Saturday, February 27, 2010

Novel update . . .

Novel Update 3:

Start of day 22 of 30 and I have 45,696 words. To put that into book terms that is about 154 pages. I hope to meet the goal of 50,000 words by the end of this weekend. However, once to 50,000 words I will be no where near done with my story.

Cassandra Clare, author of the Mortal Instruments series, says that it takes her about one full year to write one of her books, which are over 450 pages long.

I reckon that my first draft will be around 250 pages. And I can pretty much promise that the first draft is a bit painful, but I find that rather than letting that discourage me, I let it push me forward. I want to make it to the end so I can go back to the beginning.

I realize today that I am actually writing a novel. Is it a good novel? Well, that is yet to be determined. Regardless, it is still a novel.

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