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In which the author summarizes the past couple of weeks...



It occurred to me that I had started writing a long story AND it's Camp NaNoWriMo month, so why not combine the two? 29,000 words later, I've completed my story. Unfortunately, my goal was 35,000 words and I would really like to hit it, so I've a bit more work to do. (Actually, I'd like to hit 40,000, but I really don't think I can stretch it that far.) It's been nice to have a long story to be passionate about writing (to the point where I'm not even interested in playing Guild Wars 2; I'd rather be writing); I've been doing 2000-5000 words per day and I think it came out pretty good. On the other hand, it's another personal story, so I won't be posting it here.

Once I get it to wordcount, I have another story that I placed on the backburner during this month that I'll be getting back to. That one is something I'll be sharing when I finish it, and if it comes out anywhere near what I have envisioned in mah braims, it should be fun. A friend on deviantArt also wrote to me and said, "I had this great idea for a story, and it seems to be your style, so here!" She was right - the idea was completely in my style, so I'm eager to explore it, though I've already tweaked the idea in my mind to something that she's not expecting.

In the meantime, work has completely blown up in the last two days. We were doing so well, too! I'm not going to go into detail, because it would just be a whine, but here I am at work on a Saturday, doing a whole bunch of "let's try to stuff this stuff in to try to save our jobs" kinds of things. At least there's comfort in the fact that it's a lot more pleasant to work on the weekends, since with only about four of us in the office, I'm not continually interrupted in my work by my coworkers. I can sit here, get actual work done, and listen to Doctor Who music all day. If the other people would leave, I could put on an episode for background noise. (Well, except that Amazon Prime doesn't carry the episodes for free streaming anymore. *sob*)

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a_phoenixdragon
Apr. 19th, 2015 01:51 pm (UTC)
Wow...you are kicking butt in the writing department. Here's hoping the 'work' department clears up for you!

*HUGS*
shivver13
Apr. 19th, 2015 11:35 pm (UTC)
Well, you know, it's easy when it's a story you really want to tell. (And it happens to not be particularly complex. The next one... hoo boy!)

I'm back at work again today. It'll clear up. I just hope that the overall problem, which doesn't seem to be our fault, fixes itself.
shyfoxling
Apr. 20th, 2015 07:21 pm (UTC)
I've been doing 2000-5000 words per day

Holy moly!
shivver13
Apr. 22nd, 2015 03:10 pm (UTC)
It can be really easy to write that much when you have the story clear in your head and you're just trying to splash it out on the page. It slowed down quite a bit at the end, when I was 5k from goal and had finished telling the main part of the story, and the final 2k was from adding an epilogue that was just terrible and I'm going to rip out, but I wrote just to hit the wordcount. :P But I finished!
flowsoffire
Apr. 22nd, 2015 06:21 pm (UTC)
So much writing, you rock! I'm sorry to hear about your trouble at work, though. I really hope that it can get sorted out! *hugs and sends you good vibes*
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