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Oct. 14th, 2006 @ 07:18 pm Relapse
Well, predictably, I had a relapse of my illness. Every fall, I get a sore throat that turns into a chest thing. And every time, I get antsy and get up too soon and leap back into everything. And then I get even sicker and go down for a week or two. Sigh. You'd think I'd learn.

Once again, however, I am feeling better. Unfortunately, now I must leap back into everything because I'm too far behind. And November 1 looms large!

I haven't been completely unproductive though. I've worked at a slow pace, but continued to work nonethless. I also have at least one funny story to tell you, which I'll post separately.

But here's my count, for anyone who's counting:

Words added since I posted last: 6,629
Total # of words: 93,661
Pages added: 18
Total # of pages: 366

93,661 / 100,000
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Date:October 16th, 2006 08:23 am (UTC)
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You're doing brilliantly! So close to finishing now, you must be able to feel it breating down your neck. Although maybe that's a bad analogy? I'm so looking forward to you finishing it, so I can read it!

Also, I'm sorry you're feeling poorly, I hope it passes soon. I know that it's difficult to keep producing when you feel crappy, so big hugs for keeping it up!

Are you going to do the Nanowrimo thing? I think about it, occasionallly, but, considering it's taken me seven years to write this one, I think one month to write a novel is a little beyond me at the moment. Maybe when I'm not doing a million other things at the same time...
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Date:October 16th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
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Ah, thanks. I'm very much looking forward to your response!

And, yes. I can feel it breathing down my neck.

Though I can also see I'll be editing at least 10 percent out. This HAS to come in right about 100K. It's got too light a tone (though not theme), and it would be a much harder sell if it's oversized.

Yes, I am planning to do Nano. I have my new novel rough plotted to some detail (though I haven't done the character analysis I usually do). I find I can do more work in one month (as long as it's November) than the 11 other months combined, just because of the energy around the Nano boards. But I gotta finish EofJ first! So close, so close!

Thanks for the hugs. Always love those. :-) (Specially girly-smelling ones)
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Date:October 16th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
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Well, finished work for the evening and I see you replied to me. So I thought I'd dash off a quickie (ooer) before switching everything off and going to watch The Daily Show.

I'm actually sitting here trying to type something cogent about over and underwriting and failing miserably. This is, I guess, because I'm only finishing my second novel and the first one was completed years ago so I have no real experience about the pros and cons of either approach. Also, it's something that happens and you don't know which you've done until you're finished. I mean, I'm reasonably certain that the first draft of Ylahyem is going to come in at around 95-100k, but I also know that I'm going to have to do some fairly radical re-writing, if only to hide the joins when I stopped writing for about three years. But, as desperance says "Writing is rewriting".

Nano sounds like a great challenge, and I wish you all the best for it. However, does finishing EofJ by the by the end of the month mean that your edits for it will wait until December? Actually, that could be sensible anyway. Everything I've read says that you should put your story away for a while before coming back to do the edit. Maybe I'll try and come up with a short story or something to write when I finish Ylahyem. Hell, maybe I'll just spend a while trying to come up with a firm plot for Ylahyem II.

And girly smelling hugs ARE my speciality. Especially as I'm not long out of the shower after cycling home from work.

Anyway, Jon Stewart and cups of tea are calling so I shall say good night and switch the computer off.