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Confessions and Passions of a Compulsive Writer

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

As long as it needs to be....

So, I'm suffering from restless brain syndrome. I'm working on more than one WIP at once again. This time, I've added a Young Adult Dystopian into the mix. Normally, when I start a new project, I know how long it'll be. I can take a stab at its length. This time, I haven't a clue. It'll be as long as it needs to be but I have no idea how long that is. I did realize that I need to back up and add more into the beginning. I'm going to try to aim for 50K, but I might overshoot that once I flesh out my main character a bit more.

It's a good thing I finish WIPs every so often. I've got a lot at 20K that are sitting being thought about right now. I should make it a goal to finish all these manuscripts this summer. I just hope no more stories intrude. My body gave out before my mind last night. Ugh. My mind was still racing even as I was trying to get to sleep.


  1. i know how it feels to start writing a project and then it ends up way shorter or longer than you thought. It worked out for me with my last WIP because I aimed for 70K and it turned out to be 78K. (still in the realm of appropriate length if not better)

    I have no idea how my YA Sci fi romance is going to turn out to be. I'm hoping for 60K, but I won't know until I a good ways done.

  2. You amaze me with how much writing you get done! I keep looking forward to the day when someone discovers you and finds the wealth of stories awaiting them. (And publishes them so we--your fans--can get our hands on them!)

  3. It seems to be the summer for working on different projects. Everyone I know has more than one thing going right now. No new stories are popping into my head, I'm still just trying to struggle through the WIP I'm on. sigh. Good luck on all your stuff!

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