John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

Writing Milestones

Today I started writing new material for the long-discussed Brigid and Greg novel. I didn’t get a lot done, but given the various 16-ton weights the universe has been throwing in my direction all week, I consider it a victory to be getting anything done at all. I had originally been planning to hold on to this project and do it for NaNoWriMo, but I have recently started to feel like I was spinning my wheels and I want to actually move on something.

There are large chunks of the novel (or at least its first draft) scattered among the already-posted Fictionlets. After stitching together all of those, plus what I wrote today, we now have a progress bar that looks something like this:

That assumes a target length of 70,000 words, although I have no idea if I’m going to end up anywhere in that neighborhood. I certainly don’t expect it to be longer, but I also don’t want it to go shorter than 60,000 either. I’m sure as I get further into it, I’ll get a better idea on what the final product will look like.

Tomorrow I intend to do considerably more on it, including a rather important scene that involves the first meeting of Brigid and Uncle Bob. This oughta be good…

-The Gneech

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