Saturday, September 17, 2005

Chapter 12!!

Into the Sky Whoo!! Had a great writing day today. Wrote four chapters in my new novel that took me to Chapter 12 at about 11,400 words. Yippee!!

I was talking to a fellow Goat just yesterday about writing speed, because he brought up Stephen King writing 10,000 words a day. That droped my jaw for sure. I'm sure he only writes for a small portion of the day, because he spends a lot of time with family and other stuff, so he just must be so fast nowadays that he burns through it. He could write one of his books in about 10 days keeping up with that schedule!

Most days, I write about 400-1,000 words. Today, I wrote about 4,000, but it took me a good 6-8 hours. I don't think I could go much faster than that.

And, yes, I'm well aware that faster isn't better, but it's fun to have some kind of quantification while you write or draw or whatever. Getting faster and keeping the quality is a sign of improvement.

Oh, and dig that crazy-vague hint at the story. Doesn't help a bit. ;o)


Becky said...

So, I'm curious. Is this the novel that was once vaguely about a tourist? I'm glad to hear it is going well.

Ray Dillon said...

Hey, it's Becky! ;o) Thanks for posting. Yeah, this is the short story that evolved itself into a novel. It's quite different than I ever expected it to be.

You gonna start bloggging? You could do one about the kids. ;o)

Becky said...

I think so. I'll email the link once I get started. Not sure how well I'll keep it up, but who knows, maybe it will help my writing skills! :)

Ray Dillon said...


Don't forget to focus on your "numb-chuck" skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills, guys like girls with skills.


Jacky said...

The 12 chapter is more useful to me .
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