||[Nov. 14th, 2005|10:48 pm]
Huh, I misremembered my goal for today as somewhere around 67,660. Ah well, a few extra words never hurt. ^^
MiaC has moved into the second phase, and me? I've written over 46,000 words this month already, well over halfway to my goal of 80,000. Familiar is trucking along. We'll see how many more words it has in it. I was judging somewhere around 5,000, but this scene looks like it's going to stretch out longer than I was expecting, and there's still at least one fight, one major conversation scene, some sneaking around and the tie-up bit at the end to handle, so maybe it'll be longer than that. ^^ In fact, it most certainly will - in general, I find scenes of only 1,000 words in length far too short, and I imagine the current scene has probably at least 1,000 words left in it, the fight somewhere between 2,000 and 4,000, the conversation another 2,000 to 3,000, and the ending - bah, who knows. Depends on what I decide to go with.
I'm feeling my standard urge to not-actually-end-the-story coming on strong, though. I don't want to end this like "The School" - "It was not the end, but only the beginning!" I have to actually END the story. I have to.
One of the cats has a nail that looks like it got split somehow - the quick is exposed, and it is bleeding, though only occasionally. It's not major - maybe a few drops every few hours. We will have to take him into the vet to have it looked at. Poor thing, though he doesn't seem too bothered by it. He even lets me look at it without too much fuss.