Catch Up

Here I am falling behind already. sigh. Well, Wayback revision is flying along. I am not close to where I stopped earlier but I am getting there. And I like this way better I think.

Predictable World is still in its little cubby hole. I suppose it will stay there for a while.

What else? Oh, Ryan’s story is a success. I have let my new friend Lorn read it and what I have heard is that Ryan liked it too.

I recently managed to edit 92 pages, which is the entire Beginning of Wayback. I sent the first 30 pps off to Melissa to edit.

WordCounts are:

  • Beginning – 42350
  • Middle – 15937
  • Notes – 225
  • WorldBuilding – 247
  • 2YN – 811

Which puts Wayback novel at 58287.

In Real Life, everything else is going okay I guess.

Reverse Works

Lets see. I am doing much better with Wayback. The backing up and starting over is doing what I hoped it would. The prophecy part is gone, and instead its an archeological mystery of sorts I guess.

My word count is going great. Wayback is in like, three different files, perhaps even four. I have to try and remember which one is the current one. Oy.

  • Wayback BeginningTT (Take Two) is 42,031.
  • NotesTT is 52.
  • WorldBuilding is 149.

I am meeting my goal of 500 a day easily. So far the smallest day I have had is today at 1896. I am doing wonderfully on the Dare.

In real life, not much is going on. All of my appts and the like are starting back up this week. Oh goody. PT, counselor, and pain doc are all this week.

After the holiday

Well, sigh, Wayback is coming to a screeching halt and slamming into reverse. I am starting it over, reusing a lot of it, but for the most part, a lot of it is changing. Whoopie.

Meanwhile, Christmas is over. I sent my nephew and neice a short story each. Haven’t heard what they thought of it though. I will post it here.

I have set a goal of 500 words a day. The Dare I have signed up for is 1000 words a day. So I figure if I at least get the 500, I can catch up on good days.

Copyright Laws

I have recently learned about the copyright laws and what is considered ‘published’. Appearantly, if I were to submit Wayback or Predictable World, publishers do not like it if part or all of the material has ever been ‘publicly published’. Putting the material on a website is considered being public. So, I have had to remove all of my excerpts/snippets so that someday I can say, yes but only for 4 days.

Weird Wayback

I have really taken off on the middle section of Wayback. Its going in some weird directions. Sometimes I look back at what I just wrote and think, “Where the hell did that come from?” The middle went from a bit thrown in so I could remember my thoughts to the huge thing it is now.

As of about 9pm today: 24,734

Some of the direction it seems to be going in is weird. But I am going to go with it and settle it in the edit.I have focused almost solely on the Searching Pack and have not jumped to anyone else. I have jumped within the Searching Pack scenes tho and it doesn’t feel too awkward. Did I mention it was going kinda weird?

In Real Life – it snowed starting yesterday afternoon and most of today. Its the heavy wet stuff. Its been snowing most of tonight too and they just upped the winter storm warning until in the morning. Lorna has to work tomorrow. I hate that.

Word Counts

Almost midnight. I will be going to bed soon. (?)

Word Counts:

  • Wayback Part 1 – 48243
  • Middle – 13116
  • Ending – 5812
  • Outline – 802
  • Notes – 692

Not bad considering early today the Middle was just over 5000!!

Editing Wayback

I have FINALLY completed editing the first part of Wayback. Its word count is 48,242. Never did I think I would actually get a single thing with that many words. So, you think ‘Hey, that’s pretty good! When will it be published?’ And I would say ‘HA!’

At only 48K, the first part would only be a Novella. To be considered a Novel, it would need to be a minimum of 50K up to 110K. The understanding, however, is that anything under 70,000 is not big enough to be a novel. Check out this page on the Fiction Factor site for more information.

With the Wayback Part 1 at 48,242; Middle at a mere 5226; and the Ending at just 5812: I still have a way to go yet with a total of 59,280 words. My aim is to get to a minimum of 80K. That means the Middle will need to get at the least another 20K to get me there. I don’t expect the Ending to get much bigger.

Meanwhile I have signed up for that 2yr project. The writing for it won’t really start until about June so perhaps by then…

In Real Life, we had a dusting of snow this morning. Of course, its all gone now. I didn’t have any appts for today and already took care of the one for Thursday. Friday I have PT again. What a boring life I have! I need to mention that I am surrounded by 6 napping dogs. At least they don’t snore!