amazing!

    The Kid had a half day today, which meant I wasn't going to get much writing done anyway, so I did a readthrough-and-outline of what I've got. It's less off the rails than I thought, and I have a slightly better idea of where to head next.

    The only thing that worries me is that I'm at 36K already, and I have no idea how far into the story I am. It could wrap up at 80K; it could push past 140K. I dunno. I don't tend to write short.
    October goal: Some words on WIP #2 (2,367/~120,000)

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    Picked youngest up at college today - a 5hr round trip. Then spent what was left of the day doing laundry for said child. (Trying not to think of the mountain of ironing awaiting.)

    No words to report today.
    PUBLISHED:
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    Short Story: A Killer Week, available to read in the Anthology Crime AfterCrime

    CURRENT WORKS:

    The Hungry Ghost - Mystery/Suspense. Looking for beta readers. PM if interested.

    Legacy - The Beginning - First Draft - 54,443words so far.

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    I wrote a query I will never send to anyone.

    (Except maybe muse... just to entertain and/or bug her!)

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