Boring writing stats

29 critiques on Critters last week for my catharsis story. Goodness. Usually I expect around twenty. But the re-write’s done, and it’s out the door. Got a really good suggestion from a semi-regular critiquer. Love it when I get such excellent advice.

My S&S story is currently up now. Only four crits so far, but it’s only Thursday. I’m very dissatisfied with that one. I think it’s in the roughest shape of anything I’ve ever thrown to the masses. The prose in the beginning is pretty labored. A substantial overhaul will be necessary. Interesting to see what will come out after I get all the feedback in. Surprisingly, it’s gotten a fairly positive reception so far. But then again, it’s still early in the week.

And finally, drum-roll please, I’ve started on the novel. Really started on it and not just dicking around with it. Wow. 5000 words in. At this word count in a short story I’d be either winding it up, or at the very least well past the midpoint. And here I’m still only in the buildup and will be for a while yet. It’s a whole different world.

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6 Responses to Boring writing stats

  1. prosewitch says:

    Doh…I keep seeing your name in the Critters weekly list and not having time to critique your stories. Maybe I can fit one in over Thanksgiving break or something. =)

  2. katen says:

    Heh, I’m 34,000 words in and still ramping up the plot. I am beginning to wonder if I haven’t included some bits here and there that I don’t absolutely need. But that’s what first drafts are for.

    Good luck with the endeavor. 😉

  3. oracne says:

    I am thinking, very tentatively, of getting back to my fantasy novel draft. It’s been so long since I started that I’ve learned to see more and more flaws, but I think I need to get back to it anyway.

    Not sure if I will do my WWI story rewrite first or not. I think it will depend on my mood about the holiday season.

  4. 5,000 words, wow!! I’d be lucky if I can get in 500 words there in one writing.

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