Rewriting update

I’m going to try to be better about posting again. One of the reasons why I think I can be more consistent about posting is because I am making better progress on the novel. Since WisCon, I’ve worked on the novel almost every day — I’ve only missed one day. I just finished the rewrites of chapter nine, which means I rewrote two chapters this week. I’d like to keep that pace, but I don’t know if I’ll get two chapters done this next week — I’m having a root canal on Thursday afternoon, and I may be out of it for a while. We’ll see.

I just updated my spreadsheet — the total word count is 100734. I’ve supposed only added 300 words since I last did a word count, but I know that many of the existing words were replaced with new ones.

This morning I did a training walk for the 3-day breast cancer walk — 8 miles. Then I came home and wrote. Now (at about 2 PM) I’m going to work for 3-4 hours on the day job. Then I think it’ll be time for flake for a while, don’t you agree?

Hope that everyone is having a great weekend!

Comments (18)

  1. I had my first (an only) root canal this last year. The numbing crud lasted 7 hours. WTF? But it wasn’t nearly as bad as I planned for it to be (being a wimp and terrified of dentists–so much so that my root canal was also only one of two cavities I have had in my life, both occurring at the same time).

    Congrats on the writing. What I wouldn’t do to have mind done . . . But it will be. Come hell or high water. I’m so impressed on the walking. Yay for you!

    Di

    • The root canal went much better than I expected. I’m nicely recovering. The writing continues, and that makes me happy. I didn’t walk today, but I will tomorrow. Best of luck in everything!

  2. I’m the veteran of several root canals – you shouldn’t be out of it more than a day or so. That said, the time will not be fun, but better than the alternative.
    Yay on the writing and walking though! Sounds like a weekend well spent. :-)))
    We just got back from wandering around the big public rose garden and one of the lakes. Now to go mow the lawn before sitting down to a few more hours of feverish writing activity. Have a great week!

    • I’ve had root canals before, and quite honestly, this has been the best one so far. I am a little out of it, but I’m recovering really nicely. I hope I’m going to be able to walk tomorrow.

      Hope you had a great week as well!

  3. Sunday

    Hey! It’s Ilsa. About the root canal: you might want to stay home on Sunday anyways. And maybe just sleep. You’ll heal faster.

    The only reason I say this is that my Mom used to be a nurse practitioner, and she mentioned you should probably rest. Just throwing it out there.

    Plus I might not even come Sunday. If I’m NOT a mess on that day, something’s wrong. So I might stay home and devote the day to thinking about my Dad anyways. I can’t cry well in public and it’s a bad idea to try and distract myself, since I need to deal with it. So yeah, I should probably stay home anyways.

    So don’t come on my account, in any case. 😛 ‘Tis all!

    • Re: Sunday

      I probably will be there on Sunday. I’m feeling much better. I possibly could have walked today, but it would have been pushing it. By tomorrow morning I’ll feel even better.

      Hope that your week has gone well! If I don’t see you tomorrow (Sunday) it will probably be another week or so after that — I will be out of town the weekend of the 23-24. ( is having a birthday party in Portland that I’m driving down to.)

      Take care!

      • Re: Sunday

        Blah. I am sick, and Mom said I shoukd stay home. And she’s right– I am kind of a mess. So I won’t be coming. But have fun anyhow!

  4. Glad to see you here again! Hope the novel’s going well. And go you for the breast cancer walk!

    • It’s good to be here, though I’m not here much during the week — am putting in far too many hours for the day job. But the novel *is* going well, and the walking is so good for me. Take care of yourself!

  5. I had my first (an only) root canal this last year. The numbing crud lasted 7 hours. WTF? But it wasn’t nearly as bad as I planned for it to be (being a wimp and terrified of dentists–so much so that my root canal was also only one of two cavities I have had in my life, both occurring at the same time).

    Congrats on the writing. What I wouldn’t do to have mind done . . . But it will be. Come hell or high water. I’m so impressed on the walking. Yay for you!

    Di

    • The root canal went much better than I expected. I’m nicely recovering. The writing continues, and that makes me happy. I didn’t walk today, but I will tomorrow. Best of luck in everything!

  6. I’m the veteran of several root canals – you shouldn’t be out of it more than a day or so. That said, the time will not be fun, but better than the alternative.
    Yay on the writing and walking though! Sounds like a weekend well spent. :-)))
    We just got back from wandering around the big public rose garden and one of the lakes. Now to go mow the lawn before sitting down to a few more hours of feverish writing activity. Have a great week!

    • I’ve had root canals before, and quite honestly, this has been the best one so far. I am a little out of it, but I’m recovering really nicely. I hope I’m going to be able to walk tomorrow.

      Hope you had a great week as well!

  7. Sunday

    Hey! It’s Ilsa. About the root canal: you might want to stay home on Sunday anyways. And maybe just sleep. You’ll heal faster.

    The only reason I say this is that my Mom used to be a nurse practitioner, and she mentioned you should probably rest. Just throwing it out there.

    Plus I might not even come Sunday. If I’m NOT a mess on that day, something’s wrong. So I might stay home and devote the day to thinking about my Dad anyways. I can’t cry well in public and it’s a bad idea to try and distract myself, since I need to deal with it. So yeah, I should probably stay home anyways.

    So don’t come on my account, in any case. 😛 ‘Tis all!

    • Re: Sunday

      I probably will be there on Sunday. I’m feeling much better. I possibly could have walked today, but it would have been pushing it. By tomorrow morning I’ll feel even better.

      Hope that your week has gone well! If I don’t see you tomorrow (Sunday) it will probably be another week or so after that — I will be out of town the weekend of the 23-24. ( is having a birthday party in Portland that I’m driving down to.)

      Take care!

      • Re: Sunday

        Blah. I am sick, and Mom said I shoukd stay home. And she’s right– I am kind of a mess. So I won’t be coming. But have fun anyhow!

  8. Glad to see you here again! Hope the novel’s going well. And go you for the breast cancer walk!

    • It’s good to be here, though I’m not here much during the week — am putting in far too many hours for the day job. But the novel *is* going well, and the walking is so good for me. Take care of yourself!

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