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I reached my goal of 9,300 words for the month early this week, then plunged into the task of organizing everything I've written since the beginning of November/or salvaged as usable from pre-November. Which is a lot of stuff.

I'm boggling at just how much my story has changed since what I had as of October. Just turning myself over to writing already as I did on Nov 1 has managed to bring so many new ideas I didn't have before. A top-down idea generator, I am not.

But it's good to step away and look at what you've got every once in a while and figure out what of it you want to expand on for the next writing sprint. That's in February. Goal: 8,400 words.


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Jan. 22nd, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
I have it credited to jiatra.

And ain't it the truth?
Jan. 22nd, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
wow, I'm impressed. congrats on making that goal. you're way ahead of me. i might need to be setting monthly goals myself

eta love that icon

Edited at 2011-01-22 10:11 pm (UTC)
Jan. 22nd, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
Well, it's not as thought I have 9,300 new words in my first draft. I think about 20% of this stuff might end up being useful. I sort of have to "write around a story" until it emerges.
Jan. 22nd, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
at least you're writing words. some days i'm not even doing that
Jan. 23rd, 2011 12:07 am (UTC)
I really had to force myself to do it. I could just sit back and do big-picture planning work until the cows come home.

Jan. 23rd, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
i hear you. I'm forcing myself to revamp Machiavelli Moon since i Just got a class's worth of opinions on it
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