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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-11-08 03:48
Subject: [books|writing] Kalimpura Progriss Riport Again
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Tags:books, kalimpura, travel, writing
10,500 words on Kalimpura in flight today, across about five and a half hours of writing time. Transcontinental flights have their uses. Plus half an hour of WRPA, lightly editing three stories to send back out to market and cleaning up my tracking spreadsheet.

I feel Highly Productive.

Meanwhile, have a WIP...
The deck rolled beneath me and I glanced up to see another wave rising. It was like staring at a wall. I wasted precious seconds watching the sea raise that giant hand against me, then began scrambling up the bridge ladder as the next great wave broke against Prince Enero's port railing.

The raging water caught at my calves, my thighs, my waist. I kept climbing, praying to stay ahead of it. I felt as if I would be sucked down at any moment. Lost over the side without a trace. It boiled around me, stinging cold and angry as any jilted lover.

A jilted lover whose fists weighed as much as cities.

The water reluctantly pulled away without claiming me in its grip. Gasping, I climbed more, realizing from the agony in my left arm that I'd been clinging with both hands.

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User: jimvanpelt
Date: 2010-11-08 12:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What!? You drafted 10,500 words in one session? The mind reels.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-11-08 13:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
More like three sessions in truth, as I had to stop and change planes in the middle of the trip, and I took a half hour nap midway through the first flight. But yeah. (For comparison, I once did a 21,000 word day, but that was a very deliberate push to see how far I could take it.)
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User: jimvanpelt
Date: 2010-11-08 13:37 (UTC)
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Clearly, I spend too much at the keyboard, staring into space. LOL. Congrats. That's a 4.2 Lk day, or, if you're cool about your writing progress vernacular, a tetraLake.
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Lawrence M. Schoen
User: klingonguy
Date: 2010-11-08 14:07 (UTC)
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I refuse to feel any guilt about taking time out of your writing schedule by dining with you tonight. So there.
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User: keikaimalu
Date: 2010-11-08 18:44 (UTC)
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Out of curiosity, how many words do you write in an average day? On a really good day? (I know you said 21,000 words once, but I mean the kind of good day you've done many times.)

My best writing day was in college, about 20,000 words over a span of probably 8-10 hours.

I'm physically capable of typing 5,000 words a day without trouble, but my output rarely keeps up with that. Mostly I tend toward between 500 and 1,500 words per day when I'm grooving on something.
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Michael Curry: alton
User: mcurry
Date: 2010-11-08 21:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The mind boggles.

But in a good way!

Glad you're making awesome progress.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2010-11-09 09:24 (UTC)
Subject: Totally off-topic here - about Orycon

Sorry, someone told me that this was the best way to try to communicate with you.

The Orycon schedule that I just received indicates that I am the moderator for the group storytelling session. I don't remember it being that way on the preliminary schedule, but it's ok with me, I guess.

In past programs, I've talked to kids a little about different story elements: characters, places, events; with them offering suggestions which we wrote down. Then each storyteller's turn would start with drawing one of these suggested elements at random to work into that part of the story.
Anyway, I was hoping to find out how the rest of you would like to structure this.
I also brought a tape recorder so I could transcribe the story/stories and either print or email copies for the participants.

So does that match up at all with what you were thinking or is it wildly different?

Shauna McKain-Storey
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-11-09 11:59 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Totally off-topic here - about Orycon
Hi, Shauna -

You didn't leave me any way to respond directly, and you don't have an LJ handle, so I can't message you here. Go ahead and try my main email address at jlake(a)jlake.com.


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