Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Not gonna make it.

Not on the first draft.  I'm at 16,500 words on LD and 2/3 of the way through the story...if not 3/4.This is unusual for me, needing to add to my work in order to make the minimum needed for a book; I'm usually way into epic novel land.  That's why "Bobby Carapisi" wound up being 3 volumes; it took that many to get the story told, in completeness.  Same for "Place of Safety"; it will easily make 200K in wordage.

Part of this might be my reluctance to delve into Daniel too deeply.  Him and his issues with Tad and his past.  And it might just be the structure of the story, where everything takes place in the space of two hours.  I mean, you can play with that, sure, and I may yet...still I think this format doesn't lend itself to much introspection; it's too delicate a balance that's needed to keep everything moving properly.

I guess we'll see.  You never know how a story will turn out, not really, not until it's done.  And I have more to add to it from my earlier drafts.  I do like how Van and Daniel are connecting, and I've change my style a bit to keep it closer to Daniel's perspective, even while maintaining third person omniscience.  I may go a bit farther with that.  It's all an exercise to see how well it comes off when I write comedy...well, farce.

Me writing comedy -- hell...that is a farce.

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