How It’s Going . . .


Well, I’m about 41,000 words into my novel, Darlington, with about 26 days to go for my self-appointed first draft deadline (Aug. 20). That’s a little over 1,000 words a day. So far I’ve been able to keep that pace up by writing both late at night and in the early morning. I have to admit, though, the writing at night is tough. I write for about five minutes then doze off, write, doze, write, doze, and so on for a good hour. But somehow I’ve been able to keep my train of thought and put out some pretty intense scenes. In fact, I just got done writing a scene that is very intense and I’ll have to deliberate with my editor on whether it fits neatly into place or not.

Also, I’m trying something new with this novel, a technique for speeding things up and keeping the story racing along. I’m . . . ha! you thought I was going to tell you, didn’t you. You’ll have to wait for the book to be published to find out what it is. I know, that’s terrible, but suspense is what it’s all about, right?

Oh, one more thing, I just got an idea this morning to add scenes from a certain character’s point of view. This will help develop that character a little better and should up the ante when it comes time for the climax.

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About mikedellosso

Mike Dellosso is an author of wide-eyed suspense. He writes stories that not only entertain but enlighten.

Posted on July 24, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Hang in there, Mike. You're making good progress. We'll pray that you keep your eyes open. 🙂

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  2. Susan J. Reinhardt

    Yay, Mike! You're doing great! I can't wait to find out your new system for moving things along. Book 2 is floating around my head, but I've only written a few pages. That little editor fellow on my shoulder keeps interrupting my train of thought.Blessings,Susan 🙂

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  3. I can't wait to read Darlington!

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  4. C.J. Darlington

    Well, of course you know I'm itching to read a book with my last name as the title! 🙂 I just recently drove through the town of Darlington, MD which is I believe the town in which your story takes place?

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  5. Mike, it sounds like you're making excellent progress. I'm a morning person so the idea of working late at night would be really challenging. I'm looking forward to reading your book and I'm intrigued by the title.

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