Friday, February 6, 2009

Doing the 5k Strut

I checked my wordcount on Blood and Taxes over lunch--because I knew I'd written a lot yesterday, but I wasn't sure how much--and holy cow! I wrote 5,000 words yesterday! I figure I'll be done with the book within about 10,000 words. I do worry that the main character is awfully passive throughout most of the book, and I'm a little concerned about the pacing, but those are things I can address when I revise. For now: onward!

I got my print version of MindFlights issue #4 yesterday. It's very nice, and you can read my story "Gaming Real Life" on actual paper inside it! There are other stories and some poems in the issue too; I've read several of them, and they're a lot of fun.

11 comments:

Jeremy D Brooks said...

That's a big pile o' letters...

Catherine J Gardner said...

Awesome cover. Even more awesome word count.

K.C. Shaw said...

Jeremy--yeah, I didn't realize I'd gone into overdrive yesterday!

Cate--I love that cover. Apparently the artist sells Christmas cards with that artwork on it too.

Aaron Polson said...

Holy smokes, Batman! I feel good when I crest 1.5K in a day.

Awesome.

K.C. Shaw said...

1.5k is a good solid wordcount. I guess I just hit my groove yesterday or something.

Jamie Eyberg said...

You rock! nice when it sneaks up on you like that.

K.C. Shaw said...

Yeah, I wish I could do that today too. I'm stuck at the moment trying to figure out who hired the hitman and why, though.

Jamie Eyberg said...

it is the butler. It is always the butler. he doesn't need a reason.

K.C. Shaw said...

But...but...there is no butler! Obviously I need to add a butler.

Jameson T. Caine said...

I read the title to this post and thought it said "Doing the 5k Slut." Needless to say, I thought that was a rather inventive name for a story and figured you'd written it for some crime magazine. Just a couple letters off changes everything it seems. LOL

K.C. Shaw said...

Lol, that is an awesome title, you're right! If you ever want to use it, it's yours.