Solid 3,000 words today. Jay gave me most of the afternoon to work. Good, good man.
Most of that increase was from importing and revising sections of the first draft to fit the new format. I’m still working at getting back into the rhythm of the story after being gone for a month. It’s harder than I had expected or I might not have let it alone so long.
Also working on a new spreadsheet to solidify the time-line of events (in the actual novel, not the whole world), where multiple things happen within a short time, and making sure that’s logical with travel-times and all.
This draft has been more streamlined than the first, so I am (when I let myself think that far ahead) waffling again on whether the story will be better served as three too-short books (I’m visualizing Spiderwick here) or one long-ish one.
Also, due to the need to polish my first 10-pages for a mss consult coming up, those pages are now (tentatively) available upon request. The tentatively part depends on whether I know you. ;) I’m not yet so confident about it all that I’ll give it to anyone.
E-mail me if you’re interested.
Still hoping to get a few hours of writing in after the kids’ bedtime. My goal is to be back to normal production by the end of the weekend. If I can do that I should still have the first book (or first third of the book) done by the time school starts.