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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


topic: word cheat counting and conversations


went thru and added up all the extra text that i can't use now, but will use later (is this cheating?) and it came up to 42,000 words. great start.

the story is shaping up pretty well. much to add. much to go back over. things to look at. people to kill.

i have found myself explaining things better the second time than the first time in several instances. i will re-read and say: "gee! didn't i explain this before?" and go thru and delete the first part or add the second part into the first. on one occasion, i called it "just a more in-depth look" and kept both parts.

conversations are now easier to write than before. as in the case of screenplay writing, where you have -

jim - dang it (hits hand with hammer)
alphonse - i know! (shows bandaged thumb of his own)

you now have -

"dang it" jim said angrily as the hammer struck his thumb.

surprised and relieved that he was not the only idiot in the room, alphonse held up his thumb to show jim. "i know!"

which is much easier now that i have been away from screenplays for a while.

that's all for now!


p.s. "Proper Capitalization" appears in my book. blogs are a different story.

Sunday, October 13, 2013


working late at night at the old steak n shake.

37,121 words.

i have entered in to a pact with my protagonist.

i do not want him to die and he does not want to die, but he is in a book where he may very well be forced to die.

i hope this turns out to be a false need and he finds a way of escape.

i am rooting for him!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


34,645 words.

going for 100,000 words based upon new research.

1/3 of the way there.

looking good.

plot points built inside of dynamic rising action.

looking good.

at steak 'n shake.

they have a power outlet that i can plug my lap-top into.

ihop does not.

lennys (dennys) does not.

long live steak 'n shake... where they bring you a water with your coffee.

Thursday, October 3, 2013


put in three hours on the book text.

two days ago i put in 12 hours of research.

things are looking good.