January 3, 2007 Fuck, I wish today was comic book day-
A couple of months ago I set a goal: 5000 words a week until the first draft of Picking Up the Ghost was done.
In eight weeks I only made the goal once, last week when there was nothing else to do. And it still took me until Saturday.
But even if I’m not meeting the goal I’m still making more progress than I have since Comic Con. Part two is at 21,000 words and even if I don’t have the whole first draft done by March at the very least it’ll be done by the Summer.
Reading a novel is a lot easier than writing one. And buying one and not reading it is even easier still.
September 21, 2006 Slow (re)Start
I finally put ass to chair and finger to keyboard on part two of Picking Up the Ghost yesterday.
526 words. At this rate I’ll be done in two years.
More ass to chair is needed.
June 5, 2006 408
15,529 words… as of Tuesday.
I’ll let it rest for two weeks before drafting gain. I was so eager to put it out of my mind that I forgot to post.
Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention that I got accepted by UCLA, but I’m not going. At least not yet. I wanna have a few thousand in savings to burn before grad school rather than rack up a few thousand on the credit cards.
May 23, 2006 406
12,666 words. That’s about 50 pages.
Then some dude spilled his drink in my vicinity and I decided it was time to go home.
May 1, 2006 398
Now I have to read the fifteen books I picked up on the Yoruba people and their religion.
April 23, 2006 397
One month in and I’m now at ~8600 words.
This is 34 pages.
This is one third the way to my Comic Con deadline.
This is taking way too long.
I want to get the first draft finished by June, so I’m gonna have to write twice as fast.
I really like what happened to today’s last scene; two characters wrote themselves a few of their own complications.
April 18, 2006 394
Current total: 6233 words
I’ve written a thousand words a day for the last two days, which should be my goal.
March 27, 2006 387
“Why would you want to write a novel when you can buy one for $15?”
Thursday & Friday: Wrote the opening scene; two pages. Then I decided that it wasn’t the right opening scene so I shelved it, I might be able to use it in the third part.
Saturday & Sunday: Wrote over 1600 words that I can use. I’ll be using words as my unit of measure from now on since word processor pages don’t correlate to printed pages, but the rule of thumb says a printed page has an average of 250 words.
~88,400 words to go.