Monday, November 29, 2010

It’s a Monday kinda Tuesday

G'day dear reader/s

I posted Mice and Me in good faith Saturday and shut down. When I started up Monday my computer refused to cooperate. I’ve sent it in for re-education.

So now, Tuesday, I’m sitting at the kitchen table writing on a laptop, an Intel atom inside and windows7starter. Very basic but I still managed to add 800 words to Arch yesterday despite the anger producing frustrations. Let’s not go there.
The story proceeds. Last time I blogged about the process I was at Ch.4 (20K words) now at Ch.10 (50K); a lot has happened in the story, as in life.

The main characters (I still have 5 POV) are gathering in Deep Creek where it all began for the crisis that ends part one (at about 90K words). Something that worries me at the moment is my villain Hyatt has a better tale to tell that the dual personality heroine Rowena/Severne. He has and is overcoming more obstacles than they (or me) which tends to make him a better character. 

I shall have to seriously up the stakes for Rowena/Severne 

Unfortunately that's all I have time for folks, back to the writing and more on story next post.(fingers crossed)


  PS I'm considering shorter more frequent posts to give a better idea of what this writer's writing process is really like.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

of mice and me

gday dear reader/s
The Trilogy  -  Book 3 Arch
emerging from the mists of creation  

Mice and me have in common, the going awry of our best laid plans.

This blog was meant to be a diary of the writing of the my trilogy's last volume.  It isn't working, the wedding break as Grrrrr!!!!ed  in my last post sent my best laid plans so far far awry I had trouble ferreting them out.

Another approach is called for. The blog will in future be the first  piece of writing I do each week beginning next Monday (two days away). Monday has been my major writing day since the start of the Blackwood Writers Group in 1996. Back then it was my only day just so I had something to read when the group met Monday night.

I feel confident this can be done. For the last 3 weeks I have exceed my targets and have even started paring back the deficit.  I'm now writing Chapter 10;  46,000 words of first draft done 134,000 to go; estimated time of completion (ETC) has dropped to Jan 2012.  (based on my 2010 - 7 day average -now standing at  303/day however my rate over the last 3 weeks was 735/day )  If I can make up the 3500 word deficit, I will finish in by  1st of Sept 2011. 

Arch is becoming
clearer every day
Every day I write the average goes up and the ETC for book 3 "Arch" comes down (gets earlier.)

Monday's post will be back to talking about the actual process of writing the damn thing