I broke 5,000 today! Which is hilarious because caitirin
just posted to say she broke 8,000 XD She's a writing (crocheting, cooking, icon making, awesome-thing-doing) machine
And those 5,000 words were essentially one scene. Oy. One thing this novel is going to need help with come Editing Time is pacing. And it feels really weird for me, because most of those 5,000 words are dialogue. I know, you say, who is this girl and what has she done with our regularly scheduled Elaby?
There's going to be lots more dialogue, too, because Cody just made the time-consuming mistake of asking Aldridge to tell him everything he knows about Christopher Marlowe. I hope you're free for the next sixteen hours, Cody.
We had a really lovely write-in tonight at a Starbucks, and I got a lot done. I need to plaaaaan, though, because I love my characters but they're very focused on what's going on, which leaves little time for learning much about each other. Oh well! Write, write, write, edit the crap out of it later! This is not the time, I have told myself, to worry about everything being in the right voice for Victorian detective fiction. This is the time for getting the plot down so I can feel out how it's going to run.
And I'm sleeeeeepy. *falls asleep on caitirin