Progress Journal for Aramis Gothboi: Book One

Mog’s ongoing account of completing the first draft.

Total word count: 26,508


Nineteenth Post:

It’s 11am and I’ve only made a small dent in the word count today, so I’m tossing up whether or not to push a late-night session, or wake up early tomorrow and get it done then. Honestly, getting up early seems to be much harder than it needs to be, and I usually end up filling what’s left of that time before lunch with housework and such anyway.

I’m pretty sure I’ll tackle one more session before I go to bed. With less than 3,500 words to go, it will take the pressure off I can get that number down to less than 2,000 before I sleep (and then it won’t matter if I happen to sleep in!)

Progress today was spent finessing the climax. I know what needs to happen structurally, but I’m still playing with how it is delivered, and those damn kids are playing up again with surprise dialogue and carrying on by doing the unexpected. Don’t worry, I had a chat to them, and they know who’s boss here and they promised to behave better so I can get the action of the scene to work in return for a good play in another, less critical chapter.

Should post this now and go have a cup of tea. So I will.

‘Til tomorrow.

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