Douglas Milewski (dacuteturtle) wrote,
Douglas Milewski
dacuteturtle

80k Words

Quite unexpectedly, "Standing Between Earth and Heaven" has hit 80k words. I wasn't expecting that. I'm just polishing. For me, polishing includes slowing down the pacing and better explaining situations, so that adds words. The books is still quick for its breadth, as I do tend to pace quickly, so the word increase is good.

My intention for this novel was 60k words. I am still dedicated to the thinner novel. I can't stand wordy novels that take 120k words to tell a 40k story. Fortunately for my own hypocrisy, I'm not a hypocrite. 
Subscribe

  • Moving to DreamWidth

    For those heading to DreamWidth, I've created an account. I'm dmilewski.

  • Prostitution as a Means of Family Planning

    Does prostitution constitute a method of family planning? If a man doesn't want more children, then instead of having sex with his wife, he has sex…

  • The Swordbearer (1982)

    The Swordbearer (1982) by Glen Cook is the dark fantasy version of a YA novel. If you know Glen's writing style, you'll recognize the disaster about…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments