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Longest form

Remember how I wrote a hundred-part novel? Me neither!

Somewhere early mid 2013 I started that thing. A year and a half later, late 2014, it saw its conclusion. That’s… pretty fast actually, I imagined that taking longer. But, conclusion. It wasn’t finished, mind you. No, you wouldn’t even call it a second draft yet. The thing I produced was a sketch, a rough outline of a fleeting idea.

There’s stories I want to tell. Or rather, there are worlds that I think would make for interesting contexts. Honestly a bit afraid of doing anything with them though. Caves was garbage and will be easy to surpass… but I don’t want the next thing to stop at the “version 0.1” stage again.

Whether I want to do that in a single serious pass or will actually bother doing multiple revisions, only time can tell. My money’s on the one-pass though. In any case, I need to be more serious about prep-work this time. Replace momentum with process this time.

I say that, and yet, I won’t have written a done a single thing by the time next post goes live.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 04/12/2017 (6:08 PM)

    There is a lot to be said for good prep work before starting a big writing project. Then again, much like Harry, I’m a basher. Regardless, don’t forget that we’re always here if you need any help/feedback. We want to see more of your stories.

  • 03/12/2017 (4:27 AM)

    Kurt Vonnegut said there were two kinds of writers: Swoopers and bashers. Swooper sknock something out quickly and then go back and edit and edit and edit. Bashers spend forever on every word and when they get to the end, they’re done.

    I’m a basher. Sometimes I read through everything I’ve written just to get to where I am to write the next line. But when I’m done, I’m done.

    I can’t imagine doing it the other way.

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