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Vera Nazarian
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 08:21 pm:   

Hey, Gang!

Yes, I am insane. I will be working on TWO novels at the same time for the Novel Dare of October organized by the marvelous Mike Jasper:

http://www.nightshadebooks.com/discus/messages/326/1324.html?1065062155

Now, to business.

Okay, this has been "A Day" shall I say, and only *now* am I getting down to the writing -- it is 8:00 PM.

Note that I will be posting my progress in 4 places -- here in this thread in my own Night Shade topic thread, in Mike Jasper's October Novel Dare thread, in my SFF Net newsgroup, and in my Rumor Mill Topic. *phew!*

Okay, the State of the Stats:

At this point, MARGOT PHOENIX RISING, a kickass superhero romance destined for Silhouette Bombshell, the first of the *TWO* novels I will be working on *simultaneously* this month, stands at 2800 words even (part of chapter one).

And the second novel is COBWEB BRIDE, a dark fantasy about death who comes to an alternate renaissance world and proclaims that all dying will cease until he gets a bride of his own (which means that there are people and creatures dying -- from beggars to kings -- who cannot die, people in agony who are stuck that way without the release of death, and all the repercussions that accompany this hellish state). Anyway, this novel stands at a total of 11,783 words (chapter one has 6371 words, and chapter two, incomplete, has 5412 words).

My October Dare Goals are:

1) MARGOT PHOENIX RISING - Complete three chapters and an outline and submit this portion to Silhouette Bombshell.

2) COBWEB BRIDE - Write as much as possible on this one, with the ideal goal of completion.

Now with this out of the way, I am off to start working on the wordage for tonight!

:-)

Vera
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Vera Nazarian
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 03:28 am:   

Today's Dare Progress - October 2 (since I started so late on the 1st)

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Novel 1 - MARGOT PHOENIX RISING

Starting Total: 2,800 words
Total New Words: 733 words - Finished chapter one, started chapter two. :-)
Novel Total: 3533 words

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Novel 2 - COBWEB BRIDE

Starting Total: 11,783 words
Total New Words - Big Fat Zero words, *grin* but am re-rereading the previously written material to get back into it.
Novel Total: 11,783 words

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TOTAL TODAY'S WORDS ON BOTH: 733 words

*Note: Will probably not be able to do any more wordage until Monday, since tomorrow I get ready to leave for Conjecture.
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Vera Nazarian
Posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 03:38 am:   

Today's Dare Progress - October 7

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Novel 1 - MARGOT PHOENIX RISING

Starting Total: 2,800 words
Total New Words: 740 words - working on chapter two.
Novel Total: 4,273 words

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Novel 2 - COBWEB BRIDE

Starting Total: 11,783 words
Total New Words - 0 words, another busy day today.
Novel Total: 11,783 words

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TOTAL TODAY'S WORDS ON BOTH: 740 words
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Vera Nazarian
Posted on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 04:20 am:   

Today's Dare Progress - October 9

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Novel 1 - MARGOT PHOENIX RISING

Starting Total: 2,800 words
Total New Words: 1,508 words - still working on chapter two.
Novel Total: 5,781 words

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Novel 2 - COBWEB BRIDE

Starting Total: 11,783 words
Total New Words - 0 words.
Novel Total: 11,783 words

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TOTAL TODAY'S WORDS ON BOTH: 1,508 words
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Vera Nazarian
Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 03:58 am:   

Absolutely NOTHING written for the Dare for the last 3 days.

(Though I did work on another non-fiction project).

Should make a habit of posting the big zero every missed day, to give myself a kick...

But...

Today's Dare Progress - October 13

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Novel 1 - MARGOT PHOENIX RISING

Starting Total: 2,800 words
Total New Words: 763 words - still on chapter two.
Novel Total: 6,544 words

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Novel 2 - COBWEB BRIDE

Starting Total: 11,783 words
Total New Words - 581 words - resumed work on chapter two.
Novel Total: 12,364 words

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TOTAL TODAY'S WORDS ON BOTH: 1,344 words

And the good news is, I have written some on *both* novels in one sitting! YEAH! This is what I am looking to get into the habit of doing this month. :-)
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Vera Nazarian
Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 05:30 am:   

Today's Dare Progress - October 14

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Novel 1 - MARGOT PHOENIX RISING

Starting Total: 2,800 words
Total New Words: 606 words - still on chapter two.
Novel Total: 7,150 words

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Novel 2 - COBWEB BRIDE

Starting Total: 11,783 words
Total New Words - 154 words - still on chapter two.
Novel Total: 12,518 words

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TOTAL TODAY'S WORDS ON BOTH: 760 words

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Vera Nazarian
Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2003 - 12:38 am:   

As I mentioned this in at least three different elsewheres, a big pouchy stuffed ZERO on both novels for me today.

Bad Vera!
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Vera Nazarian
Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 01:07 am:   

Another Big Oval today. Got home around 10:00 PM and catching up with lots of business...

Tomorrow, maybe will finally produce something on the novels front.
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Vera Nazarian
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 08:52 pm:   

I have written absolutely zero for the last two weeks it seems (days? who's counting days?) but there have been some Major Things happening in my life, mostly Good Things (can you say a total reorganization of existence as I know it?), and writing has taken a temporary back seat, at least until the end of NEXT week....

I will try my darndest to get something done now, but my mind is certainly on other matters.

Also, it's not like October is not a good month for writing (usually it is my best) but *this* October has turned into a Major Month (TM).

Anyway, for possible new updates in the interim, see my online web journal here:

http://www.sff.net/people/vera.nazarian/news.htp

:-)

Vera

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