Daily Archives: March 6, 2008

Hearthcraft Book Update

Total word count, hearthcraft book: 48,104
New words today: 2,329

One wonders how much I could have done if I had not crashed and been useless between one-thirty and three-thirty. Stupid blood sugar. Why have you dropped like a stone the past two days when I’ve been feeding you properly?

A basic purification ritual, smudging and making smudge sticks, and incense today.

Am beginning to see 50K looming, and am now quietly panicking about fitting everything in under 60K. I may end up cutting things out. This is not unusual. The problem is deciding what bits I haven’t yet written that are least important and therefore can be excised without impacting the strength and quality of the book.

This Is Me, Actually Working

A thousand words before lunch. Well, before noon, anyway; I had leftover homemade pizza around eleven this morning.

This is a Good Start to a Good Day. Even if it all goes downhill from here, I have a thousand new words.

I worked one fifteen-minute set, then went directly into another timed quarter-hour because I didn’t want to lose my train of thought. The I took a break to put a load of laundry in, worked through the third official timed quarter-hour, and kept going when it ended to finish up the section. Fifteen minute blocks are easy. Ten minutes is too short, a half-hour is too long, but fifteen minutes… Why didn’t I start doing this ages ago?