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  1. er, may I also do a shameless plug and say I humbly stand in line (way behind of course) with all you fine novel-writers.

    Only difference being I am not attempting to write novel, coz well, I prefer short stories. And two, I am still in two minds over the whole quantity of words being churned out. It’s a race you race with yoruself, and I get that, but seriously speaking, isn’t there something to be said of crisp succint ideas turning into say I donno, 10 words with depth than perhaps making it a lengthy 25?

    Voicing an opinion, while I stand at the end of the line at close to 1800 words or so..
    .-= rads´s last blog ..teamwork =-.

  2. way to go!! A novel’s one of the best ways to explore yourself I think..

    Also, IMHO, it’s very much possible to write about a character you dont like.. there are negative protagonists, and second person perspectives and oh so many other such possibilities..

    You know what, I just recently bought a book for my class on creative writing, I wish I could have given it to you.. It has awesome guidelines for sudden questions that pop up while writing a story.. like the number of words needed in a chapter..


    I had the best November of my life thanks to this. Yes, I made it to the 50,000 word count– wrote a “novel” on Bombay. But I’m too ashamed to even look at it now, so after the initial euphoria, it’s back to the writing/non-writing days..I am, however, sure that you will do better than me.

  4. @rads: I was of the same mindset. After all, I’ve written short stories and I like the format. But I took the easy way out (or is it the hard way) and decided to try a novel. And by the way, you’re way ahead of me on the wordcount so heads-up!!

    @PS: You can when you see me next. 🙂 I’m still in the kindergarten and every day is a new discovery in writing.

    @Sharanya: Why ever??!! I am never ashamed of anything I turn out even if no one else likes it. It is your baby after all, believe in it!

  5. Finally somebody realized that you should be forced to write, at gun point or 😀 something like it. I can’t wait to hear more.

  6. It was a joke Idea!!! 🙂 Novel writing can be something that seems too scary to ever attempt. Someone like me’d probably need motivation ( in the form of a 😉 ) to even think about doing it. 🙂
    Glad to know that it’s coming along fine.