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Second "Robin Hood" Update

So, it's been a week. I started writing last Thursday, and I've just knocked off for the evening on this my seventh day of writing the "Robin Hood" novelization. I actually only worked half days on the weekend, but still those days count. My word count stands at just a hair over 25,000. I'm on page 101. (I'd put up one of those word count graphs, but I have no idea how long the book is going to end up.) Never in my life have I written at this pace. I never imagined that I could. And in the interest of full disclosure I should say that I haven't gone back and read any of it. It might really, really suck. But I am getting the work done, working toward that January 4th deadline. I'm not sure yet that I'm going to make it, especially because I plan to take a few days off, starting this weekend, and then again around the holidays, but if I miss it, it won't be by much.

More as it develops.


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Dec. 10th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
Not bad, so far, David. Not bad at all.

Keep up the good work.
Dec. 10th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mark. Sometimes it's a great deal of fun; at others it's a slog. But I guess that's the case with any book. I do think, though, that I need to give myself a day off pretty soon (or maybe a few short days in a row) to stave off burn-out.
Dec. 10th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Congrats! That's great! Knew you could do it!
Dec. 11th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
Thanks, Leah!
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Dec. 11th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
Thanks, Alis. Yeah, it's really a different pace for me. Today I got "only" 3,500 words because I had to knock off early for my daughter's basketball game. And I'm thinking, "Since when is 14 pages an off day...?"
Dec. 11th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
cussing 25k!!!! does someone have to stand beside with a fire extinguisher when you type? ¡en fuego!
Dec. 11th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
Okay, I like that image VERY much. I do feel that I need to repeat here what I've said elsewhere: Yes, it's a lot of words very quickly, but I'm not convinced that what I'm writing is any good. My editor (or the studio) might take one look at it and tell me that I need to start over....
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