A Strange Turn Of Events

Posted: October 12, 2009 in fantasy, writing update
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The last couple of days have been unusual to say the least.

Saturday morning started fairly normally. I scratched out around 1000 words of the rewrite of Tears of the Mountain, but I was, as normal, not putting a lot of effort into it. Come afternoon I was trawling the ‘net wasting time. Along the way I was reading through various pages on TvTropes and also some World of Warcraft forums, including a debate on most powerful characters in lore.

All of a sudden I get the briefest hint of an idea, normally not enough of one to do anything much with yet, not without more barnstorming at least.

Yet I sat down at 5pm and started writing, and by the time I was done for the night I had cranked out 3000 words.

Sunday, despite half the day being taken out with other things, saw another 4500 words written.

Somehow, in less than two days, I’d written 7500 words. What made it more unusual is that when I started I had no plot to work on, no characters, nothing. Yet somehow I’d managed to write all that, and am likely to hit the 10K mark today easily.

Its turning out to be looking like one of those big epic fantasy’s, completely unlike the world of Sharael. We’ll have to see where it ends up and how long it turns out to be.

  1. Ha!

    It’s funny that some of my best story ideas and even writing come from un-planned or semi-planned sessions. I mean, I have outlines and note cards, but sometimes things don’t go as planned. In my case anyway, I just have to go with it. I mean why struggle to write 500 words according to some plan when 2000-6000 words come out in a differnt but ultimately satisfying direction.

    Thanks for making me feel more typical for it, or at least not alone…

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