Monday, August 8, 2016

Gone Are The Days...

...when I used to bang out thousands of words in a developing novel in a single weekend.

Or at least this is true for a good chunk of Before the Blood.

The world building and character development is so finely detailed and complex, it's impossible to compose at a rapid pace. Also, I now possess fairly decent self-editing skills, so I tend to edit as I write, which also slows the process.

On Saturday, I clocked just under 1,000 edited words. This was a section of Henry's sixth chapter that had given me trouble. Yet when I reread the passages on Sunday and was pleased with the results, I was still a tad frustrated at the length of time I needed to produce it.

Maybe novel writing has its seasons, too.

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