Sunday, 26 April 2009

A barrier broken

When I'd finished the first draft of BTL it was just shy of 70,000 words which I know is a little short these days. But I also knew that there was scope for improvement as there were parts of it that I needed to develop. Well this morning i.e. about 2 minutes ago I broke the 75000 word barrier and I'm feeling quite happy about that thank you very much.
I just hope that when I give it the final revision I don't think "what the hell is that all bout" and take it out again.
Little things and little minds as they say.


Anonymous said...

I think that's a great achievement. Finishing a novel is an amazing thing to do, regardless of it's length.

If my friend's experience is anything to go by, then agents will want you to rewrite things anyway, so the length is likely to change quite a bit before the book hits the shelves.

I seem to have the opposite problem with one of my writing projects. My co-author and I have written just over 125,000 words and (we think) it needs shortening. I'm in the process of trying to summarise it and produce a synopsis. That way we can hopefully work out which darlings need murdering.

Good luck with the editing.

Gonna be a writer said...

125,000 words! Good grief - that's a lot of letters.