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22 July 2010 @ 10:09 am
the novel is progressing  
The writing's been going pretty well lately. Since late February, I've been working on converting my extensive notes into prose and I'm now more than halfway done. And that's with a massive lapse from late April to mid-June. So I've fairly realistic reasons to believe I'll actually have the first draft done by the end of the year (which will be almost exactly eleven years from when the concept for this particular novel first occurred to me). There's really no reason why I shouldn't, even though my notes become far less comprehensive the closer I get to the end.

Still, I feel momentum and that's rare for me. Must keep at it though, more dedication, and no more long lapses. I just wish I could make myself write late in the evening before bed. It's a perfect quiet time for writing, but my brain gets so lazy during those hours.

Current Mood: BEN
Listening to: Bauhaus - "Bela Lugosi's Dead"
Pallaspallasathene8 on July 22nd, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
Yay for imminent novel completion!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: ape in icelandassmonkeydiary on July 22nd, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
Well, not quite imminent.... and that's only the completion of the first draft, mind you.
Pallaspallasathene8 on July 22nd, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
Pffft....once you have the first draft done, what could possibly stop you from finishing it? And in a year with lots of momentum...that totally makes it imminent.
orcaarroworcaarrow on July 23rd, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
I'm really glad the writing is going well.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: icegrafskaffsassmonkeydiary on July 23rd, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
traballenguastraballenguas on July 24th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on July 25th, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
Always a pleasure to get to use that tag....
traballenguastraballenguas on July 25th, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)