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I've spent a good chunk of the past four days typing up the remaining chapters of MoulderingBook I'd handwritten — around 18K words in total, which takes me to the 40K overall total, which equates to more-or-less the mid-point of the book.

My fingers are now very tired.

I say it brings me more-or-less to the mid-point, because actually my mid-point should hit at 45K, which was a slight problem until my brain kicked in and I realised I need to write an extra couple of chapters prior to the mid-point so I can:

a) include another interaction between key characters, to develop their relationship and its arc, and

b) enhance my MC's strop to make it more pronounced, and hence make the contrast with what happens at the mid-point more effective.

Love it when my brain works.

I didn't do too much fiddling as I typed all that up, and I think the plan from here is to get writing, writing, writing again while the first 40K is fresh in my head. I'm feeling a need to get the story down on paper where I can see it clearly. Then I can spot where it needs work, and go back to tackle editing and rewriting further down the line.

That's the plan, anyway.

As ever, all terms and conditions are subject to change at the sniff of a writerly whim.

Date: 2015-03-18 10:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I knew you'd be here. ;)

First of al massive congrats on the amount of work achieved. My, what busy bees we are!

My feeling is 'mid-point' is a nice guide (& an incentive.) Lol! We're getting somewhere. I have a busy few days ahead of me so I shall almost certainly be 'fiddling.' Or 'editing' as we also sometimes call it. ;) I can slot it in between the busy - in the cracks - & that ought to clear the decks for the next leg.

May your Muse be with you!

ps: My Island Life icon is getting a right workout today! I still can't see beyond the trees!

Date: 2015-03-18 10:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hello *waves*. And thank you :O) Yes, we are indeed getting somewhere, aren't we. It really feels like it, and it's even better now I can see a bit more clearly where to go from here.

Couldn't see much this morning, mind. Our fog has cleared now, but it really wasn't kidding first thing - magical and mystical. I love it. I love how fog muffles sound.

(Fiddling feels much more like what I do than 'Editing', which is too posh - lol!)

Hope my Massive Missive arrived with you. xxx

Date: 2015-03-18 10:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It most certainly did! (How remiss of me not to mention it.) Thank you!
Watch this space - I'm off to the pool shortly but I'll be replying asap.

(I nearly called it 'posh' but thought you might disapprove. I ought to have known better. ;) (Fediting?)

Just me then...

Date: 2015-03-18 11:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Fediting - lol!

Faffing, Fiddling, Finagling. All sorts of 'F' words!

Hope you have/had a good swim.

No hurry for the Missive reply - look forward to is as and when. xx

Date: 2015-03-18 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
'F' words?! For shame, Jenny, moi? ;)

Lovely swim, thanks - forty lengths!

Date: 2015-03-19 07:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

And lordy, if my fingers were tired after all that typing, I imagine your arms are tired after all that swimming. Either that or you now look like Popeye!

Date: 2015-03-19 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, no wonder your fingers are tired! That's a lot of typing to do in just four days. Good luck with those extra chapters you need to write!

Date: 2015-03-19 07:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm rather amazed I managed to get it all done, but relieved as I'm keen to start making forward progress again. Thanks for the luck ;O)


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