Saturday, February 13, 2010

Eureka [Progress in a Mishappen Shape]


Project: “Forged in Blood”
Present Total Word Count: 10,000
Goal: 100,000 by Mid-April

Percent Reached: 10% [yey, a two digit number]

Things Accomplished in Fiction:

Word count is still miserable as ever. I should’ve been at 20,000 words by now and steaming ahead without a single care in the world. Yeah, no such luck there… But I finally know, I do, honest, what I want and I am getting it. Last night I had a tossing in the bed sheets session, where I tried to fall asleep, but instead I outline the whole novel in my head. In the span of ten minutes I decided where to cut the story, stretched the first half and let the small details I planted grow to a satisfactory plot. I love instant breakthroughs. I am positive about finally getting somewhere. So far my greatest concern is to make my Syringe an interesting character so that she gauges attention, despite being a mass murdering psycho.

Things Accomplished in Real Life:

I have managed not to find a job. I have two spots pending, but because the universe has this thing for sadism, I may wait till time immemorial to hear back. The reasons are beyond, what I can control, so that sucks. I have to start working on this project and I am not in the mood, because real life is not being very kind to my family lately and there is some stress, I cannot shelf away. Otherwise, I am still home, still reading, still writing.

What I am Obsessing About: I know, I know. But it is so good for my abused brain right now. Plus, I never understood, why people slandered it so much. The show is pretty darn good.

Art Spot: This one is called ‘The Hollow Earth’ by Julia Trotti. It leaves me speechless.


Hagelrat said...

that final shot is beautiful. hugs.

Harry Markov said...

Thanks. :) And yeah, it is awesome.