racing the deadline

<misses the Zokutou word meter>

1280 words on “And Blow Them at the Moon” today, plus a hundred or two fleshing out the first scene I’d written, for a current total of 2064. I really want to finish this by the end of the month, which is doable if a) I figure out how to get Magrat to learn some but not all of what’s going on and b) the story doesn’t balloon out of control. The idea is to keep it below 10K at all costs, and preferably shorter than that, since the markets for such a length are limited.

Also, I need to figure out what to do with the eclipses. There were two of them, one lunar and one solar, in the weeks leading up to the Gunpowder Plot going kablooey; surely I can come up with something interesting to make out of that.

Will ponder that as I go to sleep. Maybe I’ll wake up with an idea.

0 Responses to “racing the deadline”

  1. nightwolfwriter

    Word count meter

    It’s not quite the same as the Zokutou meter, but this is what I’m using these days. Seems to work fine, just not as elegant as the old one.

    • Marie Brennan

      There are several I could use, but none (that I’ve found) which can show both the wordcount you had before, and your new progress that day.

      • nightwolfwriter

        Agreed, which is why I’m forced to do my “Words for Today” as a separate counter from my “Current Progress” bar.

        Unfortunately, unless Zokutou spontaneously regenerates, I haven’t seen anyone else doing more than the basics.

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