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15K in 9 days

Well, a little less than that in nine days, word count wise, if you want to be technical. My story ended up being about 300 words short of the planned 15K, which really isn't bad for me. Normally I run over on stories where I'm shooting for a word count. Way, way over. Save Yourself was about 4000 words too long, which isn't too bad, but Throne of Nightmares was something like 40,000 words over the word count goal, so yeah. 300 words one way or the other ain't bad. I feel like a planning champ.

So I've now attempted to write a murder mystery with a silly twist ending and steampunk elements. This way, I can be awful across several genres. I've never actually written a mystery before, so I have no idea how I've done. Maybe it's horrible and obvious, but I really can't tell because... well, I knew from the start who did it, and why, and how.

For the most part, I'm rather pleased. I got in to a serious writing groove tonight. Maybe I'll start working on that novel project I've been wanting to work on since last year. I think I need a little more new stuff under my belt before I can face doing the extensive rewrites necessary for Save Yourself.

Anyone feel like reading a silly murder mystery?


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Mar. 11th, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
*raises hand* I absolutely feel like reading a silly murder mystery.
Mar. 11th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)
Let me give it a day or two to smooth out the worst of the wrinkles and then I'll send it your way. ^_^
Mar. 11th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
Awesome. My hotmail address is corduroyelephant; I don't think it's visible in my info.
Mar. 11th, 2010 08:55 am (UTC)
I'm always up for reading your fic, and 15'000 words I can probably get through in an evening, or a couple of lunchbreaks. If you can cope with the British English thing...
Mar. 11th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
I think it's more if you can cope with the American English thing. ;) Just so long as you worry about story content and not spelling...
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