Daily Archives: August 9, 2006

ESTC Update

Total words, ESTC: 8,054
Total words today: 1,707

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
8,063 / 50,000

Yes, of course I’m having a mild panic attack at the thought of being almost a fifth done, why do you ask?

I had forgotten the joy of typing information into the bibliography when my brain temporarily runs dry. It has to get done at some point, it keeps me typing and looking at books, and has the added bonus of increasing word count.

For the first time while writing a contracted book, I’m not writing directly in the master document. I open a new document file and type the day’s work into it, then copy and paste it into the master at the end of the day. I like it: it frees me up to write whatever I need or want to write without wondering if it’s in the right place, or without being afraid of the permanence of it. I also save the daily file in another folder, so if I need to go back it’s there.

I finally finished reading the contracts and sent them back this morning.

And look, I have enough time before I have to fetch the boy to go lie down on the floor and try to straighten my lower back. It’s really been aching this past week. Perhaps I shall read some more of Son of a Witch as well. Also, I do believe there’s a frozen Mars Bar in my immediate future.

Pleasant weather we’re having.