Cynthia (csakuras) wrote,
Cynthia
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Putting things into perspective...

My original novel
Chapter 5
Started: July 9, 2006
Finished: May 1, 2007
Total word count: 2,948
Chapter 6
Finished: December 13, 2007
Total word count: 7,670
Chapter 7
Finished: not yet
Total word count: (so far) 3,046

My new fanfic
Chapter 1
Started: March 13, 2008
Finished: March 18, 2008
Total word count: 3,358
Chapter 2
Finished: March 23, 2008
Total word count: 3,389
Chapter 3
Finished: April 12, 2008
Total word count: 3,053
Chapter 4
Finished: April 20, 2008
Total word count: 4,655

My main motivators for writing the fanfic in so short a time were 1) responses from a few enthusiastic people, and 2) wanting to get as much done as possible before I lost inspiration. Things holding me back were school stuff and the usual agonizing over writer's block. However, I'm not nearly as careful with my writing for the fanfic as I am for my novel.

But, does this mean that if I were able to get a few reliable responses for every chapter of my novel, and got myself to focus completely on just getting them done, I'd be able to turn out chapters at the same regular pace? I mean, in just around 40 days, I was able to write 14,455 words. Currently, the total word count for my novel as a whole is 24,420 words. I started working on it when I was in high school!!!

I CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT. AND THIS PROVES IT.
Tags: fanfiction, writing
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