Friday, August 16, 2013

My big fat novel...

... is now 671 pages and 185,831 words long.  Only five chapters to go...after that it goes on a diet.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you load it up with carbs, Clare?

Congratulations on the output!

Mon Aug 19, 07:37:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Heh, heh - yup, potatoes fried in lard, Mary!

You know what they say - quantity not quality...or have I got something wrong there?

Mon Aug 19, 10:41:00 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

So how much weight do you think it needs to lose? I listened to a podcast from the BBC World Book Club yesterday. Barbara Kingsolver was the interviewee. She said she generally writes 200 pages, throws them away and starts again. It made me want to cry!

Fri Sept 06, 07:58:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

I think Chekhov said a similar thing (though I think he was just talking in terms of paragraphs rather than hundreds of pages) - perhaps this is another writing rule too.

Fri Sept 06, 08:36:00 am  

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