Monday, January 18, 2010

Off Topic - Illness and procrastination

You take a nap and sleep just a little too long. Fuzziness colors the rest of your evening.

Someone asked me today how it feels to have mononucleosis (yet again!), and that is how I described it. I'm one of the unlucky few who gets this more than once. Most people, it's once-and-done, like chicken pox. :-)

Anyway, my sleepiness has been my excuse to not write. Any excuse to not work; I can think about work for hours!

Tonight I completed chapter 6, and the book is at about 3800 words. I don't know why the obsession with word-count, but someone thinks it's important, so I'm keeping a running tally. My first pass through the book will be around 10,000 words.

OK, now for something witty. I'm so sleepy that I can't remember my character's names! I'm so sleepy that I have to re-read the chapters to remember where I left off writing. I'm so sleepy that I forget what I planned to write and only remember it later. I'm so sleepy that

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Moving right along

Moving right along. Off-worlders, time travel, and a mystery. All the makings of a good Sci-fi story.

Word count is currently at 3300+ and I'm writing the second section of the book. A lot of dialog and descriptions will be added on susequent passes through the book, so the word count will go up (a lot!).

Without giving too much away, the heroine of my story is currently on the afternoon of her first day on New Earth. She's awakened from a nap by a soft rap on the door, followed by the incessant ringing of the doorbell...

The current plan is to zoom through the first pass of book-writing, so that I can print it out for review/comments by my expert editors, aka my sons, who read a lot of young adult fiction--their favorite is dragons. Lots of dragons! My story has no dragons (yet). Maybe I should add a small dragon just to make them happy? I wonder what color my dragon could be? Seriously, though, do I need a dragon?