So, on to OT! About 3 and 1/2 chapters left to write, I'd re-estimate that we're going to get to 120k, that seems about right.
Main Focus: Gush (Fantasy Action/Adventure) Novel, First Draft = 21k out of 100k estimate (21%)
Side Focus #1: Assault on Dread Fortress Paine (Post FM6 Novella?) = 44k out of 50k estimate (88%)
Side Focus #2: The Glassbreaker Goes Home (Post FM6 Novella) = 26k out of 50k estimate (51%)
Back Burner #1: FM7 School Story = 0k out of 80k estimate (0%)
Back Burner #2: Super Secret Awesome Project
Other Stuff I Need to Get To: FM3-FM6 concordance updates
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Please remember that 100% does not mean 100% for the status bar on FM3, I happened to underestimate how long this novel would be when I started. Even though I figured it would be the longest novel I've published yet, I figured an extra 10k on FM1 would be enough...I was very wrong. (I did write a 200k word high fantasy novel when I was in college but it's bad cliche crap and you'll never be seeing it...there were halflings...yeah, that scary...)
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
I always figured that the Shop chapters would eventually way outnumber the School chapters, especially as the Shop Timeline gets more and more complex and the School Timeline remains teenagers being idiot teenagers, so this isn't really a surprise. The story itself isn't changing, but to fight off a chapter that looks like it could be 15k words at least, the formatting needs to be altered to keep the flow I like intact.
And of course by 'flow I like intact' I mean the mini-cliffhangers that drive you fans insane but also keep you reading till 3AM.
FM1 was split even 8/8, FM2 was 9/8, and now FM3 will be 10/8. I'll probably go with Shop-School-Shop-School-Shop-School-Shop-School-Shop-Shop-School-Shop-School-Shop-School-Shop-School-Shop.
Say it ten times really fast.
I dare ya.