Thursday, August 02, 2007

The Pre-Draft Draft is Drafted

I finished my pre-draft draft this afternoon. It came in at 31,815 words--two thirds of which were written in the two weeks we've been in Oklahoma. Twenty-eight chapter summaries with ideas for two more. This feels good.

Now I'll set it aside for a while, finish my syllabi, draft a short story, and come back to it in a week or so. I need to sort through my note fragments (about 200 pages) and see if I missed anything. Then I'll fiddle with my structure, print it all out, and read through while taking notes.

Then I'll put it aside again for a bit, work on another short story, maybe an essay or a screenplay, then write a first draft of this pig.

I have a plan. And that plan includes going to cook hot dogs and french fries in a minute.


Anonymous said...

What?? After that you should be having steak and augratins!!!!!

Jason said...

Tell you what . . . next time we visit you can make me steak and au gratins. That sounds really good.

The hot dogs were good, too, though.

Diana said...

Hey, congratulations! That's good writerly discipline.

When does school start?

Jerry said...

Good jorb! I look forward to reading your masterpiece. Did someone say steak and au gratins? *homer drool*

Jason said...

Classes start on August 20th. I have a couple of orientation sessions the week prior, but I don't know how long they'll be or what they entail, other than getting paperwork done (W-2 and such).

I'm getting anxious. And squirrely. And there's nothing scarier than a 240-pound squirrel.