August 25th, 2006

Tardy Turtle: writer

Novel Update

Last week, before vacation, I reached a point where I'm going to say that I have the first complete draft of my novel done.

There's really a list of a dozen or so fixes that I know I need to make. But I keep going in to change things, rereading, finding problems (sometimes blatant mistakes), and refreshing the todo list. So I just had to find a point where I felt that the story was pretty much contained and call it a complete draft. After all, that still implies changes to come.

I'm taking a bit of a break from it right now. In a week or so, I'll get back into it (with fresh eyes again, I hope).

Final length? About 116 thousand words. From what I can tell, that's about right for a novel in the fantasy genre. They range from 90-140 Kw, with the exceptionally page-stuffed ones (you know the authors I mean) hitting 200 Kw.

So that's where it stands right now. We'll see what happens. And I still haven't decided if I'll be doing NaNoWriMo again this year...