November 9th, 2005


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I've read six YA/older MG books in the last two weeks--at some point I promise to comment on them!

Just shy of 2000 words on In Memory Of yesterday, 1000 so far today. Behold the shiny progress bar:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
7,500 / 60,000

I'm estimating a final word count of 60,000 mostly because, well, I'm only just over 10% done and I've already added, like, 3000 over the earlier draft. Could end up longer. Doubt it will be any shorter. The goal right now is to catch up with the 1000 words per day goal (I started Nov 1, so I should have 9000 by the end of today. Theoretically.) Should be able to manage that by Friday.

I really wanted to get this done in a month, mostly because I'd really like to get crits and rewrite and revise and have a final draft done well before the Britain trip in May, so I can query before the trip and hopefully get the responses before the trip, too. 'Cause otherwise I will spend the entire trip fretting that some agent may have asked for sample chapters/the full manuscript and I'm not there to send it.

As if they will notice if it takes a couple of weeks to get there. But anyway. I don't think it's going to be done before December. Ah well.

Back to the laptop.