Sunday, 30 September 2007

September Check In

Ok, my goal was to write 334 words every day. On 7 days I didn't write at all. On the other 23 days I either wrote less or more. Never quite managed to write about 334 words :)

So the summary would be as follows:


Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
26,004 / 120,000


Zokutou word meter
10,186 / 10,020

Friday, 28 September 2007



Just want to rant a bit...

I had a few scenes planned out and wrote them, connecting them with some of the scenes I've written about a year ago. So far so good.

And now?

Now I feel kind of... dry.

I have another scene planned out, but I wanted to write that next month, when I've finished what I planned for this. But now I'm sitting at work, trying to finish the last scene planned for September (and getting my daily word amount down) and CAN NOT THINK OF A SINGLE THING TO WRITE! *arg!*

I WANT to write! I want to WRITE!

Don't mind me...

Monday, 24 September 2007



I have been too exhausted to do much, and I allowed myself half a day at the shopping mall with my sister, her boyfriend and our cousins, rather than write.

I will get back to it today I hope. I have a few things planned out, I "just2 need to write them.

ETA: I just wrote 988 words. That's not making up for all of the weekend, but since I'm slightly ahead of my plan now, I'll leave it be

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Rubble and Ashes

A book-seller whose blog I follow has posted this:

A customer came to the shop and asked "Do you have the book "Rubble and Ashes"?

In German: "Schutt und Asche". This is a established term in German. In English that would mean something along the lines of "(reduce the city to) rubble and ashes"
So it's kind of understandable that she remembered the phrase, but not the actual title.

The book-seller was able to help out anyway, btw.

The whole point of me posting this is, that I always like to talk about "Diana anecdotes" (I'm a geek, did you notice?), and "A Breath of Snow and Ashes" is my favourite of the series.

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Complaint against God

You wouldn't believe what I just read:

Some politician in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, is trying to enforce an injunction against God, to stop floods and tornados that cause death, destruction, and terror for millions upon millions of people; and because God is the reason for terroristic threats.

I’m shaking my head here...

I’m wondering what Jen has to say about that, as a law student and Lincoln citizen.

Monday, 17 September 2007

Writing-free Weekend

It seems to me that the last weekend has been writing-free for quite a few people - including me.

Haven't written a word, not even thought about writing (Ok, that's not entirely true, I thought about writing, but I didn't know what and didn't have the time anyhow...)
So I'm about 800 words behind (and only 800 because I had been 500 words ahead).
That means I have to write more than 1100 words today, and I don't have the time. Again. But I will have to get something down, because I cannot imagine writing 1500 words tomorrow (no time again; what is it with appointments this week?)

Just wanted to get that out, so I won't think about it anymore and can concentrate on actual writing. Don't mind me.

(Life's what happens between the lines, and more often than not breaks them up.)

ETA: *phew* I just produced 1300 words. That leaves me with 137 for tomorrow. That's doable :)

Wednesday, 12 September 2007


I just browsed the NaNoWriMo site a bit and I am thinking about participating.

It's just... my current WIP will have more than 50,000 words, Part 1 will probably have less.
And starting a new one... I could do the plotting in October and put "Ella" on hold for November (because I don't think I will be able to manage 2000 words a day; heck, I don't know how I will be able to write 1700 a day!)

Anyone else thinking about joining?

Tuesday, 11 September 2007


Although it's been six years now, it's still all we have been talking about at work.

And still cannot comprehend it, if ever...


Okay, an update:

I wanted to write 1670 words in the 5 marathon days and actually got 2532 (and didn't even write on Sunday)

I'm quite pleased with that.

And today I will go over 20K. That's only a sixth of the overall wordcount, but still, that's the first milestone for me.

I finally see some progress and and that's pushing me on. And where I only saw black in the plot and story, there's now some light grey and hopefully it will be all white not too long from now.
While I type away I get new ideas, and I'm already looking forward to working on them.

On another note: Carol talked about going crazy with having another WIP in her mind. And I so can relate. I have 4 (four!!) other WIPs in my mind (two of which will belong to the same universe as "Ella"). But I'm afraid - as Carol said too - that if I work on them also, I will have five uncompleted stories some time in the future and will never be able to finish one of them. So I let them stew and see what will become of them, when I'm at least finished with the first draft of "Ella".

Saturday, 8 September 2007


We have a marathon this week again - hosted by the formidable Claire - over at Compuserve, and I didn't note down my goals for it, but here they are:

- write at least 334 words every day, according to to my monthly goal (see my wordmeter for September, I'm doing very well at the moment)
- get the scenes from 29 August to 9 September into two chapters
- revise those chapters, fill in blanks

This will probably take longer than the duration of the marathon, but I guess it will be doable next week, so by the weekend I will have my first ever two chapters. Yai! :)