Saturday, January 2, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010
Waning Moon
Mars Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Cloudy, cold, icy

My January To-Do list is up on the GDR site. Come play with us!

Excellent, excellent writing day. I did the first chapter of Universal Principles, which came in at just over 2600 words.

I took a short break, then got to work on the steampunk novella. I did a first chapter of 1, 889 words. I took a break, and then realized that I needed to open with more of a punch and THEN get into the bulk of the material I currently had as my first chapter, so I rewrote it and nailed the first two chapters or just over 4K. It’s going to be hard to keep this at 30K, but necessary for the word limit. It’s fast, it’s funny, it’s got elements of romance and Victoriana and invention and social justice and all sorts of things in it. I’m stoked. Of course, I still need a title, but . . .

I wrote the third chapter of the Steampunk this morning, coming in at just over 2700 words.

THIS is the type of writing I need to keep up all year, and I’ll actually get something done!

I’m on my way to Trader Joe’s to get cat food and run a few more errands, and then get back to the page.

Elsa is hanging in there. Fingers crossed she’ll be okay until the vet appointment on Tuesday, and that the vet can help her.

Devon

Steampunk Novella: 6,747 words out of est. 30,000 (22.49%)

Universal Principles: 2,692 words out of est. 90,000 (2.9%)

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7 Comments

  1. Am praying for Elsa.

    Productive days, I love them.

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  4. Popped over to wish you a grand 2010 but I see you are already rocking and rolling over here 🙂

    Best of everything good!

  5. I’m keeping Elsa in my thoughts. I hope your day goes well.

  6. My thoughts are with you in regards to Elsa.

    Sounds like you’ve accomplished a lot, which is a good thing.

    I hope your Saturday was a good one.

  7. Thinking of Elsa and wishing her well.

    You’re certainly taking 2010 by the horns! I’m having a sluggish start but am hoping to establish a routine for the year . . . tomorrow. (Honest!)


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