02/14 – metrics

Destiny’s Story [draft 1]

opening count: 9122
closing count: 9818
page count: uncertain*
chapter count: n/a
weekly words: 1740
yearly words: 9818

current music: none

opening line:
After our hands touched again inside the popcorn bowl, James got up to put more movies into the player.

closing line:
Is it really rushing when two people have known each other their whole lives?

reason for stopping: time for bed

favorite phrase:
Besides, we hadn’t done so bad in the garage the other night.

oy vey phrase:
We laughed a lot.

left to write: tons

commentary: I’m still enjoying working on this story. Writing YA has been fun, even if I’m still uncertain about what it is I’m actually doing. I know what’s ‘proper’ for adult fiction, but YA is a whole other ballgame. Writing from Destiny’s point of view has been as enlightening as it’s been interesting. Am almost up to the point of ‘the accident’. If I’m remembering my notes right, it’s like two or three scenes after this current one.

Do people like these kinds of posts? What metrics aren’t on my list that interest you? What metrics are on my list that you don’t care to know?

*it’s all in bits and pieces at the moment.

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Author: Mari Adkins

Appalachian gothic fiction writer - my works reflect a love of literature flavored by the darkness and magic residing in these ancient mountains. In my spare time, I'm a Simmer, I tumbl, I journal, but I always have a very strange sense of humor. I have lived away from the mountains and lived deep in the mountains. I currently live in Central Kentucky with my lifepartner and his cat. The mountains, their culture, their superstitions, their particular magics, will always be in my blood.