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March 5, 2008

lsgl - 50 more pages

by sven at 9:49 pm

In February I challenged myself to write 50 pages of story development in one week. Without too much pain, I met the goal.

It was such a valuable exercise, I decided to go through the process again. So, last week I wrote another 50 pages.

This brings me to a total of 118 pages of story development work so far this year. ...All for a sequence that should be less than 2 minutes long on screen!

For the exceptionally curious (hi gl.!), here's what I wrote:

My statistics this time around... I wrote: 50.5 pages -- 26,537 words -- in 18:20 hours, over the course of four days. My averages: 2.75 pages per hour, 527 words per page, 1448 words per hour. (A little slower than last time.)

The writing led to an exciting new way to tell my story. So, this week I've switched to doing visual brainstorming in a sketchbook.

...Which has led to the discouraging realization that I don't think I've truly got the story nailed yet. Back to writing again?

posted by sven | March 5, 2008 9:49 PM | categories: let sleeping gods lie