Projected Total: 25000
Total Words to Date: 6315
Words Done in Previous 24-hour Period:1,673
Deadline: April 30th
Last night made for an awesome burst of writing – finished chapter three, worked out some more things that were bugging me about the first two chapters*, and promptly took the daylight hours of Sunday off in the name of cleaning, playing a few hours of D&D, and preparing to go back to work tomorrow.
Fortunately the part of me that’s damn happy about doing a minimum of 2000 words a day for the last four days albeit not all on this project) is making noises about how it’d be nice to keep that going.
*to whit: when writing a hard-bitten character, or at least when writing this particular protagonist, having them start off in the dark trying to work out what’s happening is the wrong choice. Having an investigator start with an idea of whats going on, then subverting it in a way that points out that things are actually worse than they thought, is a much better approach and makes for more lively dialogue with far less straight expository monologuing from secondary characters. Interestingly, I think I stumbled over the exact same revelation at about the same point when writing the first draft of Horn…