Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
Helen
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Writing progress -- novel in 90

Words written today: 796
Total words in novel: 73,653
People killed: 2 of Mark's men.
Mean things done to characters: Mark and his Light Cavalry are being sidelined in the big battle and he has to watch as the King proceeds to act very stupidly.

After a slight glitch because I didn't manage my work commitments properly and ended up not be able to write yesterday because I was up against an immovable deadline with regard to marking assignments, the WIP is trundling onwards again.

I always used to have a target of 400 words, so once I'd reached that, unless the writing was really flowing, I'd stop, feeling satisfied. But the 750 words target just makes me push on that bit more. If I do a word count and find I have 350 words, for some reason, it doesn't seem to take much more writing to get the 750.

I do feel that I'm writing rubbish at the moment, but I'm just putting my fingers in my ears and singing, "La-la-la-la-la! I can't hear you!" when the Internal Editor tries to muscle in. If I can just finish a complete draft, I will have something to work with. Until then, it's just a case of putting one word after the other until I reach THE END.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
73,653 / 107,647
(68.4%)
Tags: a necessary evil, novel_in_90, writing progress
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