November 15th, 2008

woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

Nose to the Grindstone: Aieeeeeee!!

I did not need another plotbomb!!!

And I do not need the others that I now see are rolling around in the hold, threatening to burst.

It's those little gaps, where I  knew I had bridging text to write, but it was only supposed to be short passages.

HA!  Plotbomb. 

Mind you, it's good, interesting, fertile plot...plot that will propagate into other volumes as well...but right now I'm racing the deadline.  I was hoping to braid the rest of the book today.  That might not work now...yes, I wrote something like 3500 words of plotbomb (or more.  Not counting, not counting, not counting....) but that takes more time than a few paragraphs of bridge.

For anyone who's seen the YouTube of the big beer ad with all the people rushing across the field to the sound of a chorus singing "It's a big ad....a great big ad..."  that music is beginning to fit this book.

"It's a big book...."

woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

Nose to the Grindstone: cause for celebration

The braid is done. 

More accurately, the first-round braid is done.   Forty-six chapters, which--if they average about 5000 words, which is what I try for--means it's 230,000 words, roughly. 

Add in the discarded chapters (A,  B, C, D, E...) and the total wordage written in this book this year was over 250,000 words--in other words, two good-sized novels.

No more tonight. 

Tomorrow after church, it's  the first round of revision-in-whole.