Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Managed to get 'The Silent History' back on track by deleting a scene and completely rewriting it. That brings me to 6135 words as of today with and estimated 2000 words to go. The challenge I set myself was to write something crossing four genres: sword & sorcery, Victoriana, hardboiled fiction, and H.P. Lovecraft style horror. So far the hardboiled part has fared the worst, only coming on strong in two places. Victoriana has ruled so far, with S&S and horror starting to push to the front as the story approaches its end. I don't like all that I've written, but I do like some of it and hopefully I can hammer the rest into shape in the second draft. I never like all of it. Just part of being a writer, I guess.