Day 23: Time

Back on track now with day 23. Want to join in? 30 Days of Writing About Writing

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How long does it usually take you to complete an entire story—from planning to writing to posting (if you post your work)?

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I’ve only ever finished one story from start to end, and I wouldn’t consider it ‘complete.’ It’s been 11 months since I started writing God-Chosen, but I took a few months off of it for various reasons. It’s draft at best and will take several more months of work before I consider it a complete manuscript. I also won’t be working on it for at least a few months.

I am currently in the planning stages for my next novel. I started planning it yesterday (though I didn’t get very far) and hope to have the first draft done by the end of the year. I don’t know where I’ll go from there.

If I put my mind to it and really focused, I think I could get an entire novel planned, written, revised, and done in a year or two. That includes time taken off to let the ms sit and fester in its own impurities.

I’ve never completed a short story, so I couldn’t even guess for that one. I have plans for one, but I’m not sure when I’ll get the chance to seriously work on it.

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Tomorrow’s question: How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What’s the most interesting way you’ve killed someone?
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About Squishy

Writer, dancer, gamer, and admirer of all that is beautiful.

Posted on October 2, 2010, in Ishy Writes! and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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