Saturday, January 21, 2012

Here's to Another Thousand

What I'm reading now: Clockwork Prince, by Cassandra Clare

Discovered a little feature in Word 2010 that tells you minutes you've spent editing a document (it's under File, then look all the way over at Properties on the right side of the screen). So I took a look at the time I've spent on my manuscript. I'm not sure how accurate this is, because I might've left it open without working on it or I might've created a new file halfway through, but the current draft has 1,056.75 hours logged against it. And yup, there's still a ton of work to do.

To give you a better idea of what that means, if you worked 8 hours a day straight, no lunch break, no bathroom breaks, and absolutely no weekends off, it would take you 132 days to put 1,056 hours into something. That rivals my husband's Modern Warfare hourage. Scary.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

82,000 words!

What I'm Reading Now: Pirate Latitudes, by Michael Crichton

My rewrite of the ending has led me into new territory - 300 pages and 82,000 words! Woo, I think it took about 400,000+ words to get there, but I'm very happy with the progress. Even better, I read the last hundred pages of the book to Collin on the drive home from Loveland (it took the whole three hours) and my book-avoiding, rolls-eyes-at-fantasy-stuff husband actually admitted he liked it and is helping me clarify a couple things before I send it off to the editor. Of course, he may just be saying that because he's a good hubby. I appreciate it either way.

I hope everyone is having a Happy New Year! I'm very excited for 2012 and can't wait to see what the year will bring. Hope you've made your resolutions... I know what mine is!

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