Archive for March 19, 2009

Week eleven was a good week.  Managed to do around 9500 words during the week, almost all on Winter Wolves.  The total for the draft now stands at 33331 words written, over 40% of the desired end total.

At this stage I am roughly halfway through the planned chapters, though the word output for the second half of the draft probably wont match the first. My guess is by the time the 21 chapters are complete, the draft will be around 60,000 words.  It will therefore need around 20,000 more words added during the rewrite and polishing, but we will worry about that later.

Despite the output it could have been much better.  There were a number of days were I got an hours solid writing in and did 1000 words in that period.  Then, instead of continuing on, I slacked off.  Imagien what could happen if I could get a solid six hours done in one day?


Musical Interlude

Posted: March 19, 2009 in musical interlude
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A return to the musical interludes, and this one was brought about by a youtube video clip.  Don’t ask me how they do it.

Yep, the familiar strains of the Doctor Who theme – but done via tesla coils and electrical arcs.

As you do, I went looking at links to related videos and found this one, which is a compilation of every Doctor Who over its forty years.

Then there was this small clip, which is of one of my favourite bits of music from the new Doctor Who series.  The tune is called All the Strange, Strange Creatures.  Kind of fitting for Dr Who.

I went looking for a full version of this one and came across a recording done at Doctor Who at the Proms.  This was done in front of an audience, so you can hear them in bits, but it is certainly an awesome peace of music when played out loud.