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07-23-2014, 01:12 PM
Finished the first chapter to my first novel. Ok, it's not a huge accomplishment. It's only just shy of 5000 words. But it's done, and it excites me.

Really enjoying writing it too. Most other efforts I find I need to drag words out of... somewhere... but with this story, it's flowing easily and I'm enjoying writing in this pretentious as all-hell stream of consciousness style.

Now... to write!

A terrible storm. A vast dreadnaught emerging from billowing clouds. The prow of the ship showing itself first of all; a great head like an octopus, with eight long tentacles around it's maw that weave through the sky, searching or seeking or merely suckling on the atmosphere of the world. They sweep to and fro. The eyes, two orbs of glistening oily red, stare emotionlessly into the city as the men about me flee in panic. The numerous masts come into view now, flying great sails of gossamer thread that glisten with sparks as electricity surges and crackles across them.

Siri Kirpal
07-23-2014, 09:39 PM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

May it continue to go well!


Siri Kirpal

07-23-2014, 09:53 PM
Best of luck completing your novel, and congratulations.

Howleyer Than Thou
07-24-2014, 07:29 AM
Very exciting. Good for you. :) Keep on keepin' on.

07-24-2014, 01:49 PM
Thank you. :)

07-24-2014, 04:48 PM
I agree, it's such a great feeling to get that 1st chapter finished. Congratulations!

07-24-2014, 09:01 PM
Celebrate every victory! Finishing a chapter is one the greatest feelings in the world! Congrats! :D

07-25-2014, 12:37 AM
Congratulations! Small steps lead to big steps! (Or so I'm told.)

Tia Nevitt
07-25-2014, 03:10 AM
Congratulations! Now on to the next chapter! :)

M.N Thorne
07-25-2014, 12:37 PM

07-28-2014, 04:48 PM
CGs on the first step taken!