A Writing Waypoint

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One hundred thousand words! A milestone in drafting the manuscript for the Greatest Game.

A milestone without context to those reading this post? Certainly. From the outside looking in, one does not know whether my next novel, in terms of length, will be a tomelike epic or a taut thriller. A hundred thousand could be a drop in the bucket.

But to me, 100K does represent a significant waypoint. Since I’ve done a rough plot outline, I can safely say there’s less than a third to go. I’m fast approaching the climax – one definitely full of excitement and suspense.

Summer is not an ideal time to write a novel, what with the enticement of beautiful weather coupled with new trails and sites to explore. The great outdoors beckon, shouting at me to forgo the keyboard. I oblige often. Perseverance is the name of the game when writing amid the summer months. Slowly but surely I have toiled (enjoyably) at the growing manuscript. I believe the end results will confirm the effort was worthwhile.

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About Malcolm Little

A native of British Columbia, my interests are diverse: Working with information technologies, pursuing a second degree in applied geography, and delving into character-driven stories. My multifaceted life experiences are evident in the stories Iwrite, where balancing the hard and the soft sides of the genre are of utmost importance. My first published novel, "Waves of Reprisal", is hopefully the first of many to come. Indeed, ideas for both stand-alone and series science fiction have gestated inside my consciousness for many years. It's time to let fingers crystallize those ideas into prose and dialogue. Recently my writing skills have extended into the realm of peer-reviewed scholarly articles, with published works appearing in Nature and Canadian Geographic. From time to time I might share interesting tidbits from my ongoing research.
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