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Chapters?!

Currently Listening To: Damnit by Blink-182

As I said in an earlier post, I’m someone who would rather overwrite and work on cutting down the words and fluff rather than force my creativity to save the day.

I almost decided to not go through that route as I was outlining the book by chapter. The goal here was to really just make sure I’m having the story flow. Every action should affect the story in some way.

I was getting nervous as my chapter count went up. As a new guy, I can’t hope to break through with a fifty chapter book! Hell, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone has seventeen chapters! How can I limit my story to such a low chapter count?

Well that’s the problem.

I’m not J.K. Rowling.

Everyone has different writing styles. I seem to favor numerous quick chapters. Some people favor longer chapters.

I haven’t even written the draft yet and I am freaking out about the length. Not a good way to start.

So, to sum up the lesson I learned: Stop freaking, start writing! Give me a week and I will be typing like a mad man.