Jan
17
2019
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Frozen Dreams Working Draft Process, Day Seventeen: 21 Chapters / 48,786 words.

Going to have to add two scenes to Frozen Dreams; one tomorrow, and the other… maybe tomorrow, too.  Needed to put more into a particular character, and there’s a location that I never had the good guys visit.  If it was up to them they probably would, although they probably shouldn’t.

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Jan
16
2019
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Frozen Dreams Working Draft Process, Day Sixteen: 20 Chapters / 46,874 words.

Easy one today; nothing really needed to be added.  But there’s at least one scene that needs to be added, probably tomorrow.  Still.  We’re close to the end of the rough draft to Frozen Dreams. (more…)

Jan
15
2019
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Frozen Dreams Working Draft Process, Day Fifteen: 19 Chapters / 44,524 words.

Had to add more connective tissue to Frozen Dreams.  We’re still on track for 60K words, hey! Was expecting it to be more of a problem.

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Here’s something that the Lore doesn’t tell you. Interrogations are boring. Exorcisms are boring. Combinations of both are boring. That’s because they’re run by cops and lawyers, and that crowd just loves boring stories where they already know what the ending is. If something new comes up at one of these things, somebody’s screwed up somewhere.

Jan
14
2019
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Frozen Dreams Working Draft Process, Day Fourteen: 17 Chapters / 39,478 words.

Had to add about a thousand new words to Frozen Dreams today.  I am really, really trying to avoid the entire “And put something here” thing that I have seen other writers refer to.  But dear Lord but I understand the temptation, there. (more…)

Jan
13
2019
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Frozen Dreams Working Draft Process, Day Thirteen: 16 Chapters / 37,305 words.

It is speeding up, a little.  I need to make the timeline just a little bit less compressed, though.  Maybe put some stuff in earlier chapters? I dunno.  How did people do this, before computers? (more…)

Jan
12
2019
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Frozen Dreams Working Draft Process, Day Twelve: 14 Chapters / 30,864 words.

Kind of at the halfway point here at Frozen Dreams, folks.  Kind of weird, seeing the manuscript form.  Kind of weird, thinking about the really difficult parts coming up. (more…)

Jan
11
2019
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Frozen Dreams Working Draft Process, Day Eleven: 13 Chapters / 28,994 words.

We’re getting there. Up to 83 pages in the Frozen Dreams manuscript now.  Starting to build up steam, too.  I’ll need to put more stuff in earlier, stoke the fire up a bit more. (more…)

Jan
10
2019
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Frozen Dreams Working Draft Process, Day Ten: 12 Chapters / 26,703 words.

I’m coming to the conclusion that I need to smack my Frozen Dreams hero around a bit more.  Dude’s a arcanopulp post-apocalyptic detective, right?  Only stands to reason. (more…)

Jan
09
2019
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Frozen Dreams Working Draft Process, Day Nine: 11 Chapters / 24,708 Words.

Although I’m debating about splitting this last chapter of Frozen Dreams into two chapters and expanding them out a bit.  I also have to decide whether to go to a certain location.  It’s a really bad idea, but since when has that ever stopped a protagonist? (more…)

Jan
08
2019
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Frozen Dreams Working Draft Process, Day Eight: 10 Chapters / 21,224 Words.

More chapters, and fewer words, than I expected.  Although, no, actually it’s a little bit above a target number of 60K words for the whole thing.  Scrivener is I think estimating that Frozen Dreams will probably hit about 180 pages or so, which isn’t bad.  Respectable, even. (more…)

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