Weekend Wednesday | The Bookmaker’s Note 4/21/21

Writing log: TBN + 385 words

Weekend Wednesday, ‘man. It was a good one. Didn’t do a whole lot of writing, got a little chunk of editing done though. OTR still isn’t quite drafted, yesterday I left off at what I think will be the last subchapter of the last chapter. It snuck up on me. I thought the last chapter would be longer but I’m at about 3,000 words with it and we’ve come to the last scene already. After that is the epilogue, and then the story is done. On to the next. I think that’s why I was so hesitant to do it today, I didn’t want it to come to an end because usually when I finish writing a long thing I don’t write for a while because I force myself to edit all day every day until the project is complete. But I’m not going to do that anymore, I’m’a keep writing other stuff and take a little more time with the editing. Focus more on the editing on Wednesdays and Sundays, I think.

Yeah, ‘man. That’s where we’re at today. Progress was made, but not a whole lot. And that’s okay. I got some work done, OTR is more complete now than it was twenty-four hours ago. The draft of OTR, including the flash fiction anthology I’m hiding in the back of the book, is currently at 99,400ish words. I don’t know how much longer the last scene is going to be nor do I know how long the epilogue will be, but I think it’s fair to say it’s going to hit 100,000 words. I’m nerdily excited, I haven’t put out an 8.5 x 5.5 book since Convenient Incidents. I alter the size of my books based on word count, I have a whole formatting cheat sheet written up. I get so fucking technical with my shit. I’m far from perfect but god damn do I try, you motherless fucks.

The word count was low today, but that’s all right. I’m just a ‘man. I’m changing the question: instead of What’s your daily word goal? I now wish to know how many words you wrote today. Especially if it’s more than me. Give me the inspiration.

If you’re there, hypothetical reader, thank you for being there. From this day on, we move forever forward~

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