Monday, December 30, 2013

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METRICS
New Words: 2169
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 4391
Chapter Twenty-One total: 2688
Chapter Twenty-Two total: 2241
Chapter Twenty-Three total: 2919
Chapter Twenty-Four total: 4017
Total words for first draft: 70,159
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Finished typing Chapter Twenty-Four. Gordon has been rescued. And maybe if I concentrate tonight, I can finish Chapter Twenty-eight.
Fave line: "Too bad the Batsignal is a hunk of junk right now."
What Else I Accomplished Today: Not much. I'm saving it for tomorrow.
What I'm looking forward to: Figuring out what to change for next year.
What I'm not looking forward to: Spraying for termites as soon as the weather cooperates.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 43


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METRICS
New Words: 1283
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 4391
Chapter Twenty-One total: 2688
Chapter Twenty-Two total: 2241
Chapter Twenty-Three total: 2919
Chapter Twenty-Four total: 1848
Total words for first draft: 67,990
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Selina rescued Blake. Blake needs to step up his game. Or maybe not, since over in the rough draft, Catwoman just saved Batman.
Fave line: "I've only gone soft on him, so don't push your luck, Birdboy."
What Else I Accomplished Today: I used my new toaster oven to broil fish. I now own an actual broil feature. Previously, I just used 500 degrees on the oven and watched the food carefully.
What I'm looking forward to: Figuring out what to change for next year.
What I'm not looking forward to: Spraying for termites as soon as the weather cooperates.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 42


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METRICS
New Words: 565
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 4391
Chapter Twenty-One total: 2688
Chapter Twenty-Two total: 2241
Chapter Twenty-Three total: 2919
Chapter Twenty-Four total: 565
Total words for first draft: 66,707
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Started typing Chapter Twenty-four, transcribed the climax and end of the movie, and started writing Chapter Twenty-eight.
Fave line: "Sorry I'm late, sir. Ross' daughter wouldn't let me leave until I had breakfast."
What Else I Accomplished Today: I finally had a slouchy day, which means I ignored cleaning the office, bathroom, and paying bills, but I got my slouchy day!
What I'm looking forward to: Figuring out what to change for next year.
What I'm not looking forward to: Spraying for termites as soon as the weather cooperates.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 41


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METRICS
New Words: 2374
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 4391
Chapter Twenty-One total: 2688
Chapter Twenty-Two total: 2241
Chapter Twenty-Three total: 2919
Total words for first draft: 66,142
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Finished and posted Chapter Twenty-Three.
Fave line: "Things that were left out of my job description."
What Else I Accomplished Today: Christmas is over.
What I'm looking forward to: Figuring out what to change for next year.
What I'm not looking forward to: Spraying for termites this weekend.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

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METRICS
New Words: 545
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 4391
Chapter Twenty-One total: 2688
Chapter Twenty-Two total: 2241
Chapter Twenty-Three total: 545
Total words for first draft: 63,768
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Started on Chapter Twenty-Three.
Fave line: "I don't like the life I was born into, but it does have its perks and I want to give them to you. Starting with a bigger bed."
What Else I Accomplished Today: The easy change the light fixtures in the office and kitchen project that I thought would only take an hour, maybe two with breaks ended up lasting from 10:30 to 2:30. I couldn't run the dishes or laundry because I can't just turn the electricity off in those rooms because my breakers aren't labeled.
What I'm looking forward to: Wrapping presents!
What I'm not looking forward to: Spraying for termites this weekend.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 39


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METRICS
New Words: 327
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 4391
Chapter Twenty-One total: 2688
Chapter Twenty-Two total: 2241
Total words for first draft: 63,223
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Finished typing Chapter Twenty-Two and made headway into Montoya's view of the war on Bane.
Fave line: "I thought you wanted Fox taken away from Bane without Bane noticing? Baby, that's my skill set."
What Else I Accomplished Today: Made some headway on the fanmix soundtrack too. I know the line-up of the first ten songs, identified what songs are for which characters or scenes, and have a list of what songs I need to add to the folder.
What I'm looking forward to: Wrapping presents!
What I'm not looking forward to: Spraying for termites this weekend.

Monday, December 16, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 38


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METRICS
New Words: 1511
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 4391
Chapter Twenty-One total: 2688
Chapter Twenty-Two total: 1914
Total words for first draft: 62,896
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: And the gang is reunited.
Fave line: "You're going to lecture me about risk when you're out in daylight?"
What Else I Accomplished Today: Forgot to cook omelet muffins. Must remember to cook them tomorrow night when I have time to cook.
What I'm looking forward to: Wrapping presents!
What I'm not looking forward to: Spraying for termites this weekend.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 37


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METRICS
New Words: 403
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 4391
Chapter Twenty-One total: 2688
Chapter Twenty-Two total: 403
Total words for first draft: 61,385
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Got started on typing Chapter Twenty-Two and finished the first scene of Chapter Twenty-Seven.
Fave line: "Do you have a death wish?"
What Else I Accomplished Today: Christmas shopping is DONE. If a surprise gift comes up now, they're getting something out of my closet. :p
What I'm looking forward to: A Firefox that works on the paying job. What the frilly heck has gone wrong with it now?
What I'm not looking forward to: A printer issue that developed spontaneously. *headdesk*

Monday, December 09, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 36


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METRICS
New Words: 735
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 4391
Chapter Twenty-One total: 2688
Total words for first draft: 60,982
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Finished typing Chapter Twenty-One. Hopefully I'll finish writing Chapter Twenty-Five today.
Fave line: "Detective, don't blame yourself. Those men knew the risk of entering Gotham City right now."
What Else I Accomplished Today: I need to decide what food I'm bringing to the Christmas party.
What I'm looking forward to: Now I have to buy a smaller bag to hold all the loose stuff in my purse and a new wallet for the cards I carry that don't have any money on them (library cards, rewards cards, discount cards).
What I'm not looking forward to: How long is this cold and dreary weather will last? All week!

Sunday, December 08, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 35


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METRICS
New Words: 864
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 4391
Chapter Twenty-One total: 1953
Total words for first draft: 60,247
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Finished filling in holes that needed movie scenes in the rough draft and got Chapter Twenty-Five started. Almost finished with Chapter Twenty-One.
Fave line: "So we meet again, Mr. Fox."
What Else I Accomplished Today: Set-up my closet for December through March.
What I'm looking forward to: Now I have to buy a smaller bag to hold all the loose stuff in my purse and a new wallet for the cards I carry that don't have any money on them (library cards, rewards cards, discount cards).
What I'm not looking forward to: How long is this cold and dreary weather will last? All week!

Saturday, December 07, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 34


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METRICS
New Words: 181
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 4391
Chapter Twenty-One total: 1089
Total words for first draft: 59,383
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Not enough. I'm not sure what I did with that time.
Fave line: And back to movie dialogue.
What Else I Accomplished Today: Car has a new inspection sticker and oil changed. I have purchased a new purse: Nine West crossbody.
What I'm looking forward to: Now I have to buy a smaller bag to hold all the loose stuff in my purse and a new wallet for the cards I carry that don't have any money on them (library cards, rewards cards, discount cards).
What I'm not looking forward to: How long is this cold and dreary weather will last?

Friday, December 06, 2013

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METRICS
New Words: 500
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 4391
Chapter Twenty-One total: 908
Total words for first draft: 59,202
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Added a little bit more to the movie scene.
Fave line: "Then won't he be surprised when Batman comes back." – I'm curious if any of my commenting readers will pick up on what Blake is all but admitting he will do here.
What Else I Accomplished Today: Made it through Friday.
What I'm looking forward to: Purse shopping! Look, I realized that the current purse which was a gift that hasn't grown on me in the year I've used it, so it cannot hurt anyone's feelings if I ditch it now. I'll have ROOM to carry my stuff and different stuff (like the glucose meter which gets left behind at home more often than it should because it only fits in my black work bag and does not fit in purse). I am GLEEFUL over this shopping and I hate shopping. That should tell you how not a good fit that stupid purse was.
What I'm not looking forward to: Having to get my car worked on in near freezing temps this weekend.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

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METRICS
New Words: 408
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 4391
Chapter Twenty-One total: 408
Total words for first draft: 58,702
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Finally finished the first scene in Chapter 24's rough draft and started typing Chapter 21.
Fave line: Don't have one since the scene is mostly movie dialogue at this point. But I named the other two guys in the Special Forces unit Novick and Rucka.
What Else I Accomplished Today: Chiropractor visit. Need more exercise.
What I'm looking forward to: Purse shopping! Look, I realized that the current purse which was a gift that hasn't grown on me in the year I've used it, so it cannot hurt anyone's feelings if I ditch it now. I'll have ROOM to carry my stuff and different stuff (like the glucose meter which gets left behind at home more often than it should because it only fits in my black work bag and does not fit in purse). I am GLEEFUL over this shopping and I hate shopping. That should tell you how not a good fit that stupid purse was.
What I'm not looking forward to: Having to get my car worked on in near freezing temps this weekend.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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METRICS
New Words: 1957
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 4391
Total words for first draft: 58,294
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Finished typing Chapter Twenty, so I won't be late if the holiday runs a little long. Now I just need to finish Chapter Twenty-three's rough draft.
Fave line: "I didn't say you looked bad in spandex, but you'll look just as good in titanium-dipped tri-weave fiber."
What Else I Accomplished Today: I have successfully ignored the gnawing feeling that I'm forgetting something at home.
What I'm looking forward to: Getting done with this week.
What I'm not looking forward to: Hoping my uncle does remember my pipes while I'm gone.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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METRICS
New Words: 1001
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 2434
Total words for first draft: 56,337
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Bruce has brought Selina to the city bunker.
Fave line: "It better be the penthouse of underground lairs."
What Else I Accomplished Today: Getting this off my to-do list. I have to stop at the store and buy a disposable casserole dish, pack for the trip (including fabric samples and my shopping list for Victorian Blue sewing project if we get to go shopping), see if I have enough clothes dirty to wash my one pair of jeans (or if that's worth putting water in my new washer that may freeze while I'm gone), take out trash, etc. And it all has to wait until I get home from the paying job.
What I'm looking forward to: Getting done with this week.
What I'm not looking forward to: Packing for my Thanksgiving trip. And the temperature is going to fall into the 20s? WTF?

Monday, November 25, 2013

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METRICS
New Words: 1000
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 1433
Total words for first draft: 55,336
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Ding, dong! a character is dead!
Fave line: "They broke my zipper. At least the coat will cover it." – And that means I have also successfully put in both of Catwoman's current looks.
What Else I Accomplished Today: One holiday meal is done; how many more to go?
What I'm looking forward to: Getting done with this week.
What I'm not looking forward to: Packing for my Thanksgiving trip. And the temperature is going to fall into the 20s? WTF?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

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METRICS
New Words: 2043
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 2205
Chapter Twenty total: 433
Total words for first draft: 54,336
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Chapter Nineteen is ready to post and Chapter Twenty started. I finished writing Chapter Chapter Twenty-two and started on Chapter Twenty-Three.
Fave line: "I fell for that once. What stupid thing are you planning now?"
What Else I Accomplished Today: Not as much as I wanted because the electricity went out for two hours! And Mom found me a washing machine Saturday, so that crisis is over except for paying for it.
What I'm looking forward to: My office's Thanksgiving dinner is tomorrow.
What I'm not looking forward to: Packing for my Thanksgiving trip.

Friday, November 22, 2013

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METRICS
New Words: 595
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Chapter Nineteen total: 595
Total words for first draft: 52,293
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Finished the rough draft for Chapter 21, started the rough draft of Chapter 22, and started typing Chapter 19. I don't like being this close to what I'm posting.
Fave line: "He stopped checking on your screams six weeks ago. You missed his great rant on America the land of therapy and Dr. Phil should have dealt with your night terrors."
What Else I Accomplished Today: Forced the washing machine into a spot where it doesn't bang against the house and my hose faucets, so I finished my laundry without having to go to a Laundromat.
What I'm looking forward to: Getting the pies out of my freezer.
What I'm not looking forward to: Shopping for a washing machine.

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METRICS
New Words: 1655
Total words for first draft: 38,045
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Finished the second draft!
Fave line: "Just accept it and move on. She beat the man who did this to me."
What Else I Accomplished Today: Figured out what my problem has probably been sleep-wise all week; I slacked off on my water intake. Oops.
What I'm looking forward to: Posting everything I have backlogged on sewing projects, so I can concentrate on the new sewing project.
What I'm not looking forward to: Paying bills.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

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METRICS
New Words: 1014
Total words for first draft: 36,390
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Started typing up the loose ends in Gotham.
Fave line: "Even though the charges are gone and I only stayed in there because I didn't trust Bane not to break my neck, I'm sure it still counts as your collar."
What Else I Accomplished Today: I hope tonight I'll get chores done so this weekend will be downtime.
What I'm looking forward to: Posting everything I have backlogged on sewing projects, so I can concentrate on the new sewing project.
What I'm not looking forward to: Paying bills.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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METRICS
New Words: 1010
Total words for first draft: 34,376
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Bruce and Selina work things out.
Fave line: "Really? I told her to stay with Blake. That's how well she listens to me. We both need you, Selina."
What Else I Accomplished Today: Working through a headache that isn't responding to Aleve yet.
What I'm looking forward to: Posting everything I have backlogged on sewing projects, so I can concentrate on the new sewing project.
What I'm not looking forward to: Paying bills.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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METRICS
New Words: 1026
Total words for first draft: 34,366
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Gordon and Selina's reunion at the hospital.
Fave line: "How do I keep giving the impression that I'm a liar?"
What Else I Accomplished Today: I forgot to turning the AC units off last night, so I managed to get out of bed into a freezing house. That took willpower, damnit!
What I'm looking forward to: Posting everything I have backlogged on sewing projects, so I can concentrate on the new sewing project.
What I'm not looking forward to: Paying bills.

Monday, November 18, 2013

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METRICS
New Words: 1018
Total words for first draft: 33,340
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Climatic fight is over.
Fave line: "You are lucky I'm not the executioner Ra's wanted me to be."
What Else I Accomplished Today: I finally got started on that pesky scene in the other novel.
What I'm looking forward to: Posting everything I have backlogged on sewing projects, so I can concentrate on the new sewing project.
What I'm not looking forward to: Paying bills.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

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METRICS
New Words: 1498
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 2411
Total words for first draft: 51,698
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: I added the formerly Chapter Nineteen rough draft to Chapter Eighteen and now it's at an acceptable length.
Fave line: "Well, yes, I'm used to bad people having reasons for the bad things they do."
What Else I Accomplished Today: Got all my holiday meals shopping completed. Cooking it about two weeks away.
What I'm looking forward to: Picking up the rough draft now that I finally watched the pesky scene I had been avoiding.
What I'm not looking forward to: Shopping for a washing machine.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 25


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METRICS
New Words: 913
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Chapter Eighteen total: 913
Total words for first draft: 50,200
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Finished the one scene that was outlined for Chapter Eighteen and it came up too short. Time to renumber the chapters again.
Fave line: "When I see Gordon I'm nominating you for his fast-track to detective program."
What Else I Accomplished Today: I think I finally killed the washing machine.
What I'm looking forward to: See if I can coax anybody into commenting on Chapter Eighteen since it's full of viewpoint characters the readers don't like.
What I'm not looking forward to: Shopping for a washing machine.

Friday, November 15, 2013

TDKR Weapon of the Shadows Metrics 15


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METRICS
New Words: 1583
Total words for first draft: 32,322
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: I finished the rough draft! I also expanded out the word count because I have 23 handwritten pages left to go. I may not have expanded out enough.
Fave line: "Your gun don't shoot no more. You ruined it."
What Else I Accomplished Today: Figured out I will have to take fried chicken off my allowed foods list, though it may have been the biscuits with the fried chicken.
What I'm looking forward to: Posting everything I have backlogged on sewing projects, so I can concentrate on the new sewing project.
What I'm not looking forward to: Making myself watch the scene I need to. I keep moving away from the living room when I have time to do it. :p

Thursday, November 14, 2013

TDKR Weapon of the Shadows Metrics 14


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METRICS
New Words: 282
Total words for first draft: 30,739
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: I finished the second to last scene's rough draft and got started on the first scene of the fourth part.
Fave line: "I don't know what you're talking about, you ebony enthusiast of equity."
What Else I Accomplished Today: I finally picked up all my new prescriptions. Talk about sticker shock!
What I'm looking forward to: Posting everything I have backlogged on sewing projects, so I can concentrate on the new sewing project.
What I'm not looking forward to: Making myself watch the scene I need to. I keep moving away from the living room when I have time to do it. :p

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

TDKR Weapon of the Shadows Metrics 13


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METRICS
New Words: 764
Total words for first draft: 30,457
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Finished Part Three if I keep my current breaks of this story.
Fave line: "The Occupation made strange bedfellows. But you targeting all my friends in Gotham just isn't sporting, even if you missed Gordon by a mile."
What Else I Accomplished Today: I've finally got a grip on the second to last scene of the whole thing that I'm writing out in longhand. My outline didn't cover a lot of the emotional distress that the fight brought out.
What I'm looking forward to: Posting everything I have backlogged on sewing projects, so I can concentrate on the new sewing project.
What I'm not looking forward to: Making myself watch the scene I need to. I keep moving away from the living room when I have time to do it. :p

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

TDKR Weapon of the Shadows Metrics 12


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METRICS
New Words: 1002
Total words for first draft: 29,693
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Blake and Cassandra are bonding, sort of.
Fave line: She scowled at his kneecaps, and he asked himself how many blows would it take for her to break them.
What Else I Accomplished Today: Had fun with getting the wrong reading from my glucose monitor because I couldn't get enough blood out of my arm. And it's freezing tonight! Literally, the weather people have all predicated it getting down to 32-degress Fahrenheit.
What I'm looking forward to: Posting everything I have backlogged on sewing projects, so I can concentrate on the new sewing project.
What I'm not looking forward to: Making myself watch the scene I need to. I keep moving away from the living room when I have time to do it. :p

Monday, November 11, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 24


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METRICS
New Words: 1634
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Chapter Seventeen total: 1634
Total words for first draft: 49,287
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Finished typing Chapter Seventeen. It's shorter than I like, but all I can think to add to it is boring details so I'll probably leave it alone.
Fave line: She hung up after ring number twenty.
What Else I Accomplished Today: Tried on Victorian underwear and measured myself to see which size of the pattern to cut out.
What I'm looking forward to: Finishing a writing project this month.
What I'm not looking forward to: Going back to work tomorrow.

Friday, November 08, 2013

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TDKR Weapon of the Shadows Metrics 11


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METRICS
New Words: 1730
Total words for first draft: 28,685
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Bruce is on his way to save Selina.
Fave line: "If the afterlife is a hospital, sign me up for haunting people."
What Else I Accomplished Today: I defrosted chicken and cooked alfredo.
What I'm looking forward to: Straightening up the house and writing this weekend.
What I'm not looking forward to: Straightening up the house and figuring out why the computer DVD player wants to stutter through the movie. I may have to fire up the Blu-Ray player to watch the scene I need.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

TDKR Weapon of the Shadows Metrics 10


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METRICS
New Words: 1140
Total words for first draft: 26,955
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Bruce has introduced Cassandra to Blake and Babs.
Fave line: "How the hell did you not blow up and how the hell did you know assassins were coming after the Commissioner from where the hell you went, and who the hell is that?"
What Else I Accomplished Today: Took my blood sugar three times.
What I'm looking forward to: Straightening up the house and writing this weekend.
What I'm not looking forward to: Straightening up the house and figuring out why the computer DVD player wants to stutter through the movie. I may have to fire up the Blu-Ray player to watch the scene I need.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 23


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METRICS
New Words: 552
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 2457
Total words for first draft: 47,653
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Finished typing Chapter Sixteen. Now I just have to finish writing Chapter Twenty-one and Twenty-two.
Fave line: "Someone has to protect the good people from monsters like Bane, Dr. Leslie."
What Else I Accomplished Today: I don't remember anything spectacular.
What I'm looking forward to: Tidying up the mess I left in the office last night.
What I'm not looking forward to: Laundry that I didn't get done over the weekend. Oops.

Monday, November 04, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 22


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METRICS
New Words: 1397
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 1905
Total words for first draft: 47,101
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Blake has delivered the gasoline to Father Reilly and is off to check on the East Eighteenth Street Clinic.
Fave line: "I'm still the most popular gal at the party."
What Else I Accomplished Today: Paid bills. I was having one of those "if I just ignore them, I'll have money" spazes. Got over it.
What I'm looking forward to: Tidying up the mess I left in the office last night.
What I'm not looking forward to: Laundry that I didn't get done over the weekend. Oops.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 21


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METRICS
New Words: 580
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Chapter Sixteen total: 580
Total words for first draft: 45,704
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Selina vs. Barsad round three.
Fave line: "I'm not the warlord's daughter, you fanatical bastard!"
What Else I Accomplished Today: I have company over, so relaxing and sewing projects.
What I'm looking forward to: We're going out for Thai food for lunch.
What I'm not looking forward to: Dealing with the paperwork mess still left on my desk. :p Hey, I got the rest of the house clean.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 20


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METRICS
New Words: 804
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 3058
Total words for first draft: 45,124
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Finished typing Chapter Fifteen; started writing Chapter Twenty-One.
Fave line: "He's pretending to be a piƱata."
What Else I Accomplished Today: Ever so slowly chipping away at the things left to do list at home. The biggest problem seems to be how a simple task spawns at least two more tasks to do before it can be finished. Couldn't caulk the kitchen ceiling because it must be clean, so I cleaned it. Then I got bogged down in another task and still didn't caulk the ceiling.
What I'm looking forward to: Halloween!
What I'm not looking forward to: I never put cleaning the back porch on my list, but I better do it soon otherwise, someone will trip in the dark and die and it will probably be me.

Monday, October 28, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 19


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METRICS
New Words: 2254
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Chapter Fifteen total: 2254
Total words for first draft: 44,320
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Characters collide, and I got a lot of typing done for a Monday.
Fave line: "I heard you talking. No need to clam up now."
What Else I Accomplished Today: I spent the whole weekend on house repairs and finished all but 5 projects out of the list of 18. I know that's good, but it means this week is spent cleaning up the mess made by home repair work and finishing up what I didn't get done before company comes on Friday. One room at a time. But just from what I already got done this weekend, my bedroom is a dark cave for hibernation.
What I'm looking forward to: Halloween!
What I'm not looking forward to: Shopping for a Halloween prop I thought I had bought, but turns out what I got must be plugged in. Off to find a battery-powered version or the raw ingredients to hack a battery-powered version.

Monday, October 21, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 18


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METRICS
New Words: 1636
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 2432
Total words for first draft: 42,066
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: The resistance has started and Blake is telling bedtime stories to his former partner's kid.
Fave line: "Fire breathing dragons are prone to explosions."
What Else I Accomplished Today: It's Monday. I feel accomplished when I got out of bed on time this morning.
What I'm looking forward to: Ben and Jerry's ice cream I got on sale.
What I'm not looking forward to: The rest of the paperwork basked I still have left to go through.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

TDKR: One Rule Metrics 17


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METRICS
New Words: 796
Prologue total: 708
Chapter One total: 2303
Chapter Two total: 3364
Chapter Three total: 3698
Chapter Four total: 2619
Chapter Five total: 2725
Chapter Six total: 3613
Chapter Seven total: 2208
Chapter Eight total: 5048
Chapter Nine total: 1403
Chapter Ten total: 2475
Chapter Eleven total: 2270
Chapter Twelve total: 3722
Chapter Thirteen total: 3486
Chapter Fourteen total: 796
Total words for first draft: 40,430
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Explaining what Batman's lie purpose was and how it got away from both Gordon and Bruce.
Fave line: "The truth about Harvey Dent, which doesn't seem to have fazed any veterans of MCU, hit him hard."
What Else I Accomplished Today: The deep cleaning of the house is finished. Now I just have to maintain it (and put the vacuum cleaner back together again). Vacation ended on a sad note when I found out my cousin was murdered.
What I'm looking forward to: Tonight I have to deal with paperwork and filing.
What I'm not looking forward to: Back to the paying job tomorrow.

TDKR Weapon of the Shadows Metrics 9


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METRICS
New Words: 438
Total words for first draft: 25,815
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: Finished the scene showing how Selina spent her time in Gotham.
Fave line: Selina kept her comments neutral because she had no idea who Roger Goodell was, why he hated the Rogues, or what it had to do with salary caps.
What Else I Accomplished Today: I broke the mop and had to go out and buy a cheap replacement. I'm not happy with the cheap replacement, but the mopping is getting done.
What I'm looking forward to: Mopping and writing.
What I'm not looking forward to: Paying bills.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

TDKR Weapon of the Shadows Metrics 8


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METRICS
New Words: 704
Total words for first draft: 25,377
What I Accomplished in the Narrative Today: So close to finishing this section.
Fave line: "You do know what cats do to birds, don't you, Ozzy? Give me this assassin's name so I can arrange for his world of hurt. Nothing will point back to you."
What Else I Accomplished Today: Finished the kitchen! Now all I have to do tomorrow is mop the whole house and wash the vacuum cleaner.
What I'm looking forward to: Mopping and writing.
What I'm not looking forward to: Paying bills.