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25 Days Until Christmas

Well ... it feels like it's 25 days to Christmas. Actually it's 25 days to Easter. But it feels better than that.

Back when I took this whole thing serious for the first time, I sat down and wrote a novel. I started it in October because I'd just finished a Stephen King novel, Desperation, and King's books generally come out in October. At least, the years where he doesn't publish more than one. And since October's the month I was born, the latest King makes shopping for presents simple.

I finished that book, Side Effects, about 18 months later. It's the fastest time so far for me to write a novel. Second, third and fourth attempts are either half complete or in pieces. Fallen is the closest I've come to writing something at novel length and completing it.

Coincidentally, I reached the end of SE on Easter Sunday. And with today's 2,250 words I'm stepping up to the plate and doing my best Babe Ruth. The pace is respectable enough anyway. Novel In 90 is very good to me. If I can keep going, do the Little Engine That Could thingy, I'll make it through the rewrite by Easter Sunday. Of course, a lot depends on what length the book actually requires.

So ... today I feel really good. It is the first day of Christmas. Except I didn't get a partridge in a pear tree. I got to 305 pages. :-)

Projected Goal
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
76,250 / 135,000
(56.5%)


Novel In 90 Goal
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
76,250 / 67,500
(113.0%)

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rachel_o
Mar. 16th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
Just keep saying...

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, and then before you know it you will be saying -- I knew I could, I knew I could, I knew I could...

I love reading that story to my kiddies :o)
stevenagy
Mar. 16th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
Positive reinforcement is a big thing for me. I wasn't as fortunate in regards to my "creative" writing growing up, so I make it a point to encourage my kids as much as possible in whatever geeks them. The youngest says she's not a writer, but she's written two really cool poems so far and she's only 11. That she wants to write poetry sometimes and likes writing poetry sometimes and geeks about some of the expressions is so cool. It's just hard to express the prides. :-)

Nice icon btw. The person in the middle is your youngest?
rachel_o
Mar. 16th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
I'm big on all things positive with my children.

Sounds like she is a writer to me ;o)

Thanks, and yes, the one in the middle is my youngest son. The one on the left is my daughter.
stevenagy
Mar. 16th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
The one on the left is my daughter.

No way. Wow. I would have thought sister, friend. Not daughter.

Heh. I've always looked old. Grew a mustache back in high school, looked like I was in college.
rachel_o
Mar. 16th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
Naw, these are my sisters. I'm the oldest of the crew. I think that they are all adorable!

And, I look hell old some days :o)
stevenagy
Mar. 16th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
We're all guilt of that. :-)
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