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10,000 writing updates

Hit the 10,000 words on the sequel! Of course, this is just the rough draft: There’s nothing to say I won’t decide half those words are junk and throw them out later. On the other hand, some areas are a little sparse on detail: I wrote half a page of just dialogue during … well, I won’t say during what. I’ll go back to fill more in later, and also to cut out some, so it’s likely to be a wash.

The horse stays. I’m second guessing the title, though …

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blood_of_winter
Jan. 9th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
think of your first draft as an outline (if you dont outline like me)...yes, you may throw away half of it but know you have a much better idea of how to write a tighter second draft
ozma914
Jan. 10th, 2012 06:23 am (UTC)
i do outline, actually -- I learned my lesson, with all those half completed stories. But a first draft is *never* a final draft.
cornerofmadness
Jan. 9th, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
yay for hitting 10K

if it helps I just saw a book with that title on a goodreads giveaway
ozma914
Jan. 10th, 2012 06:25 am (UTC)
Really? Eek! Well, that's the problem with a "Storm" motiff for my titles -- they've been done. I never even thought about it with Storm Chaser, but after publication I discovered mine was the latest in a long line of books with that name.

Hm ... "The Notorious Ian Grant".
cornerofmadness
Jan. 11th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
yes well I suspect unless you pick something long and odd, you stand the chance of being the 8th book with that title
ozma914
Jan. 11th, 2012 06:04 am (UTC)
Not being able to copyright a title is both a blessing and a curse. Originally I was going to title Storm Chaser "Gone With the Wind" ... probably wouldn't have worked to my advantage.
cornerofmadness
Jan. 11th, 2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
snort, no probably not
elizalavelle
Jan. 10th, 2012 01:36 am (UTC)
Nice word count!
ozma914
Jan. 10th, 2012 06:25 am (UTC)
So far I've surprised myself! No way I can keep up that rate, but it was a nice little burst.
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