Sunday, August 7, 2011


I finished Misfits tonight. It's just under 86,000 words. That's a lot more than I intended, but I'm sure I can cut 5,000 words easily and probably 10,000 words if necessary.

I like it. It's not perfect, and I want to set it aside for a while to ripen while I work on other things, but I like it. And it's done. I've written 86k words in about two months. Not NaNoWriMo speed, but not bad--especially considering most of it was written while I sat by my mom's hospital bed.

Next I have to finish Bloodhound, although I've got edits still pending that have got to be done first. The problem with edits is that I have to do them at my desktop, and I don't have a lot of desktop time under ordinary circumstances. I'll just have to grab half an hour here and there instead of trying to work on the edits in big chunks of time. Maybe that'll make them easier, actually.


Paula RC said...

Keep going girl you'll get there in the end.
Hope your Mum is feeling a lot better. Best wishes to you both.

Cate Gardner said...

Congrats on finishing Misfits.

K.C. Shaw said...

Jarmara--Thanks! Weird to think that I have nothing to do but take care of Mom but no time to do anything else.


Danielle Birch said...

Woot! Well done.

Carrie Harris said...

WOO! Rock on with your high word county self! *does happy dance*

K.C. Shaw said...

It is a pretty darn spiffy wordcount, if I do say so myself.