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Answers #1 [Apr. 13th, 2006|03:47 pm]
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This is a reply to questions posted in my ask me anything entry.

what's up?!

The wordcount on my manuscript. I've been trying to do a little writing each evening so that the draft of my novel might, eventually, be finished. I'm up to 95K words. I'm pretty much on the final chapters; need to add some interstitials and add some missing sections. The first draft will likely weigh in at around 115K words. Then... editing.

As for right now? I'm at work. I deal with the infrastructure and libraries of a very large software project, so doing rebuilds of even one subsystem (as I have been today) takes a while. This allows for a bit of LJ updating, as I'm doing now.

From: jovino
2006-04-14 12:05 am (UTC)
OMG! back that up! save it to CD! send a copy off-site. Like, now!

That's amazing. What are you writing about?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-04-14 04:56 am (UTC)
Oh yes. I save backup copies to my PC weekly and my thumb drive monthly. I'm properly paranoid! :)

I don't have a really good capsule summary, yet. It's a fantasy adventure novel. But it's not pulp fantasy (elves, dragons, wizards); instead, it's more of an anthro world with allegorical overtones. Think Redwall or something of the sort.

The story follows a fairly traditional Hero's Quest story structure (hey, it's my favorite), but it focuses more on the characters, their relationships, and their growth than the quest and obstacles.

I began it as part of NaNoWriMo and I hope to finish it this summer. Then I'll see about whether people think it's good, publishable, etc. (Yes, I'll need beta readers. No, not quite yet. ;)
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