100K!

Big news!! Wayback has crossed the 100K mark!! WhooHoo!!

Yes, sports fans, as of this evening, the total is 109,046. Wow, do you think this thing will actually get done? And, I just realized I have done over 40K since the 14th.

The two year novel is going good. Theme was tough but identifying a conflict or two was a little tougher.

In Real Life, we may thaw out from the latest snow/ice storm before the next one hits.

Progress of WB

Wayback is moving along just fine. I am happy/pleased with its progress. I am approaching the point where I think it went wrong the first time. I am slowing down the pace of my writing as well as editing what I have now.

Wayback novel – 61,248 words. Over half way there. Wouldn’t it actually be cool to get this thing published?!

The two year novel project is going slowly but surely. It is amazing to see what ideas everyone else has. There are some potential best sellers out there!

In Real Life, yesterday was Lorna’s birthday as well as Jim’s birthday (my step-dad).

Catch Up

Here I am falling behind already. sigh. Well, Wayback revision is flying along. I am not close to where I stopped earlier but I am getting there. And I like this way better I think.

Predictable World is still in its little cubby hole. I suppose it will stay there for a while.

What else? Oh, Ryan’s story is a success. I have let my new friend Lorn read it and what I have heard is that Ryan liked it too.

I recently managed to edit 92 pages, which is the entire Beginning of Wayback. I sent the first 30 pps off to Melissa to edit.

WordCounts are:

  • Beginning – 42350
  • Middle – 15937
  • Notes – 225
  • WorldBuilding – 247
  • 2YN – 811

Which puts Wayback novel at 58287.

In Real Life, everything else is going okay I guess.

Reverse Works

Lets see. I am doing much better with Wayback. The backing up and starting over is doing what I hoped it would. The prophecy part is gone, and instead its an archeological mystery of sorts I guess.

My word count is going great. Wayback is in like, three different files, perhaps even four. I have to try and remember which one is the current one. Oy.

  • Wayback BeginningTT (Take Two) is 42,031.
  • NotesTT is 52.
  • WorldBuilding is 149.

I am meeting my goal of 500 a day easily. So far the smallest day I have had is today at 1896. I am doing wonderfully on the Dare.

In real life, not much is going on. All of my appts and the like are starting back up this week. Oh goody. PT, counselor, and pain doc are all this week.

After the holiday

Well, sigh, Wayback is coming to a screeching halt and slamming into reverse. I am starting it over, reusing a lot of it, but for the most part, a lot of it is changing. Whoopie.

Meanwhile, Christmas is over. I sent my nephew and neice a short story each. Haven’t heard what they thought of it though. I will post it here.

I have set a goal of 500 words a day. The Dare I have signed up for is 1000 words a day. So I figure if I at least get the 500, I can catch up on good days.

Copyright Laws

I have recently learned about the copyright laws and what is considered ‘published’. Appearantly, if I were to submit Wayback or Predictable World, publishers do not like it if part or all of the material has ever been ‘publicly published’. Putting the material on a website is considered being public. So, I have had to remove all of my excerpts/snippets so that someday I can say, yes but only for 4 days.

Weird Wayback

I have really taken off on the middle section of Wayback. Its going in some weird directions. Sometimes I look back at what I just wrote and think, “Where the hell did that come from?” The middle went from a bit thrown in so I could remember my thoughts to the huge thing it is now.

As of about 9pm today: 24,734

Some of the direction it seems to be going in is weird. But I am going to go with it and settle it in the edit.I have focused almost solely on the Searching Pack and have not jumped to anyone else. I have jumped within the Searching Pack scenes tho and it doesn’t feel too awkward. Did I mention it was going kinda weird?

In Real Life – it snowed starting yesterday afternoon and most of today. Its the heavy wet stuff. Its been snowing most of tonight too and they just upped the winter storm warning until in the morning. Lorna has to work tomorrow. I hate that.