Monday, March 29, 2004

Day 4

1 am 34,149
2 am 34,713
3 am 35,461
(break to 5 am)
6 am 36,244
7 am 37,293
(break to 5 pm)
6 pm 38,847
7 pm 40,285
(break to 10 pm)
11 pm 41,632
(break) 8215 for day

Not bad for such an odd day. Things are looking pretty good for the story. The old ideas and the new pieces are melding very well, and though I have had to go back and add in pieces every now and then, it's still going well.

I've had a good few days. It's been fun, too. I haven't had a fun book so far this year, mostly because I keep getting stopped in the work. This little bit of madness has reminded me of what I'm supposed to be doing.

Maybe I should take three days a month to do marathons just for me. I'll have to consider it.

Right now I'm just a few hundred words short of 45,000. I've been trying to make sure I keep an average of 10,000 a day, so getting as much done early as I can helps a lot.

I might get this novel done. It's not going to be particularly long -- I'm now hoping for anything over 60,000 in this draft. And if I do that I'm going to be a very very happy person. This book has plagued me for years. This is my fourth rewrite from scratch, three of them in the last two years. I finally have the story and the words.

I am a happy person.

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