Thursday, December 27, 2007

New interview and WordWatch 2007

Heidi Ruby Miller sent me her famous Pick 6 interview, in which authors choose six out of fifteen questions to answer. I managed to squeeze into the end of the year, so go check it out.

You might remember that last year I embarked on the Quarter-Million-Word March. And failed, mostly because I wasn't in the middle of any first-draft projects. This year I passed that mark somewhere around Thanksgiving (woo-hoo!), and have nearly reached my goal of writing three hundred thousand words in one calendar year.

I have 18,856 words left, so with five days, that means 3,771 words/day. Definitely a challenge, but not an insurmountable one, considering I'm in the middle of the first draft of the second vampire book (if you can call 15% finished "in the middle").

Each day I'll post my current count. If I make 300K, what should be my reward?

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