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Well... I don't have my spreadsheet with me (my computer crashed a few days ago; I think my data is all fine, but I just can't access it right now), but I think I wrote about 5000 words in January? Yeah, I've been really bad about it. I'm about 10,000 words behind as of the last time I was able to check.

But it's still early in the year! The biggest thing is to actually sit down and Do It. It's harder since I don't have my own computer, and therefore I have no access to any of my files... but maybe not having access for now is a good thing. I did intend to start from the ground up with Zombie Boyfriend this year, after all.

Talking about ZB )

On the other hand, I've meant to start work on Kendra's Ghost and the crossdressing prince stories for a while now. Kendra was really solid in my head when I first thought of her, but I'm less excited about that story than I am excited just to have a story to write. As for Crossdressing Prince... I'd really like to make that a masterpiece, and I think I should work on the stories that can't sell first (because they will, naturally, not be as good). So... Zombie Boyfriend kind of has to come first.

As for editing Loved and Lost... I don't think I will. I might reprise that story at some point, but it's a fantasy story where the magic is an afterthought. I love Garth and Adison Quinn and Anne and I don't want them to never have a real story to be in... but that's just not the right story.

Now... I think it's time to stop writing about writing, and start doing some actual writing. If I get my docs back, I'll post an excerpt of something I did in January. If not, then I'll see you on the other side of February.

This year

Jan. 12th, 2012 02:21 am
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Last year I did two things I've never done before: I completed a story, and I won NaNoWriMo. This year, I found out about a NNWM-like challenge that takes place over the course of a whole year. As I understand it, the rules are essentially the same, except you don't have to only work on one project, and if you started a project before the year, anything new you add still counts. I arrived too late to actually sign up (you have to get in BEFORE the 1st, which I think is unfair and stupid, BUT HEY THAT'S JUST ME APPARENTLY) but I still like the idea and I'm doing it anyway. I'm behind schedule (I wrote NOTHING for the first eight days of the year) but I'm catching up (I wrote over a thousand words today). I'm hoping that this goal will spur me to write in the same way NNWM does, but with a lower per-day target wordcount (411, to reack 150k) it will be less stressful and cause less burnout than NNWM. I'll still do NNWM, of course!

Currently, I've written about a hundred words for a round robin going on among some of my friends at Millers Hollow, a few hundred (five, maybe seven) of roleplay beginnings I might end up playing with my wife, and a few hundred of NecRomance, which I'm hoping to make into my primary project for the year. I intend for either Crossdressing Prince or Kendra's Ghost to become my NNWM project.

Basically, this is my personal declaration: 150k words this year!


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