April 30th, 2007

glowyball

The count, and the new Heroes.

Three hundred and thirteen pages.

Three hundred and thirteen pages.

I printed it out today. The stats:

Completed pages=313
Completed chapters=20
Chapters still confined to crappy outlines=18
Packages of dollar-store dividers expended=4
Number of extremely unhappy printer cartridges=1
Approximate weight of whole thing, all together=SEVEN THOUSAND POUNDS

It's going to be a THOUSAND PAGES LONG. Okay, no, probably four hundred. Gods. This is going to be murder to edit. *headdesk*

I do find it kind of funny that I did the first fifty thousand words in one month, and the other fifty thousand will have taken me another six. Seven at the absolute outside.

On the other hand, at about a chapter a day, the rate I'm going, I should definitely have it done by May this time. Including the two weeks I'll spend agonizing over the boring connecty-bits I tend to leave 'til last. I'm noticing a disturbing trend in my writing - I enjoy re-reading my own fic, but generally not my original stuff. With the possible exception of some of the later-timeline Paxverse stuff. And that's mainly because in my head, it's all fic by now, really. I don't know if this is a sign of the quality of the original fic, or just that I've spent way too much time reading it. Hm. Maybe I should stop thinking about it.

Anyway, May. Seriously. I mean it this time. *firm nod*

Let's see... the new Sanctuary trailer is up - this would be a slightly-cleaned-up version of the one we got to see on the tour. I'll be straight with you: I can't get it to load, for some reason, but only because the main page won't stop loading off a cached file, despite my having deleted the Temps. Go figure. If you can view it, do. It is excellent and it becomes excellenter with every viewing. Shut up. :P

And then there was Heroes. Wheee. :D On the subject of which I will refrain from comment except to tell you all that the very geekiest thing I shouted at the TV this particular evening was: "JESS! DECLAN! DON'T FIGHT!"

Which is not actually a spoiler at all, really, unless you happen to be a)a former student of Douglas College in Coquitlam, b)familiar with extremely obscure Canadian shows, and/or c) me. Probably. And even then, it's a bit of a stretch. ;)

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A Stargate and then sleep. And even dressed up to go swing dancing Carter manages to come off as a complete and utter nerd. I can't tell you how endearing I find that.