Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond (birdhousefrog) wrote,
Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond

The Envelope, Please...

:::drum roll::: (Scrivener and Word have differences of opinion. Quick insert another 15 words.)

We are finished. We are done. My cheering section was simply amazing, in and out of livejournal.

I officially finished. I have story drafts to edit, from this year and from last year. I discovered things about myself and about process. I learned that I could generate one heck of a lot of words when I had this strong image of where I was going and what I was doing and wasn't paying any attention to an editor. I could not have done this last year, when, in fact, I generated 25k and 3 story drafts.

The loot:

1. Cumin's story is in full rough draft at 11k. His fans will heave a sigh of relief. (Now it would help if I edited the Mouse King into its final version first, since that story predates Cumin's.)
2. I finished a fairy tale that was based on some feelings I had about 4 years ago. I finally settled on an arc for it.
3. I drafted a goofy middle grade piece about our cats. I have no idea where I'm going with that. Richard III meets Walkabout Farm.
4. I drafted a romance that I suspect could be ebook length, something I've never done before. It feels very unfleshed out and unfinished at 12k, unlike most of my stories. It was fun writing without worldbuilding for a change.
5. I drafted a longer fantasy piece that may also be appropriate for an ebook market. At 13k, it feels as if I could do a lot more with it.
6. Miscellaneous dribs and drabs that never amounted to something from my notes. False starts.

What really boggles the Oz mind is the idea that I might be able to generate content at ebook length, sustain an idea and work it through to its conclusion.

Frog Out...Stone Cold
Tags: nanowrimo 2009, writing

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