January 11, 2007
Heeeeere's my word count!
So, after a day of creating demos, and an evening of wrestling
with a contract job only to find out that someone hasn't given me permission
to access a VSS database and they're not getting their documentation by Friday
as requested (why, yes, that IS the hum of a Someone Else's Problem field around
me), I did indeed nail my ass to the couch and churned out 805 words on UNDERCOVER
GODMOTHER, making a grand total of 4,296 words so far in the soon-to-be-legendary
Of course, I probably could have churned out more if I knew something about soccer -- I'm gonna need my contact on a high school team to vet this for me, and I'm pretty sure she's going to crack up when she reads the undoubtedly pathetic team tryout scene I just wrote (no, I wasn't on an athletic team when I was in high school -- I was in the school band. Which, granted, partied harder than any of the sports teams and worked out almost as much as any of them during marching season, so in retrospect I'm still quite pleased with my decision).
On the other hand, fuck it, it's wordage, and to borrow permission from Liz Holliday I'm allowing myself to write crap at the moment. It can always be cleaned up in the edit.
As for the bigger picture:
And now, I really do need to get some sleep before staggering from my bower tomorrow morning at 7:00 AM to make more demos. Whee...