February 25th, 2007

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Eowyn Challenge -- progress

Walking to Rivendell

Miles travelled today: 4.5
I have now reached Stock Road.

You have walked 14.5 miles.
You have passed Last View of Hobbiton.
It is 3.5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 443.5 miles to reach Rivendell.

I went for a walk in the rain down the old railway line. The countryside really looks just about at its worst at this time of year. Everywhere is brown and battered by the winter storms. The ground is muddy and the spring flowers are not yet out. There were some trees covered in delicate white blossom by the old signal box -- now a bird watching centre. I tried to take some photos, but the twigs were blowing in the wind, so I don't know whether they'l have come out or not.
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Writing progress -- novel in 90

Words written today: 1274
Total words in novel: 79,323
People killed: 1
Mean things done to characters: Mark has just had to watch his friend die.

Today I was tempted by the Evil One aka the Internal Editor.

"Don't you think you ought to do some world building?" she said.

"La-la-la-la-la! I can't hear you!" I sang back.

"You could perhaps just make some notes on the sort of thing that you need to add during the revision pass?"

"La-la-la-la-la! I have my fingers in my ears!" I replied.

"How about working out the names of the army ranks? Ow! No! Don't hit me! Ow! Ow!"

So I beat the Internal Editor over the head with a wet fish until she shut up -- and then settled down to write a bunch more crappy first draft words. *g*

I will get to the end this time! A plague on the Endless Revision Loop!