Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

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Writing progress

Story Title: A Necessary Evil (aka The One About the War)
Words revised today: 5226
Words now in Chapter 1: 3120
Percentage reduction: 40%
Words total: 65,279
Reason for stopping: End of chapter. I have painting to do, also need some exercise...

After webbing Legacies of War, I have decided to resurrect The One About the War, which I have now retitled A Necessary Evil.

My reasoning is thus: Revealing Secrets will have periods when I won't be able to write because I will be thinking and planning what comes next. If I have something non-serious on the go at the same time, I can keep the writing muscles toned. It will also give me more practice at Middles and Ends, which I have not written so many of as I have written Beginnings. (Beware the Endless Revision Loop!)

After what Juliet McKenna said about this, I have no illusions of it being publishable, but I really like the characters and I felt guilty at leaving them stranded in mid story when I started Moving a Mountain. This is the story I first started when I was about 15 years old, and I think I need to finish it, if for no other reason than that I need closure. *g* When it's finished, I will probably just web it, so if anyone's interested, they'll get the chance to read it in due course.

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