Work in Progress: Charming Sharra

Progress report:

Last time looked at: 7/30/17

Last actual wordage added: 7/30/17

Pages added, 7/30/17: 6

Current page count: 29

Estimated final page count: 300? I don’t really have any idea.

Deadline: None. Purely speculative.

Comments: I seem to have skipped a progress report or two; sorry about that.

Finished Chapter Three, started Chapter Four. Sharra has just settled on what she wants to hire Poldrian to do.

Word-count is 7,016.

Work in Progress: The Wizard’s Path

Progress report:

Last time looked at: 10/18/12

Last actual wordage added: 10/18/12

Pages added 10/18/12: 1

Current page count: 4

Estimated final page count: Probably about 200 – 250.

Deadline: None. Purely speculative.

Comments: It was on my page-count list, which reminded me that it exists, and that I had two conflicting versions, so I went and looked at both of them and decided which one to keep and which to discard.

They weren’t very different, and one was clearly a later, revised version, so I kept that one, but the big difference was that in the revised one I had reversed the protagonist’s sex. I forget who suggested that, but it’s probably a good idea — though it does mean I’m writing an awful lot of stuff with female leads, and too many of them have vaguely similar names (Emily, Amelia, Alicia).

Anyway, Dellen has taken Uncle Zavar home with her, where her kid brother (invented today) is serving the essential storytelling role of asking his sister questions that let me do some infodumps for readers.

And finding this thread, I stumbled across the thread for The Partial Observer, which wasn’t on the page-counts list. Hmm.

Work in Progress: The Sacrifice

Originally posted to my newsgroup on SFF Net, June 23, 2012:

Progress report:

Last time looked at: 6/22/12

Last actual wordage added: 6/22/12

Pages added, 6/22/12: 9

Current page count: 10

Estimated final page count, first draft: 10-15

Deadline: None.

Comments: I think I mentioned coming up with a story idea a couple of weeks ago — well, May 20, apparently, looking at the date on the file. Anyway, I had an outline, but hadn’t actually written any of it.

Tonight I wrote most of it. Almost all of it, actually, but the ending’s not there yet.

This is the short story version of the original idea; there are multiple variants and spin-offs plotted, as well, but I don’t know whether I’ll write any of them.

Anne’s finished her story, but Kimma isn’t satisfied with the ending, and it still needs a wrap-up on the meta-level, as well.

Word-count is 2,640

I never did come up with a really satisfactory ending, so this never went any further and is still sitting on my hard drive unfinished. Maybe someday.