Writing Time: Everlasting #31, Science Future #0

by on May.10, 2011, under Articles, Writing, Writing Group, Writing Updates

Writing Time

So things are changing. Likely. I’m changing up the format for Everlasting to incorporate a new writing project I’ll be pursuing called Science Future. More on that below. So this article is now called Writing Time and will cover Everlasting, Science Future, and anything I do with the Anomalous Writing group, plus any other writing projects I start, including stuff from Ruminant Productions.

Everlasting Update

Draft Word Count: 81,806 (Delta: +947[7])

Very close to meeting my word count last week. I actually seem to remember hitting it. Or maybe I just hit the end of the scene I was writing because I did do a bit of Anomalous Writing upkeep.  Today won’t see an improvement in word count as I am doing a management day as I need to leave an hour early. Instead I’ll be focused on one of my new writing projects, Science Future. I’ll explain that in a second.

I need to get into the habit of writing outside of writing sessions as I think my writing time is about to get sucked up by Science Future and Ruminant Productions. We’ll see. I need to finish this draft however. With my outline better fleshed out it is definitely easier to write these last few sections, even if I don’t like what I am writing. The urge to edit lately has been huge. And procrastinate. Ugh. Even writing this post is a form of procrastination. I am, right now, looking forward to just ending this novel and starting something new, be it a new idea or just a short story in the world.

Everlasting Stats

[spoiler show=”Click to show current Everlasting Stats”]The following stats are a little off because I started writing before I finished this post so they represent a few extra words than last time.

Glossary: 1,473 Words (Delta +0)
World Setting: 9,894 Words (Delta +0)
Character Information: 5,821 Words (Delta +5)
Current Outline: 10,451 Words (Delta +0)
Draft:  81,806 Words (Delta: +947)
Grand Total: 109,445 Words (Delta +952)

Rightly creative![/spoiler]

Anomalous Writing Update

I got feedback on my achievements idea! Yay! I did a bit of working on this over the weekend, cleaning up some of the ideas a bit more. Still having problems with the idea of incentives. Incentives should be positive, and something the group can’t do regularly. This leaves out food ideas, since we tend to meet at a food place. I don’t want to do incentives that allow members to do things they can already do but shouldn’t (such as editing, or moving on to other works). Maybe I can come up with stuff like that and make it a voluntary ‘hardcore’ mode of some kind, for those who need outside structure to keep themselves from editing or keep motivated just to write and want to do it that way.

Still looking forward to writing more achievements. Here is a current set of what I am thinking of:

[spoiler show=”Show the achievements”]Finished your first draft of your first novel.
Finished your first draft of your first short story
Finished the first draft of your first flash fiction.
Finished the final draft of your first novel.
Finished the final draft of your first short story.
Finished the final draft of your first flash fiction.
Finished a draft of a story. Must have finished at least one story.
Finished a story ready for submission. Must have finished at least one story.
I Killed My Darling!
Removed a particularly good piece of writing that just didn’t work in your novel.
Sir Author, In the Study, With the Writing Pen
Finished writing a mystery story.
We completed… The Quest!
Finished writing an adventure story.[/spoiler]

Science Future Update

So I don’t think I mentioned but awhile back I saw a notice that a podcast I listen to regularly, EscapePod, was looking for people to blog for them. Since I blog here somewhat regularly, even with content that isn’t just my own personal thoughts or repeats of YouTube links (sometimes, anyway) I decided to email and try for it. After some back and forth I wrote up two articles working on the premise that I could link current on-going science with science fiction, since EscapePod is a podcast of short science-fiction. The editor likes it with some minor changes, so I’ll be trying to do this regularly. I’m going to be aiming for a twice monthly article on the site, which, assuming they give me permission, I will link to here so you know when it goes live.

So yeah. Wish me luck! I’ll likely be devoting some Anomalous time to these articles so expect Everlasting to slow down.

Flying creative!

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