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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Productive day!

So, today I probably wrote almost 3,000 words. As any writer knows, that's quite a bit (most pro writers I have heard of aim for about 1,100-1,500 a day). Granted my writing was spread across two different projects. But the production was there.

The first was the pulp-esque blog stories of Thomas Magni, Galactic Man of Adventure! I polished up the first entry a bit, wrote about half of the second entry, and set up the blog site. I want to add some graphical elements to the blog before I go public with it, though. So, stay tuned. My aim will be to do one story/vignette each week once I get it started. My wife has read what I have so far, and she likes it a lot. I'm kind of excited about this one!

The second project was for the anthology I am part of. I had originally settled on one particular story idea. But during some discussion on the Anthology's Facebook page, an off-handed, tongue-in-cheek comment sparked an idea that just grabbed me by the mental short hairs, and would not let go. In a fit of writing, I cranked out over 1,600 words on that one, in between work tasks. And the only reason I had to stop was because I had some end of the day stuff before going home. I am hoping to get back to it tonight, after Connor goes to bed. I had intended to write both stories, and submit them both for the editor to choose from. But the more I think about it, the more I like the idea behind this second one. The first story was intended as a segue way into a novel. I may leave it at that, and turn it into the first chapters sometime later.

The interesting thing about both of the projects I worked on today is that they are written in first person. I generally don't like first person perspective. Certain authors are good at it, and I usually don't mind reading it. But I have never enjoyed writing it before. Perhaps my creativity is growing and stretching. Perhaps it's because my revamp of my Orc RPG is in first person. Perhaps it's because I am currently reading Edgar Rice Burroughs' At the Earth's Core, which is in first person. Whatever the reason, I am enjoying this new development.

So, yes, I had a productive day. And hopefully, it's not over yet.

6 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

Woohoo! So happy. Great stuff. As for first person, I redid an entire book to first person. First I started with just one chapter to test the waters. As soon as I began the rewrites, I knew it was the way to go with that story.

So glad you had a rocking day. Those are the best.

Greg Christopher said...

I also had a helluva day. Check out the new blog I made, Tom

The Happy Whisk said...

My Gosh, Greg. How do you manage so many blogs? Are you having fun with them?

bowiefan said...

I'm proud of what you have accomplished. You're very talented,I hope you realize how much.

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like we both had bood days. Excellent. I find first person the easiest to write generally. Once I'm inhabiting the character it flows more easily than any other kind. To me at least. The TAlera books are all in first person.

Travis Erwin said...

I hope everyday is as productive for you.