Has it really been since May that I've not done one of these?
Wordcount hasn't been the point of the exercise lately: first I was doing Highway of Mirrors
revisions, and then I was working on getting Falling From Ground
booted back up. And, indeed, on writing anything at all, which is always a frustrating horse to climb back up on.
But, just for the record, here's the counts for the last few months:
original short fiction: 997
Total new words in May: 1010
Total new words in June: 272
original short fiction: 706
Total new words in July: 1351
original short fiction: 219
Total new words in August: 3034
Green Ring: 1513
Total new words in September: 4072
(And yes, I deliberately held this through September to make the numbers look better.)
Mars continues to be the Franken-novel. I'll write a line here or a paragraph there, then gradually stitch them all together. Apparently I am
going to write the whole damn novel that way. But at least the stitching's going well.
My time management, on the other hand, is shot to hell. I'm working just a day or so more than I want to be, and that plus the pressing house projects seems to be sucking my time away before I even see it. (I know plenty of people manage to write with full-time jobs and far more demands on their time than I have. I'm not saying it's not possible. I'm just having trouble with it atm.) Part of the problem is that right now, the writing process is taking quite a while to boot up each time, so if I can't clear about four hours at a stretch, I'm unlikely to have much to show for it. This is partly a function of Mars being obstreperous, and partly a function of being out of practice -- but of course I can't get into practice unless I can make time to write. And the only way I seem to be able to do that is to let everything else go to hell, and some of the bills for doing that previously are coming due.
But, as the counts above show, the trend's getting better. And at least I'm at the point where the rest of the ideas I originally had for FFG come in. I expect to hit a wall when I get through those, but it'll be the old ~30K wall, familiar territory. It makes an ugly splatting noise, but I know what to do about it.
October's goals: Decent progress on FFG, and at least check in with Green Ring and/or the A-Z story. Find a way to steal a day for email research, and at least get that a little farther forward.
Mostly, keep writing.This entry was originally posted at http://lizvogel.dreamwidth.org/156039.html because I got tired of dealing with whatever LiveJournal had broken this time. Comment whereever.