January 22nd, 2010


Holy Smokes

I just... I was looking through February of 2008, and I managed 10 chapters of Twin Souls in less than a month's time. They were much shorter chapters then, but... I haven't produced like that nearly all of last year. From July through December of 2009, I wrote 112,000 first draft words that I took the time to, mostly have someone beta and then I posted, which would have been about 200,000 words for the year.

Those first two or three months of 2008 were... incredible. I'm... feeling oddly inadequate now, even though since the beginning of the year, I've done over 20,000 words and I was on a trip for part of that time. I made three changes to my life that seem to be propagating nicely, and have nearly ramped up to the 2000 words a writing day I want to be at when I am writing.

Writing Winter War with incandescens and sophiap has now giving me far less fear of complicated plots. I thought I'd end Twin Souls in that first six months, and now I can see why. I slowed down since. *laughs* And made excuses for myself that were true at the time, but not... real. I have no idea if that makes any sense; but I guess I need to stop with the excuses as well.