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Eek!

Still writing the characters for Unions and Intersections, and should have them all finished by the end of this weekend.

I've done 14 out of 24 so far (almost 60%) and just added up the word count.

Total of those 14 documents was 31064 words. Getting rid of the ignorable bits (each character sheet has a small "Personal Details" bit at the end that lists some of their key details in bullet point form) is still over 30,000 words. If I extrapolate that word count to the whole thing, that should put be just over 50,000 words at the end.

How much is NaNoWriMo supposed to be? 50,000 words for a short novel? Eek! I scare myself at times, because I don't consider writing a game like this to be major writing. I'm just putting together a game.

I am busy until the end of March with Arcanancon and Conquest, and don't need to write anything new after that until Unicon. So, at the moment I'm thinking of actually sitting down and trying to write an actual novel starting in April. I don't have any problems finding the time to write this, so I don't see any reason why I shouldn't be able to do it for other things.

Admittedly, this sort of writing is easier than writing a novel because I'm writing from multiple viewpoints of the same event in a lot of cases.

Still, something to consider...

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aphephobia
Jan. 11th, 2008 11:34 am (UTC)
How much is NaNoWriMo supposed to be? 50,000 words for a short novel?

Yep.

I scare myself at times, because I don't consider writing a game like this to be major writing. I'm just putting together a game.

*nodnod* I hear you on this. Years ago when I was setting up Twilight Fading, an online HP RPG... I don't want to think about how much I'd written. And that was before I got onto my own characters (I had five: it was a big game) and set them up, and then when the actual game started, all their journal entries and comments and... yeah, It was pretty intense, but I didn't really see it as writing, either.

So, at the moment I'm thinking of actually sitting down and trying to write an actual novel starting in April.

AWESOME. Seriously: good on you. I know May's ScriptFrenzy, and November is the official NaNoWriMo month (come along and have drinks with us! I'm sure you'd see a few familiar faces there at any rate!) but any time is a good time for novelling! :)
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