Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I hit my goal

...for today and crossed the 40,000 word threshold.

I also typed a four-letter-word I never thought would end up in this story.

I'll give you a hint. It starts with 'L'.

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  1. Lava. Lama. Leet (or |337). Lick? Hrm. Lump? Lush? ... Lynx? I suspect the story must have had laws by now.
    "I lauded Triss'...' Nah.

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  2. Congratulations! That's awesome! That four letter word, hm, maybe it's lard.

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    1. Thanks :) I'm pretty happy I've gotten this far and am hoping to get another 1,000 words tomorrow and Thursday.

      My fingers and brain are itching to finish the present-timeline so I can write the Jackson dies timeline...

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  3. I couldn't find a comment box on the "What I'm Writing" page, so posting here - I've never understood the whole "Y/A" positioning - do publishers insist on it? Is the implication that only teenagers would be interested in reading it? Coz your plot sounds perfectly poised as a general fiction book -I'm 28 and I'd probably be interested in reading it.
    Don't you think you might be reducing your prospects by tagging it as Y/A? I'm sure you know better, but I'd like to know your thoughts on how the categorization happens.

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    1. Nice to meet you :)

      Those are some great questions that, I think, deserve a proper blog-post-response rather than the bumbling-stream-of-consciousness response you'd get if I replied directly in this comment box, so...

      ...would you mind telling me which story you're referring to, specifically? 'Cause there's a few different ones listed on my 'what I'm writing' page :)

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  4. Congrats! Crossing those thresholds are celebration worthy. :)

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    1. Thanks, David :)

      ..though I feel like I sold my soul a little by typing that 'L' word...

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    1. Thanks Julie!

      I'm HOPING I can complete the present-timeline before this weekend (since I won't be home... again...)

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  6. Congrats. I'm thinking "lilo". Or, wait, no, it's "love" isn't it?

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    1. Ooooh, now I want to re-watch 'Lilo & Stitch'

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  7. It may have pained you to write it but it shows your character's consistency and growth. Sometimes the character does know better. It's a logical progression in this case

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    1. It did pain me. heavily. Thankfully s/he only thinks it.

      Although I still haven't written the last chapter yet, so who knows what other unexpected developments and words may pop up...

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