Sunday, January 04, 2009
Honest, I feel like I'm getting things done. Not just sparks wise but on many terms. I'm getting the house under control, the kids, my internet connections and all. I'm feeling pretty good about it. In fact, I just went through a bunch of emails. I had over 700 emails just from sparks...on sparksmail. That's not including the ones that get sent to my yahoo (over 1000, but I try to do 50 a day) and what I have on my other sites (WDC 1700 emails and babyfit 200). I want to get rid of them, keep things simple and easy and very much so organized.
With things more organized, I feel like I'm getting things done at a faster (and much easier) rate.
PS...I just realized that the 1000 emails from yahoo is just what hasn't been read! I have over 3,000 that have been read! Yikes...
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Yep, yep, that would be me!
Actually I won yesterday but I'm just now posting due to the fact that it was so late at night yesterday. I was totally thrilled to have won!
And, I actually won my personal goal...well the goal that said 60k-100k words or until I finished the story. Well, it ended at 55,166 words.
I'm not sure how I feel about the ending. There are three cases in the story and at the end of the last one, the ending is pretty much wrapped up. He gets what he needs, walks out and goes to visit his brother and...the end.
Though I do like the ending line, very good line and very simple.
So, here are the numbers. For the entire project, so far I have a total of...155,166 words!
22,678 of those words will be used for the next book (the one that is going to be books 3,4 and 5 combined).
That leaves book 1 at 132,488 words long. The average book is said to have 300-350 words per page depending on print size, hard back, paper back and the such. So, as is without editing, this novel stands at roughly about 378.5-442 pages long. I think that's a pretty decent size book.
I can say that I'm totally happy that it is done and over with...well for now. I have other things that I want to get to and write and more things that I want to do with my time and all. NaNo is fun but I'm a person who needs the variety and this has been in my head for way to long (the story that is) and I quickly got bored with it. I can't wait until next year though. I'm hoping to either finish up the next book or start another one and I got a few ideas going on!
But, it will remain in my head. Dec. I will be reading and researching more. My focus will be on how to edit and revise along with grammar and the such. I will also research police procedure, forensics and more on psychology just to make sure I have a clue. And in Jan. I will be reading what I wrote and will be editing more of the work along with doing some revising.
I know it will take up a great chunk of my time but I'm keeping my time line open up to March so that it can all be spread out. It will be the first time that I will be attempting something like this.
Until then, for those who stayed with me during this writing adventure and those who are fellow writers, I will keep you up dated and will see you in April for Script Frenzy!
Hugs and much love to you all!-Kat
Friday, November 28, 2008
I have much to be thankful for but unfortunately, I haven't been able to write it all out.
For the past 3...4 days, totally losing track now, I've been on oxycodone for pain. I'm not too happy about it, just lifting the turkey to put it in the oven hurt and that was while on the pain meds. I'm sure that if it doesn't go away by monday, I will be setting up an appointment for pain relief.
Until then, I'm trying to get by. The pain is in my hips and lower back.
Turkey day other wise was great. We did the turkey dance, ate dinner together and everyone pitched in to help cook. We talked about things we were thankful for and I'll have to go through all that in a later blog but it was a big eye opener for us all...I do such things...open up eyes. :)
I'm hoping that everyone had a great day. I was thinking of calling Stacey but it's late and I'm sure after the events of the day she just want's to lay down and crash! LOL
I know I do but...Sorry to say, I've been writing everyday, just not towards my NANO and that is something I need to do. The work towards my NANO has been research, notes....yeah, the inner editor came along once I got done with book one. It's sad, when you count the days that I wrote for nano, it took me 9 days to write 42,000 words...that's about (pulls out a calculator cus she's a writer, not a math geek) 4.666.66666~ words a day...I was on a roll!
I stopped with the toothache and had the day when dh left and the day before that and yada...life happens but I knew to keep ahead of the game and to write something, notes, research, read up on what needed to be done, there's a lot that goes into being a writer, it's not just "sit down and write" there's tons of different types of research and the such. I'll get into it later.
Anyways, I just realized, you know, I should be done by now...I could have went back to my old schedule. Granted my house would be a disaster for thanksgiving and I would have done little to nothing with the boy and not have spent anytime with dh during his visits...but still, I could have...should have...would have...
eh, it's done and over with!
I'll give a full update on what I'm doing writing wise later on.
For now, I hope you all had a great thanksgiving.
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