Thursday, June 17, 2010

Changing Setting and the Unknown Word Count

Now on chapter 16 of TR. Chapters for this story are turning out a lot like they did for TOS—they’re shorter, and there’s going to be a lot more of them. I’m really still at the beginning of the story. Chapter 16 in CSH was nearly the end. Funny how that works out.

Getting ready to introduce new characters and a new religion—need to reread my notes before I dive in too far. I’m also discovery-writing my priests, so we’ll see how that goes. Hopefully I don’t fail at this new setting/plot/characters/etc. Wee.

What’s my word count so far? No clue. I can guess…. Maybe 40,000? Weird as it sounds, I don’t add up my word count until the book is finished. I like it to be a surprise. I keep each chapter in a separate document so Word doesn’t give it away.

How many words will the MS be when it’s done? Your guess is as good as mine.

Quote of the day:

“I think reincarnation is possible. Even wonderful,” she explained, sitting on the edge of a crate. “Think of it—you’d never die, not really. And you’d experience so much more than if you lived one life. But there’s also heaven. A lot of religions teach of a heaven, like Duoshin.”
“But with heaven comes hell, right?” Todorov countered.
“Often, yes. But there’s also the stars. The Saerbollists believe—”
“That’s okay,” Todorov interrupted, holding up his hands. “I think I’ve had enough world religion for one day. You don’t make much sense, Ran.”
She twisted the end of her ponytail around her index finger. “I think it makes perfect sense.”

The Raimos, Chapter 15

1 comment:

  1. I think I'm a bigger fan of shorter chapters--makes for a quicker pace, snappier writing, etc. Or maybe I'm just impatient.