Tuesday, August 22, 2023

A Quick Update

This is a day with too much (to do) and too little (time), but This Doesn't Feel Like the Future hit 70,000 words yesterday and looks like it's on pace to be completed by the time we leave for Japan. To do that, I need to start writing 1,000 words a day, which should be manageable.

First drafts are strange, but it's hard to describe how they're strange. You have a rough idea of the plot and the characters, but you don't know either very well, so there are plenty of wild goose chases and storylines that get abandoned later on. Minor characters write themselves into being major characters, and major characters turn out to be less interesting than you thought and become minor characters. It's chaos. 

I don't think this book will take seven years like the first one. Then again, I didn't think the first one would take seven years, either.

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