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The Book Has Eaten My Brain

I said to msagara the other day that I didn't think that my book was going to be 90,000 words. That it was, in fact, likely to be much longer. She just laughed at me.

A few days later, I told the same thing to thesandtiger. She laughed much harder. She said that she'd known that I'd never write a short book; she just didn't want to mention it to avoid scaring me.

Sigh. Am I the only one who did not know I was going to be a particularly long-winded novelist?


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Sep. 26th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
This is my shocked face.

Wait. Different face. Sorry.
Sep. 26th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
Wonderful, lyrical, complex - yes.

Long-winded - no.
Sep. 27th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Long-winded novels are awesome.
Sep. 27th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
I don't think of you as long-winded. I'm not sure what I do think of you as, besides 'precise'. You're just a whole big lot of precise.
Sep. 29th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
Yes. You're the only one.

If you a novelist who thinks it's stretching to get 90,000 words you answer the question "how long is your novel?" with "apparently not long enough" and then you go off and write 10,000 words of filler. If you're you the answer is a long rambling account of how you started out thinking it would just be 90k and then you thought maybe it had to be longer and now you're thinking it may have to be split up into two books but to really tell the story properly an icosology (20 books) is really the only way to go.

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