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By ana (Sat Sep 27, 2008 at 04:16:41 PM EST) writing, novel (all tags)
Finished the rewrite of my novel. :-)


This rewrite clocks in at 66,410 words. The LaTeX version is 218 pages in 6x9 inch format. There are still a few things to clean up, and some decisions to make, but it's substantially better (at least to me) than the first draft, which I did in November 2007. Thanks to those of you who sent suggestions, or just lent moral support.

I'm taking an evening course from the local adult education school on novel writing, starting Tuesday Oct 7. They want a synopsis and the first chapter or two, going in, so next up is a total rewrite of the synopsis I already did once.

And then, we'll see. I think I'll print it on lulu.com, just for my own benefit. I've been working on this since mid-July, after all. It's actually cheaper to get it printed on lulu.com, and bound, and shipped to me, than to xerox it at Kinko's.This presents the opportunity for cover art. The first draft cover was a very nice picture by toxicfur; might use that again.

Also, let me just say, Scrivener rocks.

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using scrivener right now. by clock (4.00 / 1) #1 Sat Sep 27, 2008 at 04:43:49 PM EST
it is badass indeed.

congrats on FINISHING IT!  it's easy to start a million projects but quite another to finish one.

crack open a cold one and enjoy it.  oh, and make it available to those of us who might want to buy a copy.  i'm on board for that!


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

/me drinks... by ana (4.00 / 1) #2 Sat Sep 27, 2008 at 04:51:25 PM EST
to that, with a 3rd glass of old vine zin (the brand name is the zip code, 95xxx; don't recall). Good stuff. And I don't need my mind later tonight.

I will probably make it available through lulu.com, but perhaps not wide-open public, like. We'll see. Maybe when I grow up I can have a nightmare like CheeseburgerBrown's!

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

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yay :) by Kellnerin (4.00 / 1) #3 Sun Sep 28, 2008 at 04:24:57 AM EST
Re-congrats!

I still owe you comments (and have fallen woefully behind on the reading). Perhaps I'll get it done in time for draft 3 ...

--
"Late to the party" is the new "ahead of the curve" -- CRwM

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