Tag Archives: word count

Breaking 15,000/My Villain/A Gift to The World/Stoked

15,000 words exactly, lovelies. I am concerned, however. I seem to have built myself a bridge to nowhere. This bridge is a 6,000-word rabbit trail that goes nowhere until maybe the last 200 words. But I have more of a direction more after blasting through approximately 1,000 words.

I also know how to write my villain. In draft #1, he was a maniac. Now I really want to not make him quite so maniacally evil and more condescending and pompous. Like he’s not evil because of some tragic backstory – he’s evil because he thinks he’s a gift to the world and thinks he should rule everyone. I’ve never written anything like this before and I’m stoked. Confession: I generally fall in love with my villains because they’re always super attractive. I don’t picture myself falling for this one at all.

I do, however, see myself laughing a lot. I think I may write a scene with him in it later just for fun.

I hope that y’all have the best day ever.


Ryon xx


An Every Day Thing/14,000 Words/The Fourth/Registers


I’m strongly considering making this an every day thing and updating the world on the novel progress and life in general. I tried last July and only managed 3 long, rambling entries about history and such. I’m so glad that any of y’all liked them. History is something that just rocks, as you have seen.

Novel update: I’ve been writing so much that I have had a 750-word limit per day placed upon me. I broke 14,000 yesterday and spent my word count today writing what I think is an emotional scene that I should like to place somewhere later on in the draft. No idea where I’ll put it, but I hope to keep the vast majority of it.

Life update: The Fourth is coming soon, and it’s my favorite holiday because you get to a.) eat, b.) swim and c.) blow things up. Sounds like a perfect combo to me.

Unfortunately, I have to work that day. Hopefully I’m learning the registers to spice things up. Just pray that I’m not too exhausted to swim!