Sleeping on the interstate

Here’s today’s progress on my fifth Clockwork Century novel – a book about teenage juvenile delinquents, hypothetical ghosts, and gangland mayhem within the walled city of Seattle … now with Bonus! zombie Sasquatch and the return of everyone’s favorite elderly cross-dressing Native American princess:


    Project: Inexplicables
    Deadline: September 15, 2011
    New words written: 1794 (meh)
    Present total word count: 88,359 words




    Things accomplished in real life: Daily run/climb plus yoga; handed in day-job progress report for the week; cleaned entire apartment; went to Walgreens; went to post office.

    Other: It’s a lean word count, but (a). I had a lot of other things on my plate today, and (b). I have to call it a day a little early, as I’m meeting some out-of-towners for drinks/supper in another half hour. I should probably brush my hair or something.

    Relevant Links: Today’s linky goodness is as follows:


      Glass of Fancy blog discovers steampunk – and likes Boneshaker well enough to put it in a little arrangement with Bioshock figures, which tickled me silly.

      New Bloodshot review – Which I accidentally linked yesterday and called a “Boneshaker review” because that’s what happens when I blog too hastily. Alternative Magazine totally dug it. Yes, it’s a UK magazine. Bloodshot either just came out over there…or is about to come out, I’m not sure which. Thus the rash of extra publicity.

      Do you want a Ganymede ARC? Would you like to read it before everybody else? While supporting a good cause? Because I totally threw in one of my ARCs to the Coilhouse fundraising auction. Go check it out!

    Total narrative fiction word count for 2011: 88,359 words

2 thoughts on “Sleeping on the interstate

  1. Cherie,

    I love these metrics. You are so honest about your writing that it makes me feel like such a bad writer! I think I wrote maybe 400 words today…. ARGGHHH!!

    Going to stop leaving comments and write!

    Thanks again!

  2. Ha! Well, 400 words is better than many of my days, when there are no words at all. But with this deadline looming, I can’t afford to do that right now. *sigh*

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