Words and Time

by Jan Michal Lucki, August 20th, 2013

I was a little surprised that I finished the prologue yesterday. I was beginning to think it would never get done. An earlier draft of the prologue reached almost 8,000 words. There were two additional scenes following the current ending. One named character ended up being cut. He is still there, in the background, but I suppose he wasn't absolutely essential to what the story needed to convey, so in the background he remained.

The word count ended up at 5,551, which is still a lot of words for a prologue. I'm happy with the way it turned out, but it took a little too long to write. Moving forward, I will attempt to finish one chapter per month. This might not happen with Chapter 1, but I hope I will eventually get it down to such a time frame, maybe even faster, further down the line.

In the mean time, here's a word cloud of the prologue, courtesy of wordle.net. Thought it was interesting.

Edited on 2020-12-23: wordle.net doesn't seem to exist anymore, but edwordle.net looks like a suitable alternative.

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