Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Forever Process

There's something that has happened as I continue to write my long story. Each day I chip away at finishing it, averaging around 1,000 words per day. It's amazing to think I have crossed the 30,000 word threshold now. Looking back at the past month of writing, it feels like forever ago that I started. How much closer am I to the finish? I'm not quite sure because I don't know what the final word count will be.  I could be halfway done or a third done. Who knows? I'm writing the story to its natural length and not setting a specific word count for completion. If I do this, I may add or subtract from the story, which in my opinion would be detrimental.

Here's a case in point. My last post mentioned that I have found I'm deviating from my original outline for the story. This is not a problem, because the story has become better because of it. This past week another similar breakthrough happened. As the story took shape in the writing, I realized some of the plot points I intended to use in the story were unnatural. If I put them in there, they would ruin the flow of the story. So about 20,000 words in, the story transformed once again into something better.

Does this mean my plot points are dust? No. Fram Gage will be a series. That was always my intent. So those plot points I've thrown out for this story, will come at the correct point, because they are crucial to the story of the characters development.

It's possible that you are wondering what the story is about. Don't worry, I'll get to that eventually. Right now, I'm still revealing parts of the title for the story, so don't expect anything until after that. Until then, here's what I have given you so far:

Fram Gage & The Infinite A.

Ready for the word that the 'I' stands for? I hope you are, because here it is: Infinite.