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Chapter 8 is done.

Finishing the night up with 1000 Oceans by Tori Amos.

That chapter put up a fight. Man, its rough even for a rough draft, but its done.

I'm at around 40 pages right now in rough draft format, I think. That is on the mark, but doesn't feel right. I estimated 5 pages per chapter in finished format. With this being rough draft, its only going to get bigger... which will definitely throw a wrench into my keeping this at 100 pages. I guess I shouldn't be hard on myself for that... its not like its a bad thing.

My aim here is to finish the rough draft. Then, This will be my first finished novel since... 6th or 7th grade. (if you did not know I wrote two HORRIBLE novels and had a third one that was never finished because it was junk. First novel was about 120 pages. Second was around 90. Third was probably at around 30-50 when I stopped. They were my crappy star wars stories. Believe me. Junk. No preplanning, just writing. Story attitude and flow were so irratic that it was probably just pure suckage. And NO, you cannot read them. I have them on a floppy somewhere. Better off gone in my opinion, but those were the last finished full length stories of substantial length I have finished. After that point I became obsessed with perfection. I wouldn't continue a story until the last part was perfect.... so imagine this, NOTHING was ever finished. Oh, I'd have outlines and notes up the wahzoo, but nothing finished.)

Plus, new stuff keeps compounding. I need to get this stuff out before I have too much in there kicking around

hint at what is in there right now?

-Fanasy Story (been evolving since 7th grade)
-SciFi Story (derived from the fantasy story, been kicking almost as long)
-APS the Movie (humorous and partially "true" account of my military experience told in a fun way)
-American Darlings (more recent been kicking around for close to a year now)
- 8 random stories that haven't been in the forefront, but will most likely attach themselves to there projects
- Stage Script that I would like to finish to have performed if at all possible. Not sure if its feasible though considering the time investment this rough draft is taking me.

anyway. This is my starting point. I've said that before. This will be my first novelish story to finish in a long time. Rough it out... fix it up... finalize it. Then... I'm not sure what to do with it next.


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Feb. 28th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
I remember the fantasy story and sci-fi story, which one are you working on now? You've got me curious.
Feb. 29th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
It's mainly about wolves. Supposed to be around 100 pages... but might end up being around 115-125 pages after spiffing it up.
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