Thursday, November 4, 2010

Coming up for air

Whoa, I haven't updated here all week! I've been typing. Er, writing.

I'm 7,500 words into NaNo (well, nearly--something like 7,300), so I'm doing great. Of course, my mom is over 20,000 words, but she's retired and is racing with another retiree, so there's no real way I can compete with her. She's writing short stories with weather themes and plans to go past 50,000 words because she can. I think she's inspired because she sold her first story to Every Day Fiction (still her first story because the market she sold the same story to last year folded before it was published). It'll run on Thanksgiving day!

Anyway, I'm currently working on the steampunk Goldielocks story. It's going extremely well, but it's also going to end up much longer than the limit of 12,000 words. I'm just going where it takes me; once it's done, I can trim it down under 12k if I can; if I can't, I'll call it a novella and see if I can sell it somewhere.

(oh, btw, if you want to buddy me for NaNo, my username is Saanen.)

8 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

7,500 is pretty solid for a week. More than solid.

I envy your word count. :/

K.C. Shaw said...

I want to try for 10,000 words today, if I can do it. I'm really enjoying this Goldielocks story, to my surprise.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Sweet!

K.C. Shaw said...

Not too bad. :)

Cate Gardner said...

Woot!

K.C. Shaw said...

:)

Danielle Ferries said...

Go NaNo. Word count looking good.

K.C. Shaw said...

Not as good as your wordcount, that's for sure!