OMG

Oct. 16th, 2008 05:01 am
ivyette: (Hedwig)
I've reached 50,564 words. I'm at the halfway point of that 100,000 word goal I set for myself! Which I think, according to my plans, won't be enough to finish this story. And also I'm not getting to 100,000 by November 23rd, I think. Maybe 75,000? Let's try for that. Reach for the sky, and all that jazz, blah blah.

Well, I feel accomplished, at any rate. It be celebration timez nao.

-5:04 AM

Writing

Aug. 25th, 2008 05:14 am
ivyette: (Hedwig)
-Kylie's "Better The Devil You Know" is good for writer's block. THAT WOMAN IS MY CRACK.
-I slacked off yesterday, so now I have to write 713 words a day until November 23rd :(
-On the plus side, 35,837 words makes me feel awesome. Plus I'm starting to get to plot points I'd only been writing in my head to this point, and I just made up a new one. Whoo!
-I feel like I'm getting sick again. My nose hurts and my cheeks hurt and my throat hurts and the WATER IS STILL IN MY EARS IT HAS BEEN TWO MONTHS PLEASE GOD SEND HELP. I WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO HEAR AGAIN AND THE PRESSURE IS REALLY, REALLY HORRIBLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.
-I want to write under a pseudonym, but I can't pick one.
-Also, I've decided my book will have sequels and I've already planned one out. Maybe I just like punishment.

Time for bed. I'm getting silly.
-5:19 AM

Writing

Aug. 23rd, 2008 05:13 am
ivyette: (Hedwig)
I finally finished converting my first-person draft to third person. Adding that word count (because I changed my mind again and want to use that stuff) to the word counts of my third draft and some drabbles, I've got 34,386 words toward my 100,000 word goal. It still needs so very, very much work, but I feel really good right now- that's more than a third of the way there (right? I am so bad at math).
Still need 65,614. I want to get to 100,000 by my birthday (November 24th) as my gift to myself, which means I have to write... um... 93 days till then, counting today (the 23rd) but not my actual birthday, and 65,614 divided in 93 is... 705.5268817 words a day. I can do 706 words a day, that's nothing! I've had sneezes longer than that!
Right, so false confidence and I are gonna go to bed now, kbye.
-5:21 AM
ivyette: (Liv)
In this entry: Spice Girls, Hair, and Writerly Thoughts.

1. Had another Spice Girls dream the other day, but none today/yesterday (my bizarre sleeping schedule makes these things hard to keep track of).

2. Lately my hair has just been fabulous. FABULOUS. It's so soft and unbelievably shiny, I cannot even tell you. I got some leave-in conditioner (the one for long hair from Herbal Essences, since I am their bitch) since it was on sale for 2 bucks, and I am so happy I did. Even if it stays on my hands for hours, the results are soooooo worth it. It works best when put in wet hair, though. It makes dry hair weird. The scalp must also be avoided during application. And just a little pump makes allllll of this hair fabulous. For all of you people who haven't seen me in... a year...? My hair has definitely gotten longer and fuller. Just to keep you updated on my hair.

3. Because I don't feel accomplished unless I make lists:
A few entries ago I mentioned having to rewrite my book. (I'm calling it a book to make myself feel important. I don't actually believe I can be published)
So far I've gotten 2,322 words out of 27,943 switched over to the proper pronouns (since I'm going back through and deleting all of the personal pronouns and switching them to third person pronouns.) AND THEN I'll have to go back and patch up some sentences that just flow awkwardly.
I've also written 238 words of brand-new stuff. I have to tell you that it's disheartening to be working on this thing and not see the word count go up as I'm switching words from "I" to "she". I know it should be quality over quantity, but watching the word count go steadily upwards has been one of the greatest thrills from this whole endeavor (considering all of my other finished stuff tends to fall below five thousand words). It's also hard not to want to go forward with the story in my head and then ruin everything, because if I get too far in my head and not far enough on paper I'll give up on it. Bleh. I might go in and work some more on the next parts, but then I'll lose the energy I need to redo the rest and bleeeeeh. Writing is hard :(

But I am happy, though. My life just feels wonderful.

-3:15 AM

Writing

Jun. 1st, 2008 05:25 am
ivyette: (Liv)
Using my Liv Tyler icon, because I don't use it enough. Not that it makes any sense, but that's okay.

27,903 words. I'm a slacker.

-5:26 AM

Writing

May. 24th, 2008 11:18 pm
ivyette: (Individual)
25,906. I forgot to mention this last night.

Also, I finally got a new phone. When I went to get it, I was all "I need an upgrade," and VerizonGuy was all "Yes. You really do." Because my phone was four years old. That's like seventy in phone years. So this new one doesn't have a camera or play music or anything, but it's really cute anyway and easily customizable and I can program in my own ringtones, so I'm happy. AND IT FLIPS. That's the most important thing to me.
So I figure now is a good time to ask if anyone's gotten a new phone number in the last... er, two years, so I can program them in.

-11:20 PM

Writing

May. 21st, 2008 05:06 am
ivyette: (Individual)
24,130. I am such a slacker.

-5:08 AM

Writing

May. 19th, 2008 05:53 am
ivyette: (Individual)
23,207. And I am loving it.
-5:53 AM

Writing

May. 17th, 2008 05:13 am
ivyette: (Individual)
20,296, nearly fifty pages.

Sleeeeeeeeeeeep.

-5:15 AM

Writing

May. 16th, 2008 06:10 am
ivyette: (Hedwig)
17,058.

*passes out*
-6:10 AM

Writing

May. 15th, 2008 05:45 am
ivyette: (Hedwig)
Man, I have uninteresting subject titles.

Look, it's a quarter to six in the morning. I should be in bed. But there is MORE STORY LEFT IN ME MUST KEEP WRITING I FINALLY HAVE IDEAS.

I have been writing on and off for like six hours now and I really should just go to bed before the whole thing says "pickles gave my banana heart yes blue purple swing!"

It's a lot like trying not to sneeze. You can stop yourself, but it doesn't feel very good to. My fingers are tired and so am I, though. And I ran out of Kylie hours ago, which should be my clue to just go to bed.
So I'm leaving it at 13,102 words. I know I'm going to regret walking away while there's stuff left to write, but... Goodnight.
-5:48 AM

Writing

May. 13th, 2008 06:05 am
ivyette: (Hedwig)
11,066.
I haven't written in a few days, but I made up for it tonight, I guess.
-6:06 AM

Writing

May. 10th, 2008 05:53 am
ivyette: (Individual)
9,842. Tomorrow it'll be ten thousand, which I think is the most words I've ever written for one story.
Looking back through some of my other attempts at writing, I'm finding some really neat imagery I'll have to recycle into this one.

How do you feel about stuff written in the first person?

-5:56 AM

Writing

May. 8th, 2008 03:48 am
ivyette: (Hedwig)
9,019 words. I'm only doing this so that I actually keep writing. (It makes sense to me, don't worry.)

It seems like a lot, but apparently 9,019 words is only twenty pages. Writing a novel takes foreverrrrrrr, you guys. I'm having fun with it, though. I think I'm rushing things, which is why I always write short stories. It takes me like two lines to describe something and everything always happens very quickly the way I write it. When I write essays I can ramble on forever, but with short stories, things always kind of get to the point quickly. And a longer piece can't be so quick like that. I don't want people to read it and go "Whoa- what the hell just happened?" But then, I can't just stay in one place describing things forever. I dunno. I mean, I think I've already written the first chapter, but it would end up being like 18 pages long. Is that a good length for a chapter? I don't think so. That would only be nine pages in a book. Maybe I don't know how to write. Or maybe I'm just used to reading books with long chapters. I suppose when I'm done writing I can go back and redo the whole thing so it comes out better (because I've planned absolutely nothing, if I plan stuff I never write it). I keep thinking, "Oh, I can add something in there, I can put in more narration," but then I read it the way it is and it just works that way, with no room for more words. I dunno. We'll see what happens.

-3:54 AM

Writing

May. 7th, 2008 05:08 am
ivyette: (Hedwig)
Up to 7,745 now.

-5:09 AM

Word counts

May. 6th, 2008 06:05 am
ivyette: (Individual)
How much I've written so far:

5,573.

My uncle's visiting this week. I hope I'll have enough time to write.

-6:06 AM

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