Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The grind

Well, didn't get as much writing done as I wanted to today. I did a chapter and a half in my next romance novel. That's moving too slow, for me. I need to to be doing at least 2,000 words a day to have time to get all the tweaks and rewrites and feedback from my writers group. On a good day I'm doing 6,000-8,000. I need to be steaming along at that rate because I keep very little of what I write the first time around, yet I find I need all those words to get to know my characters and their situations. It's the most inefficient way to write that I've ever seen, but it's what works for me.

Tonight was the deadline for Critical Mass. That's my aforementioned writers group. I subbed a story set in the same universe as "The River People". It's 7k and rougher than I'd like, but oh well. I was in Peru for a week and a half this month. I suppose I should cut myself some slack.

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