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triceretops
04-07-2007, 06:06 PM
Gate Walker, the paranormal thriller that I wrote for my agent and me was finished at 3 o'clock this morning. Whoohoo! It took me three months, a little longer than usual. It's about 115,000 words, close to 390 pages, with small margins. I hate word, the way it counts things.

This weeks total was 14,400, with two days left.

I'm taking a serious breather.

Anyway, now the real fun begins

Tri

Siddow
04-07-2007, 06:28 PM
Woot!

David McAfee
04-07-2007, 07:30 PM
WOOOOHOOOO Chris! WTG! You've been smokin' on that MS since you started it! :)

clara bow
04-08-2007, 01:51 AM
Congratulations, tri, that's awesome!

Claudia Gray
04-08-2007, 02:07 AM
Woohoo! Go you!

Cindyh2k
04-08-2007, 02:56 AM
Congratulations!!!

Cindy

ATP
04-08-2007, 07:55 AM
Congratulations.

As one who deals with the mechanics of articles, I am interested in your production, as an example of novel production per se. I calculated your writing approximately 1,300 words per day (assuming a 30-day month). Not knowing your regular life activities, I would guess that you're doing this full time?

When one hears or reads that many books are five years in the writing, and yours has required three months, the question arises as to why those have taken five years?

Have I got it that the production per se-the writing proper-can be quick, but that there's the preliminary work that is not counted in the total production time?

Or is it that the genre has a major influence (or the major influence?) on the total production (turnaround) time?

[If there are already threads which deal with this issue, please don't hesitate to direct me to them.]

Thanks.And again congratulations.

Arisa81
04-08-2007, 08:04 AM
Congrats, Tri!! :)

triceretops
04-08-2007, 08:52 AM
Congratulations.

As one who deals with the mechanics of articles, I am interested in your production, as an example of novel production per se. I calculated your writing approximately 1,300 words per day (assuming a 30-day month). Not knowing your regular life activities, I would guess that you're doing this full time?

When one hears or reads that many books are five years in the writing, and yours has required three months, the question arises as to why those have taken five years?

Have I got it that the production per se-the writing proper-can be quick, but that there's the preliminary work that is not counted in the total production time?

Or is it that the genre has a major influence (or the major influence?) on the total production (turnaround) time?

[If there are already threads which deal with this issue, please don't hesitate to direct me to them.]

Thanks.And again congratulations.


Yes, ATP--It's full time for me. It is not such great output, considering It takes me 8-10 hours a day to hammer out those 1,300 or so words.
Let me clarify too, that an additional 2-3 weeks is required to edit, revise and polish. This is all I do on a full time basis. There are no trips, parties, drinking, even leaving the house. 24/7.

Tri

Southern_girl29
04-08-2007, 09:11 AM
Way to go.

Mandy-Jane
04-08-2007, 10:37 AM
Congratulations. Sounds like you really do need a rest now!

Pike
04-08-2007, 06:07 PM
Gate Walker, the paranormal thriller that I wrote for my agent and me was finished at 3 o'clock this morning. Whoohoo!Tri

I hope your local Starbucks stayed open extra late to accomidate your relentless schedule. Congrats!

Pike

Pat~
04-08-2007, 06:35 PM
Wow, Tri! Way to go! Now go eat that chocolate Easter bunny. :)

Saundra Julian
04-08-2007, 07:14 PM
Congratulations, Chris! Well done...

Aprylwriter
04-09-2007, 03:40 AM
Yayy! *throws confetti.*