Sunday, February 13, 2011
"The Almost-Finished World, a 70,000 word YA steampunk/fantasy novel, set in an unfinished world, features Magnus Rivera, who is hired by a clandestine society to find the next ‘Brilliance’—a genius that emerges each century to introduce a life-changing innovation such as magic or steam power—before the year five-hundred, when the newest technology will be revealed and the planet completes its creation process."
I'm pretty excited about it.
I've also decided to change my writing quota system. Instead of having a daily word quota, I'm setting a weekly goal. That way if I miss day, I can make it up the next. For now, it's 3600 words per week. Which means I should be done writing in May. Honestly, I think I'll finish before then. 3600 words is fairly lax, and I should be able to exceed it a lot of weeks.
The Almost-Finished World - 15,852/70,000 words
Monday, September 6, 2010
Now with the boring stuff out of the way.. if anyone's curious, I'm currently reading Warbreaker. I like the sense of mystery Sanderson stirs up at the start. There are different ways to get people to turn pages and creating questions is one of the best methods IMO. At the start of my writing, rather than creating more intriguing, unanswered questions, I have a tendency to answer them instead. Something to work on.