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The Forever Process

There's something that has happened as I continue to write my long story. Each day I chip away at finishing it, averaging around 1,000 words per day. It's amazing to think I have crossed the 30,000 word threshold now. Looking back at the past month of writing, it feels like forever ago that I started. How much closer am I to the finish? I'm not quite sure because I don't know what the final word count will be.  I could be halfway done or a third done. Who knows? I'm writing the story to its natural length and not setting a specific word count for completion. If I do this, I may add or subtract from the story, which in my opinion would be detrimental.

Here's a case in point. My last post mentioned that I have found I'm deviating from my original outline for the story. This is not a problem, because the story has become better because of it. This past week another similar breakthrough happened. As the story took shape in the writing, I realized some of the plot points I intended to use in the story were unnatural. If I put them in there, they would ruin the flow of the story. So about 20,000 words in, the story transformed once again into something better.

Does this mean my plot points are dust? No. Fram Gage will be a series. That was always my intent. So those plot points I've thrown out for this story, will come at the correct point, because they are crucial to the story of the characters development.

It's possible that you are wondering what the story is about. Don't worry, I'll get to that eventually. Right now, I'm still revealing parts of the title for the story, so don't expect anything until after that. Until then, here's what I have given you so far:

Fram Gage & The Infinite A.

Ready for the word that the 'I' stands for? I hope you are, because here it is: Infinite.

Comments

  1. B.C.,

    Always fun to start writing without knowing exactly where you will end up. It's kind of like Stephen King's "unearthing a fossil" methodology for storytelling. The other day I started writing a new short story without any idea what it was about and after 20 minutes the light bulb finally came on. Best feeling in the world! Looking forward to hearing more about your writing adventure as you continue. Good luck!

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  2. Thanks! More details to come in the weeks leading up to the release. Hopefully I can stay on schedule and get this thing self-published by December!

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  3. Desmond, my bad. I saw B.C.'s photo on the right of the post and assumed he wrote it. That'll teach me to make sure I read the post byline next time (hit myself on the head). I know what you mean about staying on schedule. It's so easy for those dates to keep magically moving outwards :)

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  4. Don't even come close to worrying about it. The picture may deceive, but things are not always what they seem. Check out this post for me details: http://the-time-capsule.com/2011/08/10/who-am-i-or-whats-in-a-name-2/

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  5. Doh! Now I realize I'm having two conversations with the same person :)

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