Douglas Milewski (dacuteturtle) wrote,
Douglas Milewski
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Writing in Review

At the beginning of last year, I had thrown out almost all of my novella and redrafted. I had 5k of usable text. As of now, I am mostly through two more drafts, and I have about 75K words. It's been hard work, but I feel like I am getting somewhere. I am making something of this far more than I ever expected. There's still more work to do, of course. I think that I'm actually seeing what thing thing could be.

I am also working on the basis on the next novel. This helps me shape what is important in the current novel. Some thing simply belong elsewhere, and this helps me place things in the appropriate place. I'm on draft #12 of that project. I'm still waiting for the project to stop shifting about so much. However, each change that I make really helps. As it turns out, I am nowhere near any of my initial ideas for a book. At this point, the introduction of something into the work greatly effects how the work expresses itself, so you would expect that things change about alot.
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