(And I mean quick!)
44,000 words through Hotel Nomad.
After five years of conceptual dreaming and idiotic procrastinating, I'm finally starting to put the work in.
Not to intentionally make my previous post about scheduling creativity utterly redundant but it turns out I HAVE to actually schedule a working time table otherwise I don't get anything done!
But now, finally, the end is finally in sight!
I have the whole complete story fully plotted out and it's just a matter of nailing it all down onto the page.
I've been discussing with other writers recently the hardships of writing a full length novel (anything over 40,000 words, so Google informs me) and the consensus seems to lean towards bashing it out and editing the crap out of it later.
I can't work like that.
I'm too anal to continue a story that I feel could have serious foundation, stylistic and tonal flaws at the very beginning. I have to adapt, edit, smooth and re-write as I go; the whole process. It's painful and slow going but it works for me. In another 36,000 words (approx), I'll have a piece that, with a little final tinkering, will be ready to shop to potential publishers.
I'm not going the self publish route. I'd really rather not. I want an official house to take this on.
So that's my update.
It's a short and shallow post this time. I'm saving my big boy thoughts for my book.
Catch you on the flip side!