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29 March 2007 @ 09:06 am
slightly closer to closing in on closure  
I sketched out the final two missing scenes from the first section of my novel at the bar last night. Now, I guess I actually have to turn all those partially-written bits into actual prose. Or I could just continue on, sketching out the missing bits of the rest of the novel, but after six eight! months of writing, I think I'd like some closure with the beginning of the book. Even just the relative closure of having a first draft of some opening chapters. Of course, if I get frustrated with that process, I can always go back to sketching out the rest of the book.

I'm also starting to get worried about how long it will be. I originally envisioned it as no more than 80,000 words, but if every section is as long as the first, it's going to be more than twice that. That's what I get for reading Cryptonomicon while writing. Time to read something short and sweet. Ah, well, no use counting chickens before they hatch (especially when I'm still trying to figure out where I'm going to build the coop).

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Listening to: The Faces - "Stay With Me"
a foxy vixen, so illustriousgloriamunty on March 29th, 2007 02:16 pm (UTC)
Go you! I'm coming up on a year of having quit the studio and started writing, though I think I didn't start this screenplay until I got back from London. Ten months, though! Keep on keepin' on, my friend...
Diary of an Ass Monkey: comics: monkey typingassmonkeydiary on March 29th, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks! On the nights when I'm sacrificing fun time to work on writing, it definitely helps knowing you (and some others) are out there writing as well.
Pallaspallasathene8 on March 30th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)
Two bizarre pictures in a row. You're on a roll.