not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake

I haven't gotten much feedback about my nanowrimo novel. But a while back I was talking to my officemate, who opined that my first paragraph was pretty damn good--and I do think it's a great first paragraph. But I sort of wrote it over a period of a week leading up to the beginning of nanowrimo; the first sentence literally, and the rest of the paragraph at least partially planned. So I pointed out that to write a 60,000 word novel at that level of quality would require 1,000 weeks of 60 words a week. And that's just silly, twenty years. Even ten years is implausible.

But then I got to thinking about my IF work Fit for a Queen and how it had some Douglas Adams references and then Douglas Adams died while I was in the middle of writing it, and it dawned on me in some sort of deeper way than ever before that we'll just never see another Douglas Adams novel, and really, if it takes me five or six years but I were to produce something as good as a Douglas Adams novel, and I only ever produced two or three of those in my lifetime, it would still be totally worth it. So I'm going to try and see if I can write 200 words a week over the next few months.
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