Hmmm

I always find it difficult to measure progress when I’m not tracking word count. I’ve only added 1100 words or so in the rewrite this past week. I’ve changed a bunch of words though. Plus, I’m 2/5ths of the way through — that is, I’m right around page 200 of a 500 page draft in terms of going through my critiques. There might be some additional work that I’ll need to do at the start, but it won’t be much. That first 200 pages or so is very, *very* close to finished.

The last 300 words or so will require some work. There is one scene that I’m adding (which I already wrote a lot of for chapter two of the second novel, only to realize that no, it really does belong in the first novel.) There is one scene that I’m still debating on deleting, which would require additional rewriting. We’ll see what I decide when I get there.

In other news, I didn’t walk this morning. It was pouring rain when I woke up and I decided I needed sleep more than training in the rain. I went back to bed until 10 AM — sheer heaven and completely unknown for me. While I’m glad I’m doing the walk this year, I sincerely doubt I’ll ever do it again. The training requires more time than I’m willing to give, it’s taking away too much time from the writing. If I hadn’t been putting in so many miles over the past two weekends, that is, had two more days for working on the novel, who knows? I might be 4/5ths of the way through by now. *sigh*

Speaking of the walk — I’m getting scared about the donations. Please — if you were thinking about sponsoring me, do it soon. I still have a ton of money to raise. You can sponsor me here.

I was irresponsible tonight. Instead of doing my bills (and the co-op’s bills) I went to see “The Bourne Supremacy.” The way it was filmed was too jittery for me in some parts, but I still enjoyed it. There was a guy sitting next to me who kept adjusting himself. I deliberately didn’t finish half my drink because I decided that if he was going to do something inappropriate I wanted to have something to dump on him. Fortunate for him, he never seemed to get up the nerve to whip it out — just seemed to be fondling himself through his pants every time I looked over (which I tried not to do.) Ah — the joys of being a single woman in the city.

I was also irresponsible yesterday and spent a lot of time going back through the msscribe story. She reappeared recently, with another faux apology, basically saying that “It was the nanny’s fault, and we were such n00bs, how could we know anyone would take it so seriously! It’s just the internets. We did it for the LOLZ.” All I keep thinking is that this woman has no empathy. Other people just aren’t real to her. I mean, it’s okay for her to be upset by being trolled, but why would other people take such offense? Then she showed up on page 11 of comments in the fandom_wank report, making what I believe was a sincere apology. It was the first and only time I believed her when she said she was sorry. She wasn’t snarky, she wasn’t blaming anyone but herself. Later, she posted yet another apology on her LJ — it was closer to being sincere then the previous one she’d posted, but the shields had been raised and the snark had returned. She’s deleted all her LJs — but I doubt she’s gone. She’s probably just opened up shop somewhere else. I really hope that she continues to stay out of fandom, as she had been. I find her a fascinating character. I’m really thinking about basing one of the villains of the next novel on her. Charming, funny, charismatic, and with zero empathy. Calling her Scribe or even Dizzle would be too much of a giveaway, though, wouldn’t it? I’ll think of something.

Comments (8)

  1. I started getting sucked into the f_w thread where she was replying to almost every comment last night and had to make myself stop or else I was never going to get to bed. 🙂 It truly is fascinating, in a trainwreck sort of way.

    • It is fascinating, and sad, and I hope she finally gets a clue. I suspect she won’t, not ever, and her life is going to continue to be a complete train wreck. But possibly it won’t be so public.

  2. I started getting sucked into the f_w thread where she was replying to almost every comment last night and had to make myself stop or else I was never going to get to bed. 🙂 It truly is fascinating, in a trainwreck sort of way.

    • It is fascinating, and sad, and I hope she finally gets a clue. I suspect she won’t, not ever, and her life is going to continue to be a complete train wreck. But possibly it won’t be so public.

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