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everharts
22 November 2012 @ 11:48 pm
Today was my niece's first birthday; I know I'm biased but she is honestly the cutest little kidlet that I've ever seen. It's kind of surreal, seeing how big she is now, how she laughs, and grins and cuddles her teddy - that's twice her size - when it feels like just yesterday that she came into the world. Certainly something to be most thankful for.

Of course, I didn't write a single word, but that's okay, even if day twenty-two is drawing to a close here. I'm off for a quick shower and then I plan on writing into the wee hours of the morning. I'm lucky enough that I don't have to wake up early tomorrow. :D

— DAILY REPORT —

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everharts
21 November 2012 @ 11:59 pm
What can I say, I'm a bit of a professional time waster... Today I spent far too long working on my new inspiration and writing tumblr, and not enough time actually writing. Now the hour is late and I can feel my eyes drifting closed with each word I type, so I'll make this a entry a short one. 

— DAILY REPORT —

Word count for today: 2817 words.
In total: 13689 words.
Quote of the day:  Stranger and stranger still, thought Alice, casting her gaze everywhere, trying to take it in all at once. This otherworldly place - world - appeared to be made of remnants; little did she know just how right she was. Each item, apart from those handmade, were plucked from a time when they were no longer needed. Stolen, not borrowed, and haphazardly thrown together to create something that was steam and machine, flesh and beast alike. Old and new, standing side by side in the perfect display of what is.
 
 
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everharts
20 November 2012 @ 11:59 pm
Once again not quite as many words as I had hoped, but I like to think that I'm working up to the whole ten hours, ten thousand words thing. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day! 

— DAILY REPORT —

Word count for today: 5871 words.
In total: 10872 words..
Quote of the day: A hand darted out, throwing a menacing shadow against the beam of the torch, and snatched at the collar of Alice’s t-shirt. For a horrifying, stomach-lurching moment her feet left the ground and she dangled, arms flailing as she tried to grab on to something, anything.

“Ha,” Julian’s voice was breathy in her ear and she could feel the curve of his lips through her hair. “Oh I do love a good chase,” 

An explosion of fireworks went off behind Alice’s eyes - Why? - as something dark and hard - the butt of the torch; oh of course - made contact with the back of her head. Darkness gathered, pulled in from all sides and took her under, casting her adrift in the black abyss of unconsciousness once more.
 
 
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everharts
19 November 2012 @ 11:31 pm
What a day. I know I've said that before, but really -- What. A. Day. I didn't write nearly as much as I had planned, mostly because of various distractions (darn, darn distractions!), but nevertheless, I am so inspired. I want to write; to explore and expand on my ideas. There have been a few developments that have surprised even me, but even more surprisingly I love them. I can feel myself just... letting go and going with the flow and it is so fantastic that I could ramble on, and on about it. But onto the good stuff!

— DAILY REPORT —

Word count for today: 5001 words.
In total: See above.
Quote of the day: The sky began to darken, the gentle glow of the hanging globes flickering shadows along faces as Alice and Sybil continued onward. Even as the crowd thinned, it never became less bizarre. Wings and horns; darting eyes and shifting forms; teeth and claws and erroneous shadows. Everything once impossible was suddenly possible, real and breathing and acutely alive.
 
 
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everharts
18 November 2012 @ 11:17 pm
No, really -- weekends (+ Fridays), Livejournal and I really don't seem to mix. Or maybe I'm just really terrible at remembering to update. ANYWAY. I must be crazy; loony; absolutely bonkers. Because, well, you see, I'm starting over. It's day eighteen, nearly nineteen, and I'm starting over (read: nutty). Apart from the Prologue I posted here a little while ago everything has been archived neatly into my word documents folder.

It just wasn't going the way I intended. My characters - everyone except my beloved Timekeeper, that is - weren't turning out how I meant them to be at all. Alice wasn't stubborn; she wasn't strong; she wasn't making the silly decisions and then somehow performing a slight of hand and mind to get herself out of them. No, she was slowly, but surely, becoming a Mary Sue, and that just won't do. And then - oh yes, and then - the perfect plot came to me suddenly, in the shower of all places and everything sort of... fell together in an oh so glorious, unexpected way. Not much has changed, really, but there's more direction and clarity and thank goodness for that. 

SO. There are eleven days left, and with a whole lot of determination and hope I know I can finish. I know I can reach fifty thousand words and keep on going. Perhaps the third time really is the charm, after all I have a plan: write one thousand words per hour each day, for ten hours; an idea I got off my dear friend allie_xie_yay

I've decided that this is it, either I'm finally going to get it all down and write this gosh darn novel that's been in my head for the past couple of years, or I'm going to leave it for a while and maybe return to it later.

Wish me luck! 
 
 
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