Monday, February 13, 2012
Just a wee bit o' the randomness today...
Also, I have been writing each chapter as its own Word document, and that is new for me. It means that, as I completed Chapter 5 today, I had no idea what my word count might be. So I totaled each chapter's count and discovered I am almost to 20,000 words. My goal is 50,000 but I think it will end up taking more than that to do the story justice.
I finally got to write the scene I have been toying with for a while. I knew it had to happen, but I wasn't sure where to include it. Today, it just spilled out. When that happens, I have usually hit magic. I am pretty excited about that scene.
Haydn and I are about to spend some time reading about Ancient China, this week. Also, we started reading Tuck Everlasting, and I am enjoying it. So far, Tuck has the feel of sitting around a fire listening to wonderful tales. Those tend to be my favorite kinds of children's books. Tuck is also one of our book group selections for this month, along with Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. I have been reading it, and I don't love or hate it yet. It is a quaint little taste of England, which I always enjoy. The story doesn't call to me though. I don't feel desperate to pick it back up. If it weren't a book group selection, I might not finish it at all.