Sunday, April 22, 2012

one-step, two-step progress

Storyline Two chugs along, slower than I would like. I haven't hit the estimated-halfway-wordcount yet, which disappoints me, and the characters seem to talk an awful lot. And go to the pub to talk more.  Maybe this is wish-fulfilment on my part, since I'm supposed to not drink alcohol or carbonated beverages? They're drinking all the cider I can't have. Now I must infuse those scenes with all my thwarted passion!

I have to remember that my agent told me it doesn't have to be perfect, it's a first draft, and that she will want changes anyways, so a fine polish is not required.
And maybe Storyline Two won' t be 50k in the first draft. Maybe it will be 30k. I wonder how much wordage it needs to balance out the estimated 150k of Storyline One?

As far as actual measurable achievements go, I've frozen three bags of rhubarb and made a big batch of gluten-free cookies (this recipe from Make It Naked blog) for a birthday present. And on Thursday I did 15 real (not girly) pushups, and three sets of 22 crunches. Which is a lot of crunches.
With which I must be content for the moment.


Terri-Lynne said...

Check your spam folder. I ended up in there again, I know it. I posted a comment on the last entry, it showed up, then vanished. SPAMMALATED AGAIN!

Crunches? With your sore tummy?? I do hope this means you're feeling better.

Terri-Lynne said...

I don't know why I can comment from Mozilla but not through AOL. I'll just never understand the internet.

batgirl said...

Yes, feeling much better :) and I've found that exercise (despite all my instincts) does seem to ease up the cramps. Or at least distract me from them.

Neither of these went into the spambox. Maybe Mozilla is the trick?