Friday, 18 July 2008

Half a Thousand.

I wrote 500 words of my novel yesterday. Yes, yes, I can hear bodies thudding to the ground around the globe in a faint.

500 words might not be much in the great scheme of things but they are still 500 more words than no words at all. And it is long time since I worked at it.

Besides, they were of a scene that I had been thinking of for ages and worrying that it was not one to which I could do justice. However, it has worked out well.

It takes the book into dark territory. So it is important.

On a separate topic, and briefly as I have to go to work in a few minutes, has anyone read Metropole by Ferenc Karinthy? Not an easy read, but worth the effort. I shall post a review later.


Caroline said...

Half a thousand is fabulous. Go you!


DOT said...

Thank you for your encouragement, Caroline.

I was talking to a fellow writer at work, though he is a playwright, about this issue of becoming spooked by an important scene and the endless prevarication that goes on before one can get down to it.

I was, of course, fishing to find out if he had had the same problem.

He did. Relief all round. It's not just me.

Girl On The Run said...

well done DOT, 500 is much to admire. Keep going you.


liz fenwick said...

words is great. I need to get back into the flow myself and I would be thrilled to acheive that much. keep it up :-)

DOT said...

GOTR and Liz, thank you so much. I am purring with your praise.


How Publishing Really Works said...

500 words a day, five days a week, adds up to a decent novel in 32 weeks--which equates roughly to school term-time,leaving you the summer, Easter and Christmas holidays off. It's also far more fiction than I've written for a while, and I am envious. Well done, you. Now go back and do it another 159 times and you'll have a full novel, you clever thing!


DOT said...

I am beginning to feel I should prepare my Oscar acceptance speech very shortly.

How encouraging you are Jane.