Saturday, September 15, 2012

Word Count Blues

The more I refine the outline for my novel JIHAD COMIX, the more unlikely it seems to me that it will be done when I hit 50,000 words (inshaAllah) as part or National Novel Writing Month. I'm trying to figure out what to do about this. 

My first instinct was simply to proceed in the order of the scenes presented in the outline and pace myself so that I had some approximation of a readable manuscript on November 30. Now I am wondering whether it would make more sense to attack the most difficult scenes first, jump around a lot, accept that I will have an incomplete manuscript at the end of the month, and fill in the blanks later... 

Pondering it all from a great height.

Perhaps it will become clearer in a dream.