Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ha, I Say, HA!

Part two of Simon Peter is done. It was about 25% longer than I'd planned for it to be -- around 51,000 words -- but I feel good about it.

Part three will be, I expect at this point, to be the longest of part, because it will contain the bulk of Jesus' ministry as well as his death. I'm half thinking of rather than diving straight into part three that I'll write a short story in the style I've adopted for Simon Peter and post it here when I'm done with it -- probably a week or so from when I begin -- and I'm curious if y'all out there have any thoughts on the subject. I know that most of you are here because I cut up about religion, not necessarily because I'm writing a book on Biblical characters, but most of you also seem to be pretty hip into reading, which pleases me immensely.

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divabeq said...

hehe. Since no one else is going to say it (and since I'm excited to read it) I will say it. WOOHOO!! Congratulations on all your hard work coming to fruition.

April 13, 2007 11:59 AM  
Krystalline Apostate said...

51,000 WORDS?!?!? Yeesh, I was hard put to put 45,000 words into my entire novel.
You're not shooting for Tolstoy status, are ye? ;)

April 13, 2007 5:17 PM  
Chris Bradley said...


LOL. Yeah, part 2 is 51,000 words. Right now, all said and done, the whole thing is about 90,000 words. I was originally aiming for 160,000 words (in four parts) and there's a reason for that -- because historical fiction novels tend to be beefy. The historical fiction market . . . kind of likes it when a person goes on a bit.

The structure of the book is such that I could cut out the various parts pretty easily if it does need to be shortened, but I don't think that'll be the case. Or, at least, I hope not. ;)

April 13, 2007 6:29 PM  

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