I can’t call it a Ten Day Challenge without Day 10. So here it is. 😉 I started working on Summer’s End again this morning, after taking a delicious four-day break from it. And I was feeling it. I started at 8.30 (not so much a morning person when the wife is home) and wrote 2500 words before lunch. Taking the overall total to 31.000 words. Once I crossed the 20.000 words mark I knew this
novella petite novel would never end at 30.000 words and it hasn’t. I have a few more chapters to add and I think the first draft will finish somewhere between 35.000 and 40.000 words.
Also, to my big surprise, I started to miss blogging on a daily basis. It feels so good to vent on here a bit. Seriously. 😉
After lunch we continued our search for both a new flat and a Ladylit office. No luck on the flat front just yet, but… we’ve signed the lease for an office! In fact, we already have the key. (Nothing moves as fast as real estate in Hong Kong!) We can start decorating (aka go on many trips to Ikea, which is conveniently located at walking distance from our home) already. I’m so excited about this. By Hong Kong standards it’s a fairly big, lofty space and it will be ‘such fun’ (sorry, I watched too many episodes of Miranda recently) to move out of my bedroom/office.
Meanwhile, the first draft of Summer’s End isn’t finished yet, but it does already have a cover (which may get tweaked a little along the way.)
I so wish it was me in that picture
I’ve made a deal with myself that every day I’m working on Summer’s End, I will blog about it. So, hopefully until tomorrow (unless I spend the day at Ikea.)
Day 1: 1000 words
Day 2: 3600 words
Day 3: 2400 words
Day 4: 0 words
Day 5: 6000 words
Day 6: 5000 words
Day 7: 4500 words
Day 8: 4300 words
Day 9: 1700 words
Day 10: 2500 words
Total: 31.000 words
Alan Brown says
The cover looks good, and an interesting lead in to the story (whatever it may be).
Harper Bliss says
Thanks, Alan. Let’s just say the beach plays an important part in it. 😉