Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Outline is complete!

Today's starting word count is: 12,476 words (plus 4,428 word outline and notes)
Today's starting page count is: 45
Today's ending word count goal is: 14,476 words
Food and drinks spilled today: 1
Number of WoW Insider Posts read today: 3
Time spent with WoW Insider Open: 3
Number of times I've yelled at Word today: 0
Celtic songs listened to today: 24

My playlist consists of much more than Heather Dale now. Trying to figure out how to get Heather Alexander and Meg Davis songs that were done for Mercedes Lacky books onto my iTunes as well and increase it further.

I've decided on my days off that I need to hold myself to a higher standard of 2,000 words. Just to prove to myself its important.

My current frustration at the moment seems to be something purely derived from being an English major.  I added a LOT of symbolism and foreshadowing in to my last chapter, and to me it all feels obviously contrived and heavy handed. I can't figure out how you could not see it and it feels sloppy.

I'm counting on this just being because I'm the one that is doing it. Its kind of like playing hide and seek with yourself. I know where I hid the stuff, so I'll always be able to find it. But, hopefully, my readers will not.

In other news, though, I've officially finished my outline. I've never done this for any other story before, and I'm hoping that's the key to finishing it. The only other really long thing I've ever finished had an almost entirely complete outline (it was a 100k+ word fan fic, in case you are curious) and I'm hoping to borrow from that lesson for Kylerian.

The outline seems stilled, with a very slow beginning and extremely fast end, but I think that might be the right way to do it. The book needs to cresendo, doesn't it? I think so.

Now I have no excuse not to be working on the book itself, and I'm almost disappointed. Still, I'm pleased, and really hope this works for me.

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