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The Final Stretch [Jan. 29th, 2006|08:05 pm]
Tony Grist
purchas is taking over my life.

I lie awake at night worrying how to get her from A to B.

I'm on the final stretch. I've written 40,000 words. Another 20,000 (or something like) and I'm done.

20,000 words- How hard can that be?
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[User Picture]From: strange_complex
2006-01-29 12:19 pm (UTC)
Nooooo!!! Don't let it end!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-29 01:20 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking there'll probably be a sequel...
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[User Picture]From: four_thorns
2006-01-29 05:32 pm (UTC)
i hope so; it seems like the story would naturally have to go on until present day. maybe not continuously, though... you could skip around to the times you like best. you could even go backward, if you wanted. the storytelling possibilities for your premise are somewhat comicbook-like; purchas will always have an adventure you haven't yet told.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-30 05:21 am (UTC)
Yes. I've got something here I can keep going back to.

There are certain historical eras I'd really like to play around in.

I expect the next story to be set in the 1530s.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2006-01-29 12:22 pm (UTC)
Wait a minute! Wait a minute! You're just getting warmed up.

And how are you going to get her from the ship's hold to the hawthorne bush in 20,000 words?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-29 01:21 pm (UTC)
I'm getting worn out too....

Hey, I can move fast when i have to :)
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2006-01-29 01:27 pm (UTC)
Why must you write every day?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-29 02:11 pm (UTC)
Good question.

Simply because it's the task I've set myself. If I took a break now I'd feel I'd let myself down
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2006-01-29 02:34 pm (UTC)
What if you finished this go-round and set yourself a new task that doesn't tether you to the keyboard quite so badly? Otherwise, you may find Purchas going on pilgrimage to someone else's LJ!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-30 05:23 am (UTC)
I think I'll probably write another Purchas book. But I won't do it at the break neck pace that I've set myself with this one.

And I won't start posting the results until it's either finished or far advanced.
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[User Picture]From: qos
2006-01-29 01:13 pm (UTC)
I agree!
How can it end so soon?
You have centuries of her life to work on!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-29 01:22 pm (UTC)
Ah well, I'm hoping there'll be sequels. It's just this 15th century episode that's drawing to an end.

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From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-29 05:30 pm (UTC)
good lord 40k already? it really does seem like you:re just warming up...

but yes- this is a character with a heckuva lot of story to sell. we`re talking- saga.

40,000. wow.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-30 05:24 am (UTC)
Yes. I'm thinking "saga" too.

The next book will probably be set in the 1530s- Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and the Reformation and all that.
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From: manfalling
2006-01-30 03:47 pm (UTC)
that was me...
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2006-01-31 06:00 am (UTC)
No--keep going! Or please go right to Book II: the Space Age.
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