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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Busy, but Progressing

I’ve been a very busy bee lately—free time flies out the window, and work is super hectic this week. The to-do list doesn’t shrink. Surprisingly, however, I’m doing better at my word count for Equist (despite having taken the weekend off. Bad Charlie. I never do that).

I think I’m about half way through the story—if the second half pans out like the first, then the story will be about 10k long. This is a surprise, since I was worried I wouldn’t be able to stay under the 17k limit.

Thanks to my writing group, I have some great ideas for revamping Teague, the protagonist in Weirs. But I shan’t work on that until I finish the first draft of this story. (And then I’ll need alpha readers for it [Equist]. Takers?)


Excerpt a la day:

“If I let go, I’ll see it. I’ll feel it,” she said, a tear running down her cheek. “I need their courage. I can’t face them on my own.”

“Who?”

“The soldiers,” she said, stifling a sob. “I killed them, Lign. More than I can count. I killed equists. I killed humans and horses. I was numb then, but no longer. If I hold this sword, I have the strength of a soldier. I can’t let go. Please don’t make me let go.”

Equist Story

3 comments:

  1. I've been busy too, but with house/nesting stuff. I'm still managing to get at least a little writing done every day though, even if it's in the wee hours of the morning, because I'm (currently) refusing to let life derail me. GOod luck, and I'm glad the writing group is working well.

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  2. I would love to alpha your story. It'll be a whole lot better than this chapter a week thing we do now.

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