Two okay days

Magocracy second draft updates for 17-12-08

So I got a thousand words done on the morning of the 17th of December. An okay session – I’ve had some trouble with oversleeping lately however, and a side of me wonders if it might be a little self sabotage.


Magocracy second draft updates for 18-12-08

And another thousand down today. This is a little different, as I didn’t do a morning session – I didn’t have time due to overlseeping. Instead I wrote about three hundred words at 4pm and another seven hundred in the evening after 10pm – these seem to be my auxiliary prose writing times, which is interesting.

And we’re back!

Hooray! There was some brief downtime today when I tried to update this blog via Fantastico to WP 2.6.5. This was caused by the fact that I monkeyed around with it a while ago and moved all my blogs here there and everywhere (Daily Flash Fiction used to be on the root at this server, but then I moved this one here and all the databases are back to front). We appear to be functioning normally now, however. So yay.

Two days of updates!

15th December 2008:

Magocracy draft 2 wordcount for 15th December 2008

So yeah, I forgot to take pictures before closing the window the first time, and so lost my session progress. It was at a thousand words when I finished, though: look I have proof and everything!

Magocracy word count for 15-12-08, image 2

That’s from a fresh chapter.

Unfortunately I forgot to make the blog post when I got home. But here’s a fresh one, up to date from this morning:

Magocracy word count for 16-12-08

Except this time Scrivener actually crashed on me halfway through – I think it may be something to do with using the ‘Append selection to document’ command and then trying to expand binder items while the command’s still running. Oh well, thanks to Scivener’s handy-dandy autosave I only lost the appended text, not the original stuff I had written.

Anyway, I’d written about three hundred words and thirty before the crash, and I’ve edited the session target to account for this. It’s still not a great result though – about 600 words probably all told, which is well below my normal requirement. My daily wordcounts have been going down quite markedly of late, as has my self discipline – I think it has something to do with starting a project, especially since it’s a second draft, so I’m rewriting a lot of stuff I’ve already written (though with enough changes to warrant a rewrite instead of a straight copy-paste). Oh well.


Magocracy progress for 14th December 2008 - 3,337 of 100,000 wordsActually, not really, since I started on this back on Friday. But this is the first decent full session I’ve had on the novel, so hooray!

Magocracy is a fantasy thriller. It will involve several explosions and lots of people running away from other, more shadowy looking people. I’ve already written a first draft, but I’m blogging the second draft progress. You should see updates on this blog every day. If you do not, kindly kick me in the balls in the comments.

Progress is below, via the absolutely wonderful Scrivener Targets window.

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Architect Secretly Builds Epic Scavenger Hunt into NYC Apartment

Eric Clough “…secretly built an incredible scavenger hunt into a $8.5-million, 4,200-square-foot Park Avenue apartment that included ciphers, riddles, poems and a lot of hidden doors and compartments.”

Which is totally freaking cool.