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Word Metrics revision

September 4, 2011

THE FANTASTIC MACHINE, a hardboiled steampunk cthulhu thriller about a hotel detective struggling to keep his family & friends safe when an ancient evil is unleashed on the 1905 World’s Exposition.

100% of 50k

Deadline: 1-September-2011
New words:
Total words: 49590
Accomplished in fiction: Revised ch6-9 for alignment. Minor touches. Would keep going but I’ve got livin’ needs doin’.
Accomplished in life: Going to ride bikes over to a friend’s annual party. It’s a beautiful evening in Stumptown.
Other: I’m really eager to get these f’ing “alignment” revisions out of the way. It’s both tedious and tantalizing to go through the manuscript. On a practical note, lemmetellya how the act of revising works. I open two documents, “20110904_TN_REVIS_ch10” and “20110904_TN_inUseRoughDraft_ch10.” The “inUse” doc is the complete rough draft. I cut the chapter I’m working on from the “inUse” doc and paste it into the “REVIS” doc, where I make the changes and then paste it back into the “inUse” doc, saving new docs for each new chapter.


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