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Writing Update: Rampion Turning into a Novella?

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Little over 3K new words on "Rampion." Still the same working title. Tore out a whole scene in a fit of "feh" which required several new scenes to replace. Now the stupid thing is pushing the limits of novelette length and threatening to spill into being a novella. Dammit.

Not dwelling on it. Must focus on putting words on the page.

I'm feeling:
aggravated aggravated
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On May 10th, 2010 12:56 pm (UTC), cdennismoore commented:
3000 words in one sitting?????
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On May 11th, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Yeah. Wish I had more days like that.

I've done 4K+ words before in a single sitting, but it's been a while. These days, I'm pretty happy if I can manage 1K a day on anything like a consistent basis. Ideally, I'd like to write 2K words a day, five days a week, every week, but I seem more inclined to write in fits and starts with the occasional burst of uber productivity.
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On May 11th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC), cdennismoore replied:
That's about the most I've done in one sitting, too, and it only happened once, when I was writing the end of a novella. I did write almost an entire 6000 word story one day at work--no, wait, I mean somewhere that wasn't work!!!--but, again, I've not been able to repeat that performance.

1000 is usually my standard on a good day, although there are those occassions when the words are more forthcoming. They don't happen near enough, though.
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On May 10th, 2010 12:58 pm (UTC), klingonguy commented:
Novella you say? Hmmm...

Just a reminder, Paper Golem's Alembical series, regular anthologies of original novellas, is now reading for volume three.
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On May 11th, 2010 12:42 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Coolness. Thanks for the heads-up!

Right now, "Rampion" is dancing the line between long novelette and cusp-o-novella. I think it won't end up crossing into novella territory...probably. Then again, I've been having massive fail of late when trying to gauge story lengths of my WiPs.
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On May 10th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC), ken_schneyer commented:
So, I gather that those critters in the icon aren't ordinary rabbits, but Plot Bunnies?
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On May 11th, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Hee! Evil plot bunnies!
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