Jarsto's Writing Blog

March 03, 2006

Pretty Steady

I'm not sure of the wordcount because it's on paper, but my production is pretty steady right now. My best guess is that it's somewhere between 300 and 500. I'd like to go higher, but for now a steady pace is good in itself. Really rather boring to blog about, but from the writing point of view I quite like having a solid, dependable pace going on.

March 01, 2006

Less Than Usual Today

I didn't do as much as I would have liked today, or even as much as I'd usually expect to do. I felt I had to stop myself after about three hundred words, because I was sliding towards infodumping a chunk of worldbuilding into the manuscript. I generally believe in just writing the stuff and leaving the editing for later, but there is a limit to how much bad writing I'm willing to put in when I'm certain it will have to come out.

February 28, 2006

Already Asleep

Well I'm just about asleep already anyway. I can barely keep my eyes open to type this. Basically the writing went good today. I did it on paper again, but I'm pretty sure I made the 500 words for the day. Also a lull in the battle, though you might call it a lull between a pair of battles fought between the same enemies, is giving Kevin some time to deal with some of his emotional problems after everything I did to him. That's making it easier to write from his point of view again.

February 27, 2006

Going Low-Tech

For some reason I'm going low-tech these days. Not in the content of the story, that would be next to impossible with sci-fi, but in the writing. I've written on paper only for the past couple of days and today will be no different. As a result I only have estimates and not word-counts, but I wouldn't say the wordcount is suffering.

I also took a slight break from blogging over the last few days, largely because I was away from home. But I will admit that in this area my motivation suffers a little from doing the actual writing low tech for a few days.