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First draft complete

In a race to the end, I completed the first draft of "Blonde Bimbos on the Moon". First draft rings in at just over 3500 words.

Within acceptable range, and the number will change with revisions. I tend to write my first draft lean (bare bones action and dialogue, with description only where plot-critical). I expect that between adding atmosphere and removing logistical over-writing that this story will end up about 4000 words. (By logistical over-writing, I mean that when I figure out exactly what has to be physically done to accomplish something, and then write all the stupid boring details.)

Completed draft is currently en route to my critique partners. Tomorrow I start revisions. Thursday (with perfect timing) I attend a writing seminar at the library by Edo van Belkom on writing short stories. Hope I can get this lump polished before the submission deadline for the big honkin' SF cliche issue.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
First draft FINISHED!
2,160 + 1,346

I really should get a paid LJ account, so I could add a Blonde Bimbo icon. But maybe not.... No time to diddle with icons on this deadline. Yowsa!


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Oct. 19th, 2005 11:58 am (UTC)
Oddly, this entry just hangs at the top of my f'list, but with nothing but the "Current mood." I clicked "Reply" to see what it was....
Oct. 20th, 2005 11:12 am (UTC)
Weird. I don't know what happened.
Oct. 19th, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
Just in case, here's your icon. Made just for you!

Oct. 19th, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
Although, honestly, I may use it for any mock_the_stupid posts I make...
Oct. 20th, 2005 11:17 am (UTC)
Thanks! That looks like Valerie when she's back on Earth. But feel free to use the icon for your posts in that community.
Dec. 23rd, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC)
I didn't get the icon when you offered, as there was a 3-icon limit on free accounts. I was going to pick it up now that I have space for 3 more icons, but the link no longer works. :-( Do you still have your wonderful Blonde Bimbo icon?
Dec. 27th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
Yep, just go over to my userpics page over here and she's fourth from the bottom in the left-hand column. Says by me to you and everything!
Dec. 28th, 2005 04:00 am (UTC)
I got the picture. :-)
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