Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Five thousand words and more!

I wrote 3,300 words yesterday--all longhand, and I just got it typed up this evening. I wrote more longhand today but I don't know how much until I type it up.

So I'm probably 7,500 words in by now and the book is shaping up quite well. It helps that it's going to be short. A 57,000 word fantasy would be considered a long novella, but it's my target length for this book. Yay for short books!

Tomorrow would be a day off work for me, but I said I'd go in to give a test in the afternoon. Even so, I'm sure I can get at least 2,000 words written tomorrow.

10 comments:

BT said...

Your productivity - year round - astounds me!

If I divorce my wife and sell the kids, can I move in with you?

Natalie L. Sin said...

Your ability to write so much longhand fascinates me : )

Danielle Ferries said...

I used to write a lot in longhand but I've gradually moved straight to the computer. Except for ideas of course, they're mostly written into notebooks.

Jeremy Kelly said...

Good work, Kate! Impressive!

Carrie Harris said...

You are rocking the casbah. Which I think means that you're fast and I'm envious.

K.C. Shaw said...

BT--Only if you promise to fix the gazebo, that got destroyed under the weight of snow.

Natalie--I had to stop Tuesday night because my hand was hurting. (That phrase could be taken really wrong, huh?)

Danielle--I mostly write longhand when I want to write but I can't get at a computer. I carry my notebook around like a talisman. :)

Jeremy--Thanks!

Carrie--Well, the proof's in the pudding. Meaning, if I write this and can't even sell it to Harlequin... Well, let's just say I'm gonna need a lot of chocolate. A lot.

Aaron Polson said...

So folks like their romances quick and dirty? (I had to...)

Jamie Eyberg said...

Way to go! My hand would be in a permanent cramp trying to go longhand.

K.C. Shaw said...

Aaron--Oh, honey, you know it. :p

Jamie--My hand was cramping Tuesday night, but fortunately it was okay by morning.

LMEighmy said...

Way to go on the word count! :D I've been doing a little pen and paper writing myself lately. Sometimes it helps kick the muse into gear. :)