Monday, 26 January 2015

Immortal Space Update/Announcement

For the people who aren't aware, Immortal Space is a story I started writing not long after I actually started writing this blog. I think I've been writing it about two years now. I've been writing it off and on and there have been times I stopped writing it entirely, only to go back to it later. At the last update I said I was writing things that were coming up to the end and having some trouble thinking up an ending. I don't know if I mentioned that part, but that's where I was.
I also enjoy "And then they all fucked. The end."
Well after talking with a friend about her own plans for a book, I decided that it was about time I wrote out a plan for Immortal Space so I knew how it was ending and where it was going. She told me she was writing chapter summaries and I decided to do the same. It was easy at first because I was just summarising the chapters I'd already written and there was a lot. It turns out that writing summaries for chapters I hadn't written yet ended up being pretty easy too and it went well once I got started.
This is how my cat reacted
That's right folks; the good news is that Immortal Space is now completely planned out. Well, a summary of the entire story anyway. I might deviate a bit but I have everything I need to write it fully. The bad news is I was actually pretty close to the end, but I'm writing the final draft. So I'm rewriting everything. Again. That said, I do at least know how far along I am with the story and there shouldn't be any real delays in it's release.

Expect Immortal Space some time this year, potentially some time in the next six months. I'll keep you updated as I go.

9 comments:

  1. So awesome that's it's completely planned out now, Mark! Your hard work has paid off.

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  2. Great idea to do chapter summaries first, never thought of that.

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  3. Sounds like you're The Man with The Plan! Have fun rewriting and finishing!

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  4. Hey, cheers to that! For me personally, the planning out stage is the hardest. After that, it's just a matter of filling in the cracks. Looking forward to seeing the end result.

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  5. >six months
    SIX MONTHS
    DUDE
    YOU ARE TESTING MY PATIENCE
    No seriously, it's been so long already. Not that I can't appreciate the time and effort that goes into writing an entire full-fledged book (fuck even finishing a very rough draft cost me quite a bit of effort!), but as a mindless and unknowing consumer, I demand things Sooner™.
    Take your time though, make it the best it can be!

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  6. Plans are great! I do little summaries of upcoming scenes and chapters (and then usually ignore them, because I like to spite the efforts of past-me). Good luck with finishing it off!

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  7. Congratulations. Sometimes, writing a story can take a long time, but if you stick to it, you'll be able to turn it into something really good.

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  8. It must take a lot of effort to plan things out in advance like that. I don't know if I could do that... I might get bogged down in writing the summaries and then not have enough energy left for writing the actual book. On the other hand maybe it can help you organize your thoughts and make it more efficient.

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  9. I would take my hat off to you if I wore a hat but I don't so I won't but will say congratulations

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