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Saturday's Word Count:
1533 (complete Real Words draft of "New-Made Honor" for the Leviathan fandom); 4642 (complete typescript draft of True Callings, c. 1)
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Getting the rest of True Callings, chapter 1, into typescript has reinvigorated my interest in the thing. I keep rediscovering that the secret of being a writer is to write. :-)
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Title: True Callings
Fandom: Dark Oracle
Character(s): Everyone, eventually
Pairing(s): Canon 'ships (including unresolved Cally/Omen and equally unresolved Cally/Emmett)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2091 (this chapter)
Warnings: Set post-series.
A/N: Welcome to the interim results of my massive effort of discipline: a novel-length first episode of the third season of Dark Oracle that never was. I have it completely plotted out in ten chapters, a prologue, an epilogue and a coda, and I will always be one completed draft chapter ahead of anything I post. Nevertheless, I can't promise that my energy won't flag before I manage to finish this monster. You have been warned. Concrit welcomed with a set of lockpicks.



      When the key turned in the lock of his cell door, the young man seated on the floor against the opposite wall merely tilted his head back to observe what followed. He was tired, for one thing, his body still aching from the beating, magical and physical, he'd taken upon capture. For another, he was damned if he'd give his jailers any sign they could construe as respect or fear. His ribs might be bruised, but his pride was intact.

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nebroadwe: Write write write edit edit edit edit edit & post. (Writer)
Friday's Word Count:
0 (c. 1, draft)
Saturday's Word Count:
520 (c. 1, draft)
Sunday's Word Count:
1600 (c. 1, draft, completed)
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Week six word counts are all zilch, again -- nothing but backbone for chapter 2, pieced out as I walk to the trolley stop in the morning. At least chapter 1 has a complete draft at last! This has been one of the busiest weeks of my life, but (thank goodness!) it's almost over. I fully intend to get back on a regular schedule in the coming week [/militantly creative].
nebroadwe: Write write write edit edit edit edit edit & post. (Writer)
Friday's Word Count:
0 (c. 1, draft)
Saturday's Word Count:
0 (c. 1, draft)
Sunday's Word Count:
175 (c. 1, draft)
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Week five word counts are all zilch, again -- nothing but backbone for scene 4, but thankfully I've got a complete outline now. I'm beginning to feel like Jane Austen, snatching moments to write in between the duties imposed by society. What the person sitting next to me on the trolley every morning thinks I'm about is beyond me, really.
nebroadwe: Write write write edit edit edit edit edit & post. (Writer)
Friday's Word Count:
0 (c. 1, draft)
Saturday's Word Count:
599 (c. 1, draft)
Sunday's Word Count:
12 (c. 1, draft); 1212 (draft of a Legend of Korra story, tentatively titled "Keeping Up Appearances")
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Week four word counts are easy: zilch. I've been backboning scene 4 all week, trying to get it to gel, and I think it's finally starting to come together. Hopefully today will see some actual verbiage produced.
nebroadwe: Write write write edit edit edit edit edit & post. (Writer)
Monday's Word Count:
124 (c. 1, draft)
Tuesday's Word Count:
174 (c. 1, draft)
Wednesday's Word Count:
140 (c. 1, draft)
Thursday's Word Count:
31 (c. 1, draft)
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This last scene of chapter 1 has decided to give me trouble. Bah, humbug. I persevere.
nebroadwe: Write write write edit edit edit edit edit & post. (Writer)
Friday's Word Count:
202 (c. 1, draft, plus 1 page of backbone [not counted] for the dream sequence from c. 2)
Saturday's Word Count:
0 (c. 1, draft, plus two pages of backbone [not counted] for c. 1, sc. 3 and a complete dialogue backbone [not counted] for a Legend of Korra shortfic, tentatively titled "Keeping Up Appearances")
Sunday's Word Count:
1255 (c. 1, draft); 100 (draft of a Dark Oracle drabble, tentatively titled "Disprized Love")
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This weekend's work brings me to the end of scene three of four in chapter one. Backboning things out first does seem to help me keep the exposition down -- I've pushed a lot of stuff off into future chapters rather than dump it all here, which can only help.
nebroadwe: Write write write edit edit edit edit edit & post. (Writer)
Monday's Word Count:
336 (c. 1, draft)
Tuesday's Word Count:
24 (c. 1, draft)
Wednesday's Word Count:
236 (c. 1, draft)
Thursday's Word Count:
372 (c. 1, draft)
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Bit of a slog through here -- lots of blocking and extreme amounts of exposition. This scene is going to be much drafty-er than the ones that preceded it. Still, soldiering on ...
nebroadwe: Write write write edit edit edit edit edit & post. (Writer)
Friday's Word Count:
84 (c. 1, draft)
Saturday's Word Count:
441 (c. 1, draft)
Sunday's Word Count:
949 (c. 1, draft)
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This weekend's work brings me to the end of scene two of four in chapter one. Halfway home! (In a sense ...)
nebroadwe: Write write write edit edit edit edit edit & post. (Writer)
Wednesday's Word Count:
21 (c. 1, draft)
Thursday's Word Count:
328 (c. 1, draft)
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