Saturday, November 14, 2009

Chapter Five Finished

Wordcountometer: 13,291! People killed in Chapter Five=none. Which is nice. A relief, really. The first couple of pages of Chapter Five contain, I think, some of the finest writing I have ever done and I'm very pleased with them.

Chapter Six ("A Sudden Storm") will include an argument in a church, the promised sudden storm and the appearance of a woman whose name is Hope.

8 comments:

  1. I always loved that name Hope. As a matter of fact I was going to name my daughter Hope until I found Bridget.

    Congratulations on Chapter 5. Will there be drinking in Chapter 6?

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  2. Chapter Six won't have any drinking, no. But Chapter Seven? Oh, yeah.

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  3. Man you are kind of kicking ass ass in terms of production. How many chapters are there en toto? And I trust that we have not seen the end of people being killed?

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  4. Ben: I've got 24 chapters in my outline, and so far my outline's treating me pretty well. So I'm still only like 16% through the thing. I expect to finish this draft by springtime, and then the Fun of Multiple Revisions begins!

    The end of people being killed? Heavens, no! I count at least four more corpses before the end of the book. No, wait: five. Plus a whole load of people who die in a natural disaster. Woohoo!

    But did I mention it's funny?

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  5. Ben: Did I also mention that I've got my copy of "Badass" and that it's amazingly amazing? I love the illustrations and the maps. The text ain't bad either.

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  6. Haha awesome! I'll sign it for you as long as you promise to return the favor once your book comes out.

    And I am definitely interested in any and all sorts of funny natural disasters. A Plague of Cats? Godzilla-sized Giant Hamsters? The Boston Molasses Disaster?

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