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Book progress report 1

Just a bit of a progress report this evening. I'm pleased to say that I have started work proper on the book idea I mentioned a couple of days ago. I'm over a thousand words into the first chapter. I've decided, though, just to confine the narrative to my undergrad years; the drawn-out story of how I wrote my masters can wait. This way, I can focus on that lovely fascinating three year period from 2004 to 2007.

I plan to take writing this book seriously: too many times recently, I've had these ideas, started work on them, only to promptly get bored and forget about the whole thing. It's a very irritating trait I have. This time, then, I plan to keep it up. My plan is to write at least one three to four thousand word chapter a week, and hopefully by the end of ten weeks I'll have something of reasonable length. I'm sure I can keep that up - it just takes the same kind of writerly discipline I use to keep my blog updated. The thing is, unlike writing blog entries, I need to work out how to present the history of that period of my life, and how do depict certain people without making anyone angry. While I want to stay reasonably faithful to what actually happened, I may have to use a degree of writer's licence, just to make sure I end up with a coherent, reasonable story.

Expect more progress reports like this to follow. (In fact, please hold me to it.)

Comments

"And then he sauntered over to me. His eyes were a deep brown and his smile was created by the gods. He spoke out in a sexy Yorkshire accent 'my names Steve'. That was the day I realised that love at first sight isn't make believe"

You can have that.

In Jack Kerouacs boojs he gives real life characters pseudonyms. In On the Road Jack Kerouac calls himself Sal Paradise, Neil Cassidy is called Dean Moriarty. In your book i wish my psudynym to be Sexy McDreamboat.

I'll think about it. I'll be getting to our first meeting at Brandies soon :P

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