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Zoupskim's Resolution

Discussion in 'Progress Journals' started by zoupskim, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. zoupskim

    zoupskim Contributing Member Contributor

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    I'm on the last two chapters of my book. It feels strange to see the story ending, and feels a little unsatisfying. I'll still feel happy to complete the book, but at the same time... what next?

    Slow editing, really making sure the ending works.

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    zoupskim Contributing Member Contributor

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    The last threads of ideas and creativity is ending in my book. One last big battle and the aftermath, and it's done! DONE! I'll have a book, and it will be what it is except for a few clarifications based on an alpha reader and beta reads. I'm so close.

    Word's edited: 1810

     
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    Got some Alpha notes today, so I edited early chapters. No forward momentum today, but crucial work was still done.

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    Tonight I prepared for a work related test, so I didn't write at all. Duty calls.
     
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    Today was weird...

    Tester: Sir, in my ten years working here, I've never seen someone score this high on this test.

    Zoupskim: ... Even the math sections?

    Tester: Sir, you scored perfect: Ninety-ninth percentile.

    Zoupskim: ... Really?

    Tester: Oh yes, sir.

    Zoupskim: ... Cool... can I get a letter of completion?

    ANYwho, I'm still working on my book. I finished the first half of the last chapter today, 2900 words. I need to stay focused, cause being so close to being done, some of my drive is gone, I'll admit it. Keep pluggin', me!

     
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    Today I got home really late, and had to set up some gear for work tomorrow. This week is really busy.

    I did hardly anything, but managed to edit 500 words on the last chapter of the book.
     
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    Augh, just got home after doing a range. This week is kicking my butt! Still wrote though, 770 little words. End chapter, final standoff.

    One step at a time.

     
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    770 seemed like a weak number, so I tried harder and edited another 1400, bringing my total tonight to 2170.

    So tired...
     
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    Try not to put us all to shame too much! :D Makes me think there's no excuse not to write this weekend.
     
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    Pfft, shame. I'm just writing a lame-o war story about WAR. I'm not special. I just try hard, even when it's not good. Write!

    I edited 2300 words today/night. It think it's better to measure how many words are left. 5601
     
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    I did edited 1806 words today, and finished the last chapter of the main narrative of my book. I still have the epilogue to finish, but the epilogue is just a short scene where one of the characters is shown regretting everything they did, which they never thought was important anyway.

    So, it's done. I've written a book. Yay.

    Time to wait for Alpha readers to finish, and when they're done send the thing out for Beta reads. Then publishing queries. It's all coming rather... normally. I supposed I should write a full, proper cover excerpt and query letter, but that will come soon. I guess I'll do a wordcount too, figure out how many pages there are, consider that one chapter that's way to short...

    But it's done...

     
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    Didn't get to edit today. Wife and baby both had some sort of fever, so I took care of everyone today.
     
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    Today I got ready for a big job interview. I didn't write, and I won't be able to write for about a week. The interview is in another city, and I'll be focusing on all the tests, assessments, and interviews.
     

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