Hey look at me finding the time to not neglect the blog for once!
I feel bad that my productivity around here has plummeted to nothing since I started the push to finish Amity by my birthday. But that’s the way it’s got to be. I have trouble with self imposed deadlines. Back in college I was always the guy who did everything right at the deadline. I’d write twenty page papers that I wouldn’t start until the morning it was due. Because I could do it and get the good grades, I never felt the need to change. So now it’s years after college and those habits are still around and a lot less useful when I don’t actually have any real deadlines to frantically finish against.
So how’s it going?
Well it’s going good. I’ve been getting a lot of words done and they’ve been good words. I’ve been finding chapters and scenes that weren’t on my outline though so I’m writing like a fiend and not getting as close to the end as I should. But the end is still in sight. I was real sick last weekend so lost three days completely to a head cold which I’m still not really over. But if you follow me on ye olde twitter (or saw it over on the left), my word count officially topped 50k back on Tuesday. And that’s my low estimate. I’m writing the first draft with ink and dead trees so 50k is my low estimate.
How much left to go?
Well I’ve got eleven chapters on my outline. At the rate I’ve been going, I’ll probably find at least one more. I don’t expect too much more than that because the climatic chapters have been sketched out in more detail than the last couple I’ve been working on.
So I’m still on track. Amity will be complete on my own deadline.
I still owe the post on Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues. It’s still awesome though. Go read it.