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Death Bar Final Report

GODDAMNIT. I dropped the ball with everything. On the bright side, I am going to the gym, so I am losing a good chunk of time for a good reason. Here’s the breakdown:

An additional 4504 word for my initial re-write. I need to start considering cutting it down a lot. I do plan it on making it a novella, but I still need to make sure it’s not a mess.
1612 for an article on my experience at Sleep No More.
addition 291 on the seizure article. This one, of course, is going to take a while.I want to make sure this is perfect.

I should at least try to get to 90% by the end of the day. Halloween is calling me though….

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20,000 Word Death Bar Halftime Report

Dammit.Well, last night’s push definitely help, but I got mired in weddings/Dark Souls/unpacking and I can only take the fault for Dark Souls (that game is the goddamn devil). Here’s the breakdown:

4541 for continuing my rewrite of the initial Terra Occulta comic arc into short story/novella form.
3371 for a story in the same universe that is muuuuch later in the story between the protagonist and his sister
752 for a work-in-progress entry on my seizure.
768 on an anti-nostalgia article which I’m cleaning up now.

If I keep working on the main story, I should be able to bang out the remaining 53%. let’s see what happens.

Me Vs. Death Bar, Round 2

OK, it’s that time again where I get my serious writing on. I’m already working on a few things already but I’m not going to count those words – or edits/translations of old stuff – because that’s cheating. And I only cheat at Monopoly, or on final exams.

Anyway, The new deadline will be All Hallow’s Eve, so starting tonight, that gives me a month to write:

OK, let’s get there.

AND THE COUNT IS….

 

/drumrrrrrrrrrroooooooooollllllllllllll…..

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Death Bar Weekend Update


The double-edged sword of this weekend really knocked down my expectations of writing this weekend. My Sunday didn’t help me pound out as much words to meet my (now in hindsight overambitious) 1500 word goal.  Saturday’s event  took out a large chunk of my time and a need for decompression afterwards. However, it was so inspiring that I’ll be writing about it tonight, practicing my outlining before writing  the real post tomorrow. The increase in the count are split by the following:

350 words cleaning up the Mexicans in Space story. I’m still trying to sure the climax fits the story’s title.

736 words on expanding and then writing a post on the Amerasian girls I’ve known. That probably won’t make it into publication just yet.

Death Bar Halftime Update

Not bad so far. Here’s the breakdown:

745 words on a new story for my main project, an urban fantasy ( I’ve named the world/idea Terra Occulta, but I know I’ll change that at some point. maybe)

765 on scripts for a webcomic I’ve been working on, a multiverse buddy comedy.

350 on finishing up my MEXICANS IN SPAAAACE story I wrote back in January. I know how it ends, I was just never sure about the details.

I am disappointed with how much I got done on Friday, but I had a busy day with work and Rise Of the Planet of the Apes (which was good, go watch it). Tomorrow isn’t going to be any easier, I’m out most of the day.

Shit I’m starting to see why Ellis is going madder and madder in his Death Bar entries. Maybe I’ll call it the Insanity Bar. Who knows.

Death Bar Operational

I’ve done a lot of writing lately, but I need a deadline. That’s when I turned to señor Warren Ellis for some help. He’s currently writing his second novel, Gun Machine, and to get it done in time for release he needs to finish 5000 words a week. He’s using the above progress meter to show how much of the (at the moment 80000) word goal he needs to meet. I’m only doing a small amount, 5000, in a week, just to see how much I actually get done.

As to why I call it a Death Bar, Ellis has given it that nickname. I’m using it as a proxy name until I see how much time I get done.