Twelve Twelve Twenty-Twelve – the best part of this date is that it’s written the same in UK and US notation.
Goals: Finish writing the first draft of one incomplete novel (Project RC).
In the meantime, my print copy proofs are all complete, the storyboard for the January Project (which I’ll call Project PK2) is almost finished, and I’m six thousand words into another short story.
One thing I’ve learnt from this Round in comparison with the others: it’s better to report wordcount than editing hours. Maybe for you it’s different, but I count words written as the main focus of my writing, and am not so keen on counting the hours hacking through the jungle I’ve produced. It isn’t quite so much fun, or as pretty on a set of graphs.
Next Round, I’ll be writing again, so just reporting wordcount. I’m looking forward to that (lots more graphs for a start).
In the meantime, I found an interview with Ian Rankin on the Grauniad site. Some of his comments are particularly insightful, and some are just downright humorous.
For example -
“…whenever I heard that someone had taken 10 years to write a novel, I’d think it must be a big, serious book. Now I think, ‘No – it took you one year to write, and nine years to sit around eating Kit Kats.’”
“…it’s finished only when it’s published and you can’t make any more changes. If you take it down off the shelf again, you’ll always see things you’d have done differently. That’s one of the things that keeps writers writing: the fact that there’s always more you can do.”
I agree .
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