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The Great Escape

mood: upbeat
workout: lower body; very tiring
treat for the day: a long soak (the gym has a big hot tub) and exfoliation

Today went better than yesterday on the writing front. Don’t be shocked at the word count. I’ve been able to use stuff from my old pre-writing drafts, and I’m not editing as I write, so it’s not as super-polished as drafts of people who revise as they go.

word count page count
previously written 6,247 30
newly written 13,033 65
total 19,280 95

I’m fairly happy with the progress and what I have so far. I think the character motivation, etc. is better explained. I may need to write a couple of new scenes to clarify villain GMC, but I’m going to wait until I’m done with this draft before I make the final determination.

Now on to the life stuff —

Last night, Kuro escaped. Hero Material realized that he was gone when he saw a hamster running around in the living room. (Other hamsters stayed in the cage like good lil rodents!) Kuro found the sunflower seed stash, so he went hog-wild and left piles of empty husks behind him. Furthermore, he managed to climb up the couch and took a bunch of tissue papers to make a nest behind the couch. I know I’m supposed to get mad at him for being a naughty boy, but he’s absolutely precious. Besides how can you scold a hamster who looks at you with such big sparkly eyes? *sigh*

Hero Material and I know how Kuro managed to get out of the cage, so he can’t repeat the experience. I guess that’s punishment enough.

6 comments to “The Great Escape”

  1. May
    · January 6th, 2009 at 11:48 pm · Link

    Jeez. I was just hoping that you were over the hammie mommie phase, but I guess not.

    At this rate, you’re going to finish this before the 19 working days are up.

    19 multiplied by 10 (rounded up) gets you 190k which is practically 2 books.

  2. Kaylee
    · January 7th, 2009 at 5:50 am · Link

    That’s and aweful lot of typing. My fingers hurt just looking at those numbers.

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  3. Nadia Lee
    · January 6th, 2009 at 11:53 pm · Link

    Actually I doubt I can write 10k every day. I think that 3-5k / day is more accurate.

    If I’m done before the 19 working days are up, I’ll give myself one extra day off, then work on the next draft or outline new Nine.

  4. Merrilee Faber
    · January 7th, 2009 at 12:26 pm · Link

    Dear Kuro :) And what about pictures, eh?

  5. Hero Material
    · January 7th, 2009 at 9:23 pm · Link

    That’s right – and I had to retrieve him!

    They don’t call me Hero Material for nothing.

  6. Nadia Lee
    · January 7th, 2009 at 9:20 pm · Link

    Kaylee — LOL. Thanks.

    Merrilee — I posted a baby pic. I don’t have the pic of Kuro running away. He’s as stealthy as a ninja warrior.

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