Monday, October 13, 2014

Serial novel

After I thought about it overnight, I decided the big announcement should be broken up into 3parts over three days.

BIG ANNOUCEMENT #1 I is that Where are our Children will be a Serial Novel for Smashwords and their family of retailers. It will be told in 9 parts with the first episode being published early next week.

Why you may ask?

Well, when I wrote the original first draft it clocked in at over 144,000 words. Whoa, I said.  5 chapters into the 2nd draft of this puppy and I logged over 16500 words already. If I'm doing my math right, I'm at 3300 a chapter meaning my 90 chapter book will finish somewhere underneath 300000 words.

Again, Whoa.

First, I know that won't happen because I knew these initial had a lot of set up in them. The more I look back at this thing, the more I realize it's a pretty dense plot. Yet, straight forward enough. There are no more chapters in the novel bigger than those I've already rewritten. I know this. So this average per chapter will start to fall somewhere soon.

Anyway, I promised myself that I would finish this thing. The second promise I made to myself is that I would let go. And letting it go means writing this thing as its coming to me.  And I have let a point.

Tune in tomorrow for the 2nd part of this big announcement. I've got more to say on this...

Rewritten Fiction: Approx 3600 words.
Covers Designed: 1