Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

novel progress report: writing novels is hard

I suppose I didn't have to tell y'all that. But. Sigh. Damn, and I'm soooo close! But I just plain ran out of steam today and came to work instead of finish it wrong. Not quite done, but I think I have all the scenes in place. Hell, I wrote the last few scenes already!

So, my Empire Ship progress:

. Word count up to 126,200 from last update of 118,400: a gain of almost 8000 more words. Will it never end?
. Page count up to 415 from last update of 385.
. Lotsa mood music assistance; I'll see if I can remember (kept meaning to bring the disks up here): Tool, L7, Hole, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, the special "Dark side of Gary Numan" compilation from weaselmom (thanks! very helpful), Skinny Puppy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, a bunch of others I can't recall at the moment, and several that just didn't quite help promote the proper mood.
. Estimated final word count: 130,000-ish. Yeah, I'm fudging it. Could be just a few thousand more, but who the fuck knows?

I hope to finish Wednesday (my next non-teaching day). Then on to revision of the last scenes. So close it's killin' me!

Tags: empire ship, writing

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