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Fallen Rewrite - Week 6

42 days into Novel In 90 and I think this week was better than the last two. It feels that way. Finished one chapter, started another one where the narrative picked up the rape scene. Added about two new pages dealing with the latter event. Because it needed it.

About 1,000 words today. About 8,000 words for the week. Sitting at 181 pages and 45,250 words.


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Feb. 19th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
I used to write at night, after the wife and kids went to sleep. Work and family always intrudes, which is only right in my opinion. Makes for late nights, but they're worthwhile.
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Feb. 19th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
For now I must try to drop the words down between naps and Strawberry Shortcake episodes.

And what's interesting about that for me is how SS will influence your writing.

I leave the TV on while I'm writing. Low volume, mindless programming. Works like Muzak for me. But subtle things creep into my writing. Tones, descriptions. Works great when the book has a contemporary setting (or even a futuristic one, because I want to ground the characters and make them accessible to modern day readers). Not so much when it's more historical, as is the case with Fallen.

If I'm lucky and someone picks it up, I'll have the luxury of updating the setting and eventually catching up to myself. I've got ideas for two to three more, which would take the story all the way through to 1950. At most, I'll probably write the second one, because it might make it an easier sell -- and because I like the main characters and want to explore their story that far. Novels written on spec consume so much time, it's hard to write them without getting something in return, though I know you can't make a living writing short stories. At least, not at the pace I keep. :-)
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Feb. 20th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
Feb. 19th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
It's great to see the progress you're making on the novel. I'm anxious for the day I can go into the supermarket and buy your book off the shelf. Make it happen!
Feb. 19th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the support. Wish publishing wasn't out of my control, but that's the nature of the business.

I feel better about my writing and plotting, though. About two weeks back, prior to the reveal on Heroes as to the identity of Claire's father, we were talking about it at the office. (There are seveal genre geeks here, which makes non-office conversation easier.) Everyone thought I was crazy when I suggested it was the older Petrellie brother.

Whenever I see things like that, but more so whenever I put them into my own writing, I always believe I'm being too obvious, that my plotting's transparent. More and more I think it's that I'm just able to think in a convoluted way.
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