is off to a good start. I was a little worried, because by last night I was already running two days late on my writing. However, a good afternoon's worth of writing today has me mostly back on track.
The really good news: Beyond the Pale
has officially reached the 200,000 word mark today! To celebrate, here is a gold-coloured word meter:
Today's wordcount on BTP: 3,844 words
Two instalments will be going up tonight (after I post this), and with any luck two more will go up tomorrow. After that, we shall see.
I also wrote a little under 1,000 words for forthright
's prompt in my regular LJ a couple of weeks ago. It currently stands at 3,072 words, and I think I'm about halfway done. I'm having a lot of trouble with it, unfortunately (sorry for the delay, forthright
!), because I'd like it to be self-contained, by which I mean I'd like anyone to be able to read it and derive enjoyment out of it without needing a giant infodump. Unfortunately, there's an entire campaign's worth of background information that needs to be explained (maybe even two campaigns) and encapsulated for anything to make sense. I'm also still struggling with my focal character, because he was an NPC and I don't really get what makes him tick. Gah. All very frustrating. I may end up starting over again, simply because I'm really not happy with how it's turning out.
It's not too late to provide me with a prompt, by the way! Just go to this entry
and post your very own prompt! I will get to it eventually, I promise. Or you could even post the prompt here. I will receive it either way.
So nearly 5,000 words today. Reminds me of last year's NaNo. Good times all around.