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Open Document, Apply Words

This entry is part 38 of 103 in the series Daily Scribble Reports


So Dowse and Bleed is officially in review and I’ll get to proof it soon. I’m actually going to order a proof this time and will probably redo the typesetting on Gone Hunting soon and order that too. This round has been something of a revelation for me. And sent the Word file off to the formatter. :braces self for the invoice:


When in doubt, just write it out. I dove into my gift-fic and let’s just see what happens, shall we? Note to self: I haven’t the foggiest idea what I’m doing. I made it 167 words into the gift-fic before stalling out.

Upon switching to Splintered Gates, I got 728 words. That wasn’t actually the plan, but I’ll go with it. I’m starting to get scenes, and that’s a good thing. They’ll need later fleshing, but I’m not starting from sketch only either.

And back to the gift-fic. It’s going well, even if I can tell I’m not wholly comfortable in this character’s head. Either of theirs. I have no idea how I’m going to merge these scenes either.

In line with the idea of catching up on sleep, I'm going to stop here. I chose to write less today in favor of publishing. I regret nothing.

Word Count

  • Fiction: 1304 words
  • Poetry: 0 words, 0 lines
  • Blog: 253 words


  • Today: 576 words
  • Total: 576 words

Splintered Gates

  • Today: 728 words
  • Total: 1757 words


  • Today: 0 words
  • Total: 56,380 words

January Totals

  • Fiction: 3993 words
  • Poetry: 212 words | 45 lines
  • Blog: 3730 words

Completed Pieces

  • Poem: "Before My Eyes," 220 words | 47 lines.
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