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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1500 on: July 16, 2017, 04:21:09 AM »
guess who just finished their first draft!?!

*does the happy dance*

Congratulations! How many words is it? What is the story about? Now I'm curious too.  :D *joins in in the happy dance as well*
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1501 on: July 16, 2017, 05:39:40 PM »
guess who just finished their first draft!?!

*does the happy dance*

Congratulations! How many words is it? What is the story about? Now I'm curious too.  :D *joins in in the happy dance as well*

the first draft was just shy of 60k.  but, i'm a severe under-writer, so i suspect it's going to net out at about 90k.  for example, i've already added a thousand words -- and i'm only halfway through editing the first chapter.

as to what it is . . . um . . . gothic-sardonic-ridiculously-escalating-character-driven-grimdark-lite-thriller-with-a-mindblowing-twist-ending?

so, similar in tone to this demon-x story, but written in third-person-close, and in a more sanderson-magic-heavy version of a faction-laden-asoiaf-like setting.

for example, here's a sample of "unedited rough draft" stuff in one of the later fight scenes:
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Refocusing, [ONE OF THE 'HEROES'] grunted and brought his fist down on top of the [BADGUY], his arm smashing down through [THAT SAME BADGUY] with bare resistance, and thundered into the stone floor below.  Dividing the man like a crushing portcullis, and nearly carving him in half.

[OUR 'HERO'] pulled his hand from where he'd buried it in the floor.  [THAT POOR BADGUY]'s gore, smeared along the hallway rug, pooled in the indented trough made by [OUR 'HERO']’s forearm.

yeah. 

that's about right.

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1502 on: July 16, 2017, 07:09:16 PM »
I may've said this already, but I shoot for 500 words/day. Been kind of out of it for the past few months, but things are looking up. Made and passed my goal yesterday.

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1503 on: July 16, 2017, 10:46:03 PM »
I may've said this already, but I shoot for 500 words/day. Been kind of out of it for the past few months, but things are looking up. Made and passed my goal yesterday.

nice.

yeah, my soft-target is 250, my goal is 500, and my celebration mark is 750.

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1504 on: July 18, 2017, 02:49:44 PM »
guess who just finished their first draft!?!

*does the happy dance*


Happy for you! May revisions be ever in your favor.

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the first draft was just shy of 60k.  but, i'm a severe under-writer, so i suspect it's going to net out at about 90k.  for example, i've already added a thousand words -- and i'm only halfway through editing the first chapter.

I wrote about 7k in the last two days. Crazy production for me, but i am getting to the juicy parts. I am now just over 35k into my rough draft.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1505 on: July 25, 2017, 02:56:13 AM »
Spent a good chunk of time updating my outline. 13 chapters left to write.