It's a coffee coloured world

February 26, 2009

The things I do

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 12:41 pm

So here’s an example of what preoccupies me when I should be writing.  No, first let me say I have written 4 new scenes in the last 24 hours and a 5th is sitting here started.  Okay, no that I won’t get my knuckles rapped for not working let me let you in on a little of my madness.  I’m about to cross the 200 page threshold on this story.  Actually when I put the new scenes in (they’re handwritten) I will be over 200 pages.  I should be happy right?  Well I am, but frustrated as well.  See, my word count is 34,000 and some change.  But doesn’t 200 pages work out to 50,000 words you say?  Apparently not, and not by miles.  For as much as I’m preoccupied with this right now, if this had happened during, oh, say NaNo . . . you’d be pulling me off the roof right about now.

Now to save me the long explanations, here’s how my document looks.  It’s Courier, 12pt with 1″ margins all the way around and the spacing is set at exactly 25 lines per page.   Oh and before someone suggests I switch to New Times Roman, no I won’t.  I know some people like it and that’s fine, but for my working document it’s Courier.  I find NTR rather souless.  Too many years writing on a typewriter I think.  Either that or I’m just really weird. 

So anyone have any ideas how I can get my page count to come close to what it should be for the word count?

February 13, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 6:55 pm

Just thought I’d give you guys a heads up, there’s some new content on the ride sidebar. 


February 12, 2009

Still here

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 12:40 pm

Yes, I’m still here, even if much of my “free” time has been chewed up by Facebook.   I’ve cleared my desk of everything but “On The Way Down” and I’ve been getting some fresh ideas so things are still moving, at a snail’s pace, but at least the story is still talking to me. 

Not much else.  I’ve been working on crafting projects, trying to clear them from the clutter around me.  The fewer unfinished projects the better I feel.  Well, until I start the next project at least.

The lawn emerged from the feet of snow this week.  There is life under all the snow.  The paperwhites grew a little and I think the daffodils have started peaking through the dirt.  Now if the snow would just stop falling.  Okay, today I’d settle for the wind to stop as I’m a little worried about things flying away.  Not nearly as much here as I would at the old place – that was a rat hole just waiting for the right storm to collapse. 

Well time to get back to story, I’m working on an early scene, one of the more emotional ones for my hero and I have the perfect song playing.  I promise I’ll check back in a little more often.

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