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[*] posted on 6-29-2013 at 04:59 PM




And another day closer to writing this out! I can't wait. Today, I decided that I would outline the novel right and proper - and also use the same idea Tatra had an outline via sequence.

I figured that I want this novel to end around 90,000 words (short for fantasy, I believe) and I like having about 5,000 words per chapter. So that means I'm looking at 18 chapters or so.

Here's a glimpse of some of them...



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[*] posted on 6-29-2013 at 05:16 PM


Love the chapters Sly. Good luck on your novel. :)



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[*] posted on 7-3-2013 at 09:15 AM




Current Word Count: 6,433


So far so good! I'm moving along in my novel, doing a lot of writing on the train in the mornings and evenings. This morning I got 1,398 words on my iPad/iPhone (I switched back and forth depending on how full the seats around me were) which shocked me completely but also encourages me to write more!

In the story, we've met Zayn, Qismat, the sultan and his chief wife (which I have designated sultana at the moment, though I know it is wrong and needs to be fixed), and Fizza. Zakiya has made her appearance and Vahid has been named quite a few times but has yet to appear.

Some relationships have changed:


  • Fizza and Zayn were not meant to be close but it seems Fizza is really quite smitten with him. To the point where she messes with his assignments to keep him safe.
  • Qismat and Zayn have become best friends when I had meant for it to be Vahid and Qismat. But we'll see what happens when the vizier is finally introduced.
  • Zakiya is far more sly and sneaky than I thought. She's already wormed her way into Zayn's head.


That's it for now, at least. Today I get to write the first zombie! And have Vahid actually appear. I'm live-writing my camp novel at lunch but this is for my trip home.

Yay.





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[*] posted on 7-4-2013 at 03:25 AM


*snerk* Sultana.

Yay first zombie. Always good when the zombies show up.




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[*] posted on 7-5-2013 at 07:42 AM


I hope everything goes great for you and your novel today Sly. :)



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[*] posted on 7-6-2013 at 07:19 PM




Current Word Count:15,948


The zombies have arrived! Well, one has. They're off to find the others.

I think I'm spending too much time on Zayn's relationship at the moment, but that comes with editing. We can nix all those scenes where Zayn's being all sneaky. I'm beginning to like Fizza more, and Vahid more, so all is good. Qismat is really a minor character but he fit in well for his time there.

They just started off on the road to Dakkha (15k in.. Oh yeah, things need to be cut) so I expect some funtimes ahead. Zakiya JUST asked to join the party...

That's it so far. Chugging along with my 75k goal. (I should be at 14520 today so I'm only a tiny bit ahead!)

Onward~





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[*] posted on 7-10-2013 at 08:48 PM




Current Word Count:26,506


HALFWAY! Hooray! It is going pretty easily so far, though the novel is doing some tangent-y things that will need to be revised completely. But that's a concern for revision, and not writing.

First enemy - El-Mansoor - has been spotted.

Second "enemy" - Sham'a - has been introduced.

Esmail Es'sa has also been spoken to.

Action has happened!





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[*] posted on 7-11-2013 at 12:06 PM


Great job Sly. Keep going you can do it. :)



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[*] posted on 7-16-2013 at 06:14 PM




Current Word Count: 38,361


Haven't gotten to write today, but my goal is 40k. (Truly, it is 40,781, but that's just mincing words.) I think that's doable as long as I concentrate and get it done. Home life is making me not want to do anything but I won't let that get in my way. (Otherwise, I'd have never written any words ever.)

Story-wise:


  • El-Raza has just made a big impact.
  • The group is at Zakiya's encampment and they're on their way to Dakkha after this first skirmish.
  • Zakiya is going to have to go with them and I finally have a reason why! Things were getting sticky there.
  • Shazi is revealing herself waaaay too early. Revisions are going to be needed.


Well, until next time!

[Edited on 7-16-13 by SlySionnach]

[Edited on 7-16-13 by SlySionnach]





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[*] posted on 7-22-2013 at 01:32 PM


Keep going Sly you can do it. :)



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[*] posted on 7-22-2013 at 08:44 PM




Current Word Count: 43,272


After a semi-week long break, I am back into this. I originally aimed for 75k but I am back down to aiming for 50k (Camp Novel added, I have 75k now). I blame the fact that my crit group wants to get SUPER SERIOUS and to do that, I need to actually finish that novel I want to publish.





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[*] posted on 7-25-2013 at 02:16 AM


Yes, but you'll love us for it in the end. :D

ALL WAR ALL THE TIME. Until, you know, you have to collapse into bed.




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[*] posted on 7-25-2013 at 09:35 AM




Current Word Count: 50,015


Strike that last update. I'm going for 75k. It's only 25k more and I can do 4k in this daily. (And an extra 2k in my Camp.) I've got this. I'm a goddamn writer. Rawr,

Also, Lizzy, yes. Wars. Constantly from about 7pm until about 10:30/11 pm. It helps me get my 6ks!





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[*] posted on 7-25-2013 at 07:18 PM


I hope everything goes great for you today Sly. :)



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[*] posted on 7-26-2013 at 02:27 AM


It helps all of us, honestly. Even the war that Tatra and I do at the midnight/11 pm time to start/end the day. :D



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[*] posted on 7-29-2013 at 09:16 PM




Current Word Count: 70,023


My story is wrapping up! I still have 5k to go and I think I can pull that off. I was elongating my final battle scene (to get it to 75k) and made so many more awesome parts to it that I am in love with it as it is. Not elongated - perfect!

Two days to hit 5k more! I can totally do it :D





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[*] posted on 7-29-2013 at 09:27 PM


Yay!!! XD



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[*] posted on 7-29-2013 at 10:17 PM


Great job Sly. :)



"Why am i the only one out of this group who thinks she is nuts." - Unknown character in new novel.

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[*] posted on 7-30-2013 at 09:33 PM




Current Word Count: 77,050


I. Finished. It.

I hit 75k (plus!).

And I finished the novel.

*goes to pass out*





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[*] posted on 7-31-2013 at 01:34 PM


Congrats Sly. :)



"Why am i the only one out of this group who thinks she is nuts." - Unknown character in new novel.

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"Master do you need anything else i can get you or do you want me to leave you right now." Peter from Blood Bond

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