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    I have moved forward on the assumption that I will rewrite the beginning and give the ex-POV character's stuff to a different character. It already feels easier. 2,480 today.
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    Yay, Liz!

    I proofread/tweaked 10 pages yesterday. Then a freelance job came in with a tight deadline. So I will be juggling both for awhile.
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    Fireborn - fantasy novel, final proofread started
    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
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    Yay for the job! Boo for the deadline.

    I added another 2,421 today, and broke 25K NaNo-wise. I seem to be wandering down a side road. I think it'll be useful later on, but right now I'm not sure how much time to give it. (This is the life of a pantser. )

    Go, team!
    November goal: An additional 60K on WIP #2 (+58,732 : 75,056/~120,000)

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    Thanks, Liz. I've wandered down side roads before, so I know how it feels.

    I edited 50 pages of the freelance job and edited 14 pages of Fireborn. And now I get to do it again today.
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    Fireborn - fantasy novel, final proofread started
    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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    Well done, Saoirse!

    Another 2,402 today. I think I finally found the beginning of the story.
    November goal: An additional 60K on WIP #2 (+58,732 : 75,056/~120,000)

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    Yay, Liz!

    30 pages of the freelance job and 20 pages of Fireborn. I'm about to drive into the freelance job again.
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    WIPs
    Fireborn - fantasy novel, final proofread started
    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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    Go, Saoirse!

    I used NaNoWriMo.org's official word count calculator for the first time, so my totals are a little different than the ones Scrivener shows, but since that's the one that'll tell me when I win I figure it's a good idea to start using it. So according to it: +2259 today, for a total of 31,047 NaNo words. And I have hit another Thing!
    November goal: An additional 60K on WIP #2 (+58,732 : 75,056/~120,000)

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    That word count calculator is the main thing I miss from Nano. It gives you such a nice graph. (I know, I could probably knock one up in Excel in about ten minutes, but bleh, effort.)

    I'm still plugging away. 300 this morning. My MC has almost extricated himself from the frying pan, but boy, that's some fire he's about to go into.
    Λrchangel: near-future SF noir
    Perpetual Midnight: basically all those cool nightclub scenes from SF movies with some sort of plot, idk | [first draft underway!]
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    Liz, congrats on breaking 30k!!

    OSG - I miss Nano this year. Awesome on the words!


    I'm considering doing my own "Nano" in December after I submit Fireborn.

    I've finally finished the commenting-within-the-manuscript part of the freelance job. That was such a slog, b/c well...how can I put this? It seems he wrote the book yesterday not knowing anything about how to write a book (plot, characterization, formatting) and it was painful to read. I will need to somehow tactfully tell him that he really needs to learn the basics before trying to publish. I am so happy to have it done, though. Next is my report.

    I'm going to do some work on Fireborn now.
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    WIPs
    Fireborn - fantasy novel, final proofread started
    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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    Enjoy sizzling your MC, osg.

    Yikes, Saoirse - sounds like tact is almost as an important a job skill as language.

    I think the NaNo word counter counts hyphenated words as singles. Scrivener says I did 2,471; the NaNo counter says 2,449. Either way I did OK, I suppose.
    November goal: An additional 60K on WIP #2 (+58,732 : 75,056/~120,000)

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    Did a nice chunk today: 2,835, mostly because I didn't want to stop in the middle of this scene. Puts me over 36K for NaNo, and over 52K for the full MS. I'm...kind of not a third of the way through the story yet, but I'm hoping the rest of the draft will be a wee bit more concise.
    November goal: An additional 60K on WIP #2 (+58,732 : 75,056/~120,000)

    Hey, I got interviewed by AbsoluteWrite!




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    Nice wordage, Liz!

    I finished writing my report for the freelance job. Seven pages. My wrist was complaining so I took a computer/typing break. Tomorrow it's due, and I still need to go over it again.

    I'll also be flipping back to Fireborn.
    Blog: http://erinkendall.wordpress.com
    Website: http://www.erinzarro.com

    WIPs
    Fireborn - fantasy novel, final proofread started
    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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    I hope your freelance report made it out OK, Saoirse. Sounds like that was a hairy one. And I hope your wrist is feeling better.

    Yay for Fireborn!

    I was >this< close to 40K, so I pushed and did 3,799 today to get to 40,130 NaNo words. Puts me a hair over 56K for the whole thing.
    November goal: An additional 60K on WIP #2 (+58,732 : 75,056/~120,000)

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    Wow, that's amazing, Liz! Nice work.

    Yep, it went out fine, and I got a 5-star review from the guy. That floored me.

    Now...he's hired me again (a short story) and another of my clients has contacted me about a job we discussed awhile back. And I have Fireborn due in less than two weeks. Happy for the work, but yikes.

    I did about 15 pages of Fireborn, too.
    Blog: http://erinkendall.wordpress.com
    Website: http://www.erinzarro.com

    WIPs
    Fireborn - fantasy novel, final proofread started
    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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    Wow, great work, both of you. I am up about a thousand since my last update. This is a fun bit to write.
    Λrchangel: near-future SF noir
    Perpetual Midnight: basically all those cool nightclub scenes from SF movies with some sort of plot, idk | [first draft underway!]
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    Awesome on the freelance review, Saoirse. Who'd've thought he'd be a repeat customer? And go, Fireborn!

    for words, osg! I like the fun bits.

    For some inexplicable reason I wrote 5,275 today. I don't think I've written that much in a single day before. I guess I'm getting into the story now.
    November goal: An additional 60K on WIP #2 (+58,732 : 75,056/~120,000)

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    OSG - Glad it's moving forward!

    Liz - Yep, it certainly surprised me! Awesome on the words. Go, you!


    I edited 34 pages today. :faints: And wrote the first draft of my report to that guy. It's due on the 20th, so I'll need to do another pass, but it's close to being done.
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    Fireborn - fantasy novel, final proofread started
    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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    Yay on the edits, Saoirse!

    I had this vague fantasy that I'd hit 50K today, but since Saturday is errands day it's no surprise I didn't. I did, however, manage 2,977, which leaves me with only 1,618 to win NaNo.
    November goal: An additional 60K on WIP #2 (+58,732 : 75,056/~120,000)

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    OMG awesome, Liz!!

    I sent the report this morning (one day early). Now I'm going to start on the second freelance job. It's due next Sunday, but with the holiday...I need all the extra time I can get.

    I'm about 10 pages away from being done with Fireborn.
    Blog: http://erinkendall.wordpress.com
    Website: http://www.erinzarro.com

    WIPs
    Fireborn - fantasy novel, final proofread started
    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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    Yay, Saoirse, for editing jobs, and for Fireborn!

    So...I wrote 2,110 and hit 50K today! Go, me! Of course, I had to do it, because I ordered a winner's t-shirt this morning.

    My November goal involves another 10K, and with 11 days left I think maybe I'll hope for twice that. I'm going to keep writing linearly for a bit, and then do some spot scenes between here and the end. Shooting for a finished rough draft by the end of January.

    The story's evolved quite a bit since I started it. Most of what I've written for NaNo is going to have to be redone. But it's helped me work the plot out, so it's not wasted.
    November goal: An additional 60K on WIP #2 (+58,732 : 75,056/~120,000)

    Hey, I got interviewed by AbsoluteWrite!




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    CONGRATS on making 50k, Liz! That's how I write most of my first drafts — figuring out what the story is.

    21 pages done on freelance job #2. Going to do a bit more in a few.
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    Fireborn - fantasy novel, final proofread started
    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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    This link is a testament to work ethic. Thanks for your good example. As for me, I edit and edit and edit. And when I get tired of the editing I keep on going because I can see the end in sight.

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    Amen, BLMN. Fantastic progress from everyone here.
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    BLMN - Good luck with it.

    OSG - Thanks!

    I'm up to page 36 on freelance job #2. I'm hoping to squeeze in some work on Fireborn today as well.
    Blog: http://erinkendall.wordpress.com
    Website: http://www.erinzarro.com

    WIPs
    Fireborn - fantasy novel, final proofread started
    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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    Go, everybody!

    I wrote another 2,484 today and made some random plot notes. Writing this one is starting to feel a little like writing my second one, and I'm pretty pleased with how that one came out...eventually...so I'm trying not to dwell on the fact that I'm almost 70K in and I'm still figuring out what's supposed to happen.
    November goal: An additional 60K on WIP #2 (+58,732 : 75,056/~120,000)

    Hey, I got interviewed by AbsoluteWrite!




    Here are some books I wrote.

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