Onward with “Woody and June vs. the Ex.” Things slowed down a bit today. Our heroes are at the bottom of the Grand Canyon just having escaped a zombie hoard. These stories are very much about place and I have to spend time looking at the landscape and the trails, seeing what is possible. This all slows the writing down. Fun stuff, but slower than I had hoped. We’re up to 6,100 words and still a bit to go. This one has turned out more complicated than I thought, but that’s a good thing. Always best when the characters and the story surprise me.
A few tweaks to “Breathing in the Stars” and off to Dean. Story #20, so 2/3 of the way there, and day 16 for the streak
Heard back from Dean on story #10, “Fitz’s Second Chance.” The story worked for him except for the title, which neither Aleia and I could figure out, so definitely need a better title for that one.
We had some wonderful friends over for a party on our deck, so writing didn’t go late. With the long story, this like means the end of the streak, but that’s fine. The 30 stories will get done and well under 60 days.
Stats for Today
Strategies Employed: Fun with Woody and June.
Lessons Learned: Take breaks, my brain slows down after an hour of writing, but a few minutes away (especially if I move) and I’ll get glimpses of where the story goes next.
Words Written: 4,900
Stories Sent to Dean: 1
|1||Woody and June vs. the Fungus-Head Zombies||5101||Yes|
|3||The Disappearing Neighborhood||2773||Yes|
|4||Woody and June vs. the Grand Canyon||6070||Yes|
|5||Home in Time||4483||Yes|
|6||Wink, Plum, and the Bones that March||5972||Yes|
|7||The Stars in Hoshi’s Eyes||2532||Yes|
|8||Android Eve and Adam||3512||Yes|
|9||A Long, Hard Fall||8475||Yes|
|10||Fitz’s Second Chance||2800||Yes|
|12||With Light Years Between Us||4670||Yes|
|13||Life and a Starling||2278||Yes|
|15||Jump in Time||8768||Yes|
|16||Death by Vodka||2100||Yes|
|17||Death by Cookie||4094||Yes|
|18||Ela and the Naiad||3655||Yes|
|19||Is Anyone Receiving This?||1717||Yes|
|20||Breathing in the Stars||2400||Yes|
|21||Woody and June vs. the Ex||6100||No|