Saturday, June 9, 2007

Writing Update

Today, 1250 new words for a grand total of 23,840. Some scenes come easy and some come hard. I find changing scenes difficult at times. If I know where the story is going at that moment, then I flow into the next scene and write away. If the story isn't coming easy then I struggle. The best advice for this is for me to really try to become the characters and decide what they would do. Characters must act with their own personality and in their on perceived best interest or the plot will not work.

Friday, June 8, 2007


720 more words, for a grand total of 22,590. Let the grinding continue.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

900 words yesterday, for a total of 21,870. This book may get finished someday. Actually, this is a complete rewrite. I wrote the book several years ago. I sent it to some friends that read it and liked it, or so they said. The book then went off to a professional editor, a woman that edits a scifi/fantasy magazine in Australia. Her critique was a fifteen page assault on the gaps in the story and shortcomings in my writing. She was not harsh, but honest. Unable to face reality, I hid the manuscript and critique away for a year. Recently, I took them both out and read the review carefully. This led to me deciding a complete rewrite was needed. Thus began Pursuit of the Prophet 2.0. The goal is 100,000 words, give or take a few thousand.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Writing Update

I'm writing a book, Pursuit of the Prophet. It's a fantasy novel. My writing goal is 100k words. Yesterday, I wrote 800 new words, and this puts me at 20,970.