346 words today…

DebE —  August 10, 2011 — Leave a comment

… thanks to hubby’s hockey practice tonight.

Baby J is transitioning from two to one day sleep, making my day a little more stressful and hectic than it has been in a while. Once we get ourselves sorted, I’m sure it won’t be so bad, but I will be a little shorter on writing time. Ah well, them’s the breaks.

So, two days ago I deleted 194 words. All from the first two chapters, improving them greatly. See, more words doesn’t mean a better piece of writing. Yesterday I added a total off… 1 word. Yeah. It happens.

Most of today’s words will appear in Chapter 3. Yep, I am finally working on one of the scenes I have been wanting to add for a while now. It is slow going. With all the reviewing I’ve been doing lately, I find myself editing heavily even as I type. Each sentence is reviewed as I construct it for the first time. And then it is reread in light of the sentence(s) that follow, and sometimes I can then rewrite again, condensing those sentences into one more well-written one. (Not perfect. Hopefully that will come.) I suppose it is a good thing, but it does disrupt the creative flow a tad. Never mind. I have the story outline noted down, and basic ideas for these scenes noted as well, so creative flow doesn’t always have to be in abundance to make some progress.

Tomorrow we shall see what comes of dropping the morning sleep for a 10.75month-old bubba. Will I find time to write and/or review? I certainly will endeavour to.

Total: 57,099 words. Not too shabby.




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

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