Friday, April 04, 2014

In Process -- March 2014



First Draft
“Limering”. Around 36,000 words. I really would like to write something else now, like this short story that’s in my head.

Editing
“Wind/Water/Salt”. Still working on the don’t look back Draft 2 (the same approach as draft one, actually). I hope it starts to get shorter rather than longer soon! I didn’t really remove that many words, but with this draft I did get rid of a lot of chapters. I would have got more done, but for that trip to Mexico. Stupid day job!
I caught myself doing a very bad thing, and that was trying to make the words there work, rather than deleting them because they made no sense anymore. Deleting is hard! But I wrote about 1800 words of Chapter 12, and moved a whole bunch of stuff, so I’d guess I’m about 1/3 through the second draft. Even though this is what I’m thinking of as the “plot/gross story structure” draft, it’s getting a lot more tension and action, which is good.



Connecting
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Circulating
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Knitting
“Kaffeklatsch” (self-designed).  I had started the first sleeve at the end of Feb. On Mar 8, I ripped out the entire sleeve and started it again to do the decreases better to keep the diagonal line nice. Finished first sleeve, started body.
“St. Anthony’s Ribbon” (self-designed). Mostly ignored. I took it to Mexico,  but didn’t work on it.
“Ceremonial Armour”. Ignored.
“Portree” (Martin Storey Scottish Collection). Since the other projects are all just knit, I started this one so I’d have something hard to work on. Just finished the back and don't have enough of one of the contrast colors. Yay problem-solving!

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