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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Woidz

Writing a document chock-full of Latin and UK-based language, then doing the spell check.

Fuuuuuuun.

Currently at 22237 out of 22500 (max cap) words. Not quite the 21500 goal I was aiming for.
However; I am working the spelling and grammar check. That equates to being as done as I am going to be this week.
That means: Do a final read and shoot it upstairs.

Looking forward to reading someone else's work for a while. Clear out the queue, as it were...

-Dave

Monday, September 17, 2012

(Hopefully) Coming 'Round the Bend

Going through that final read-through / rewrite process, from a Storyguides POV. I found 14 'opportunities' with the information flow. Lots of cut and paste stuff, some expansion of text, and a beni in that I can ref one of the non-core books. :)

Hoping to get this part of the job done by the weekend.

Then it is time for a final read-through and to submit!

WOOT!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Redundancy managed.

Redundancy edit complete: 21,991 word count. I can see places that will have to be expanded on 3rd edit, but also places that are waaaay to wordy. Looking forward to what this will turn into by the coming weekend.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Over the Hump

OK. Now I'm at 22,041 words. What is nice about this number is not the NUMBER; rather the WORDS. I'm done. It's a first draft, but I am done. Now the re-writes begin.
My first re-write for this week is to eliminate redundancy. I'm good at repeating myself as I write. It aids in focusing elements of the game / story as I go along. However; now is the time to pull those 'weeds'.
Then I check the word count.
My second re-write will be one of 'trimming fat'. Something should take three words instead of ten, then cut it back to three words.
Then I check the word count.
My third re-write is the 'cold read'. This is where I try to put my mind into the place of someone reading this for the first time and use that mind set to critically expand missing bits and smooth out each section of story flow.
Then I check the word count.
Then I cheer or weep when the word count is all wrong. My end goal: 20,000 words. We'll see.
-Dave

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Too Many Words.

24,000 + words. Need to trim off 4,000 words and I still have writing to do on this nasty thing.
I'll do it. That's not the issue. It's just in the 'doing' that things are going to get drawn out. School starts this week, so I'll have some extra time with an empty house.
Focus. Make it happen.
See you in one week.