Production Blog 3/9 · 9:57am
Oh, look, it's Sunday, blahblahblah. Also, I'm totally sick right now, so let's just get to it.
5,275 words drafted (GDocs word count) finished length.
This chapter was just a bastard to write. I wrote something every day for it, but not nearly as much as my usual output. Part of that's just the fact that I've been under the weather, the other part is it was a fucker that fought with me. It is, at least, all the way drafted now and pretty close to my estimation, so yay!
I mentioned last week thinking about finishing drafting Room all the way before posting, and I think I am in fact going to do that. All the comments on the subject were people for the idea, and it works better for me to have that little carrot dangling at the end of the road, as evidenced by...
2,018 words drafted (MSWord word count) out of 6,000 (estimated finished length).
This one's writing a little faster than 10, which is good, though being ill is cutting things down a little bit. I'm doing a bit of guessing on that length again (if you haven't thought about it or noticed, I aim for chapters of Room to consist of one to three scenes somewhere between 4.5-7k words total), but it feels like it's in the ballpark of what's left to go on it. This is the penultimate chapter and it's at all the exciting stuff. If I get over my cold quickly, I can see the rest of this story flying onto the page. As is, I'm just sort of poking at it when my head is clear and I'm not wasting time on youtube (halp, I'm running out of Game Grumps to watch). I can see the end in sight and I'm getting excited to reach it. It'll be nice to have another novel under my belt.
So not much exciting this week, other than blegh and some progress. Hopefully next week will be a full speed week for me. I'm looking at 10k to 15k words left on the whole enchilada for Room, so there's a slim possibility next Sunday will be the last time it shows up in a production blog.