mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)

Novel Progress

As of today, I have just finished the first draft of Part One of the novel. This first part is approximately 46,000 words in length. If Part Two and Part Three end up the same length, my 100,000 word novel will end up more like 140,000 words. (I doubt that will happen, though.)

The next step is to go back to the Outline and make some important changes, based upon what has already been written. Then I need to expand the Outline so I have a better handle on Part Two and Part Three.

This always feels strange to me. On the one hand, I know that doing the Outline is a necessary part of writing the novel. It's work that needs to be done for the project to be completed.

On the other hand, something in me resists that notion. Even as I work on the outline, since I'm not able to add to the word count as I do so, I feel as if it's not really getting anything accomplished.
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