[Plotting About] September’s Metrics or Cresting 100k or NaNoWrimo is one and half months away…

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Yeh, I need to start making my own You Should be Writing icons. Thanks to Tumblr for the above image and several more.

A quick local shout out to Jen Butler Basile’s Chopping Potatoes and Bennett North’s blog.

Both blogs are fun to read with Jen’s covering motherhood with fun pictures and Bennett’s posts on ranging from movie reviews to ongoing SF&F and geek politics.

Novel Update:

The Where Weavers Daire K BAR count is:

After my last update, I went back and took an entire chapter out because it broke with my stay with one of the protagonist for three chapters plan and got rid of two chapters because they went in the wrong direction.

The goods news is scenes from three of those chapters are savable and shuffled.

And then I found out my first nine chapters had been formatted with 1.5 spacing and not double as the other chapters were. My 14-15 page max rule for chapters kinda went out the window but that’s what editing is there for.

Formatting may be as boring as all get out but I like to get it down before I start writing. This is why I created a template in Word to cover all the margins, spacing and indenting without using the tab key.

Cresting the 100k hill felt good even if I had bounced back and forth over the line by adding/subtracting chapters to get to where I am now. I can see the end which I already wrote so it’s just the knock down drag out fight between Spencer and the villain.

I also raised the cut off ceiling to 120k. The agents at the panel I went to at SDCC said don’t worry about the word count and just write it. Half of that advice was already echoed by the writing group.

NaNoWrimo Update:

With 2.5 months to go before NaNoWrimo, I decided not to re-up for municipal liaison duties.

As much as I enjoy trying to coordinate I don’t know what I’ll be doing in November and I’d rather commit than quit a week before hand. My plans are to plot out Book Two of Weaver before going into November and be done with Book One of Weaver by the end of September.

Convention Update:

Yeh, the SDCC pictures aren’t getting tweaked until the novel is finished. I have a list of people I bought stuff from that I want to pass on. That’ll be in the future post.

Emerald City Comic Con tickets have gone up sale. In line with prices from last year, if no one has been to Seattle it’s a great con to go to. Nice people. Good amount of venders and the guests they have lined up is growing.

They’ve extended the con to all of Friday and will be mailing out badges this year. That sound you heard was everyone who stood in line for two hours this year breathing a sigh of relief.

They haven’t taken the extra step of incorporating RFID into the badges like NYCC has but one can assume that’s on the horizon.

New Television Season:

I’ll post some television ramblin’ later since the new season starts next week…

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