2006-11-17

So far... (so good! :-)

I'm a bit behind on the wordcout, I mean, yesterday I was okay, today I'll have to write my share, but I'm happily going pretty fine, although I'd like to have a little bit more of a wordcount buffer to spare, but anyway...

At 27 Kwords, I'm about to write the Battle of Ephessus, where the Persians manage to deal a defeat to the Yaunâ that attacked Sardes (Athenian, Eretrian and Ionian hoplites). That will be the big event of ION E. With each ION about 8-9 Kwords (except ION D, which is only 3,500 words at the moment, as I got fed up with writing Greek politics :-P) I'd say I'm aiming at some 80-90 Kwords, not really a lot, but enough for a first draft. There are lots of things that I know I'll need to address, and considering how I'm enjoying the characters so far, I'll have to work on their 'normal' lives a bit more to help adjust the chapters' rythm and give this story the depth it deserves as well as its width...

I'll let you know how I'm going... KALLISTI!

3 comments:

Gabriele C. said...

Lol, Greek politics .... they make the antics of the Italian Parliaiment look logical.

Got bored of you old blog template? I like this one, it has a fresh look to it.

Excalibor said...

Yeah, they are crazy, those Greeks... :-)

As for the template, I have switched to blogger beta and thought they would have new templates, then I learned they didn't, and thought I could use a new one, to celebrate the new novel... :-)

How are you doing with yours? BTW, cool reading corner, indeed! My SO asks if they are from Ikea (ahem!) so I let this hanging here... :-)

thanks for passing by and good luck on the book!

Gabriele C. said...

The recliner is from Ikea (Poäng) but the shelves are from a local carptenter, and the table of which you can see a corner, is an old one from my parents' household.

My Nano? Well, I've never been a speed wirter, and Nano isn't really for me except that it's fun. :)