Saturday, May 19, 2012

Novel Progress

Today I remapped the plan of my book shading in the parts I've finished. It's a rough method, but it looks like I've done about two-thirds (around 105 000 words so far) ... in around three years.


Blogger Paul Halpern said...

Congratulations on your progress!

Sun May 20, 08:21:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Thanks Paul! You're very kind.

Sun May 20, 10:49:00 pm  
OpenID woowooteacup said...

I'm so glad you shared your progress, Clare, and with a picture, too. I have always assumed that the books you write about are part of your research, but I've never gotten a sense of your writing process. How long does it typically take you to write a book?

Way to go on your progress so far. :)

Sat Jun 02, 02:24:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Thanks Woo woo. No, I do my research for my books. How long it takes is a difficult one to answer, really. I would say a couple of years for the research, and a year for the writing, but the Patagonia one took much longer than that, and I think this one will take longer still. I seem to be slowing down as I go along!

Sat Jun 02, 12:00:00 pm  
OpenID woowooteacup said...

The book I wrote for work and my Greenville book each took me about three years but the book project I'm working on now is taking a mighty long time to percolate. I was beginning to wonder if it was going to die on the vine, but the darn thing won't let go of me. (Apparently I'm the vine in this scenario.)

I've started making some tentative steps toward the writing after having seen the suggestion to pretend I was writing a memo about the book to someone else. Very good advice. I'm learning more about what I want to write.

Sun Jun 03, 02:32:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

So sorry Woo Woo - I just spotted this comment in my in box a month after you made it! Best of luck with your new book - that sounds like good advice. I hope it's fruitful.

Sun Jul 01, 05:02:00 am  

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