Hey 3.5 readers,
BQB here. I have a small milestone to celebrate.
With Chapter 77 of How the West Was Zombed, I have, for the first time ever, written 60,000 words of a novel.
Yup, all it took was a snippet about a lesbian vampire getting assaulted by a goblin pervert on her way to see a Chairman who may or may not be Satan to put me over the top.
Aunt Gertie would be so proud if she still read this crap.
Further, there are writing experts who will differ on what the key parts of a novel are, but for example, if you figure that the main three have to be:
- The Set-Up – Who is everyone, where are they, drop some seeds of what’s in store for your 3.5 readers.
- The Conflict – What will happen to trouble your characters?
- The Resolution – How is that conflict resolved?
I have written two out of three of those.
1) The Set-up – Cowboys vs. an Evil (Literally Evil) Railroad Corporation.
2) The Conflict – Evil Corporate Lawyer/Vampire (Redundant) wants to conquer America with the help of werewolf henchmen and an army of zombies.
Those parts are done! And now I must write:
3) Resolution – How will the cowboys stop the zombies? (Or will they? Muah ha ha!)
If the standard novel length is around 100,000 words or so, then I am beyond the point of no return and closer to being finished than starting.
Is there more to go? Yes. It still needs a major rewrite. Then various pros to give it the ole look see. Then all the formatting. And honestly, I might just write the first three just to make sure they all go together continuity wise.
So…time…so much time. But it is starting to look like persisting in writing a little bit now and then does build up and eventually puts you in the right direction.
So thank you, 3.5 readers, for your support and your 7 eyes. For the first time ever, I actually believe a BQB has a good chance of being published. And with sales to my 3.5 readers, minus Jeff Bezos’ cut, that mozzarella cheese stick basket at Applebee’s is calling my name.
Mmmm…mmm…that’s good eating!