Radio Silence

Saturday, March 23, 2013 § 3

Ah, it's been a while!  I wasn't even checking my RSS feeds ...

The day job exploded (but there is, one hopes, another publication or two at the end of that tunnel), and I decided to forgo social media for a while in order to focus on ... writing a novel.  I'd never really had an idea that I felt was sufficient to spin into an 80,000+ word story, but one day I did, and I thought, eh, why not?  Everyone's first novel--unless you are Haruki Murakami--is unpublishable anyway, right?  Why not let things be what they must be.  What that philosophy in mind I wrote my Great Unpublishable Novel from last August until this past Friday.  It clocked in at 85,000 words and I had a great time.  I learned an immense amount from the experience and I feel ready to go back to attempting to write Publishable Things.

(Like a piece for the next issue of Imaginary Beasts!)

I know some people would say writing something without caring about publishing it is a waste of time, but I felt in this instance that the experience would pay for itself, and I think it has.  Also I now have, you know, 85,000 words to mine in the future.

Anyway, I'm back!  I need to clean up that twitter feed and RSS feed, and I want to make some new friends, and comment on people's blogs, and probably also convert this thing from blogger to wordpress.

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§ 3 Response to “Radio Silence”

  • Anonymous says:

    Way to go! 85K is no small feat, regardless of whether you think it's currently publishable. No first draft is anyway, right? Set it aside for a month or two, then look at it again and salvage all the awesomeness you find there.

  • Kara says:

    Thank you so much! :D I do look forward to playing with it again.

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