A Question

Mar. 8th, 2017 03:04 pm
soncnica: (SAM!!!)
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*raises hand* I have a question: so, do you think that if you have 10k of a draft for a story, is it possible to get up to 20k!? Like easily up to 20k or will I have to sweat blood and tears and make up words that aren't even in the English dictionary!? I reeeeeally want to do this year's BigBang but I'm afraid that I'm focusing too much on a story that might make it up to 20k, while I could concentrate on a different story that also MIGHT get up to 20k.
*sigh* the worries of a writer ... no one said it was easy, huh?
So any advice, any experiences anyone would like to share?! :) I'll take it all!

Date: 2017-03-14 01:17 am (UTC)
meus_venator: (Charlie fights like a girl)
From: [personal profile] meus_venator
Hmm. I'm not sure I have any advice to offer that hasn't been offered. I think you really have to know what kind of draft you write. Is it loose with lots of things still to flesh out, or is it pretty tight and there isn't much room for extra description or embroidery?

My idea of a draft is when I'm almost done I start writing bullet point items of all the things I have to make sure I squeeze in before the end. Those bullets could be 5k each or 1k, or a sentence, but I tend to run long, so 3/4th, 35k almost done usually ends up being 50k finished.

But if you write tight and all that's left is fact checking and plot holes and spell check then to double that is asking a LOT. It's really all about your writing style.

I wish you luck thought : ) *waves pom poms*

Date: 2017-03-14 11:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soncnica.livejournal.com
Heya :)
Thanks for stopping by with some good advice. I've added 5k to my 10k draft already, so now I'm at 15k draft, well more now, since I've already edited one chapter so now I'm at like 16k total. So now all I have to do is, add 4k more and I'll be at 20k and goal achieved (if my math is correct, but no one should rely on my math, because my math skills suck so bad!) anyhow ... thanks so much for giving a little insight on how YOU write. It's incredible how many different techniques people use - very interesting :)

Thanks!
S.

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