Friday, September 12, 2008

I've reached 100,000 words.
I recall last Novemeber when I wasn't sure if I had enough material to get to 50,000 words.
While I am not at all sure about some of the stuff I have put into it (I've got some stuff that leans toward youth and some that leans away from it), and know lots of words will have to be knocked off (in one place I have two version of same scene written in), plus you know all that regular editing needs to be done ( I tend to be overly wordy),
still it is good to know that even if half of it is total garbage and must go, still I would have 50,000 words of stuff to work with.
So as long as 100,000 words of it aren't horrible, I've made some progress.


Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Oh good on you. Rather to many words than no words at all! Just remember to be ruthless in the edit so you can get it all nice and tight.

Good luck and have fun with it!

strugglingwriter said...

100,000 words? Excellent!

Taffiny said...


Thanks :)

Ruthless, going after one's own excess words with zeal, pulling them out like so many weeds...

Yes, how does one learn how to do that?

Just like with my actual garden, I have trouble discerning the weeds, from the..just needs some time and work and will turn out to be a flowering plant..stuff.

I guess reading the work of others will help me know..


:) :) Thanks :) :)