Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Quick Update Pre-Bed: Chapter Nine Done


Next, Chapter Ten, or Hope Unbound, in which our protagonist does regrettable things that will change the course of his life, such as it is. The promised corpses will be delivered in this chapter. I can't decide if there will be four or five. At least four, though. Hang on for a rough ride.


  1. You are a machine.

    I sent my latest Rudy Toot-Toot MS off to my agent. Little story has grown from 500 words to 17,500. Hoping it's ready for submissions now. Expecting to hear back by Dec 15th. Waiting sucks. Now I'm torn trying to decide which WIP to jump back into.

  2. Congratulations and good luck on your ms. Rick Daley.

    Scott, will Claypoole and Diggins die? Poor little babies, to only have given them life such a short time ago and now have them snubbed out. I cannot wait for you to publish this book. Keep on trucking!

  3. Rick: It's all about finding a rhythm where you can fit the writing into your routine, and forcing yourself to keep the pen moving. I feel great about what I've written so far, but who knows how I'll feel about it when I've finished the draft? I hope you hear good things from your agent regarding the extra 17K words. I'm also waiting to hear from my agent "soon."

    Piedmont Writer: Alas, poor Claypoole and Diggins! I may give them some actual dialogue before they go, because I do like to let every character have a bit of life before I kill them off.

  4. Hot. Words words words! And corpses! YAY CORPSES!

    You're about to pass me by...I did write a chapter and a half yesterday though!

  5. I wrote a chapter outline during lunch so that there's a good dramatic arc to the events, and as it turns out, there will be five corpses. Davin wins the pool!

    You know what? When this one gets published, I'm going to have a contest where people are invited to guess the number of dead bodies, and the winner gets a free signed copy. Of the book, not of a dead body.