Wednesday, August 18

Rest?

I didn't mean to sound like I was complaining. I'm not.

Writing is HOW I rest. Sort of. As long as it doesn't need to be done on a whipcrack deadline.

Getting paid for what I do is a privilege, because I'd still be doing it even if I weren't getting paid.

I'd just be even crankier.



btw, the ms of REVENGE I turned in is about 115,000 words, which will make it roughly the same size book as SHATTERPOINT (within 30 pages or so), depending on design and typeface.

4 comments:

barb said...

Congratulations on finishing your novelization. Great accomplishment.

Maybe these are weird questions, but out of curiousity, when you write, how do you format it? Double-spaced, first line indent? Do you compose on the computer, or by hand? Or both?

Anyway, let me know when you'll be at Degerberg. I've added my e-mail address to my profile page, and finally posted stuff in my blog.

--Barb

MWS said...

I compose wholly on computer; if it were not for word-processing technology, I wouldn't have a career. I write first, organize later.

When I get the piece in order, it looks like an old-fashioned typewritten manuscript (i.e. double spaced 12-point Courier, first line of each paragraph indented five character-spaces, no extra line between paragraphs) largely because I've been writing since long before there were word-processors, and I'm accustomed to reading manuscripts in that format. I get a better feel for them, that way; when it doesn't look so much like a finished, printed book, the weaknesses of language and story-construction stand out a bit more.

I'll let you know when I'm returning to the 'Berg; it might even be later this week, tho' I do morning classes (still workin' that night job, y'know . . .)

HAWKi102 said...

Matt it's great to hear you've completed the ms of RoTS. I hope it turns out to be best Star Wars book to date, until you come along and write an even better one.

Speaking of questions, I have one for ya Matt, I hope you don't mind. My friend and I are attempting to write a story. I'd love to have your opinion on it. I know your policy on works in progress, but this isn't a wip..not really. What we have now is staying unless we see otherwise cuz we've edited it quite a bit. I just want to know whether it's shit or not. If you're interested lemme know. My email is caine59@earthlink.net, but you can just make a comment here, too, cuz I check a lot. Thanks.

barb said...

I go in the morning too--less crowded. In fact, I have a class in a couple of hours and I'm ready to kick ass.