novel stuff

May 21, 2007 at 8:30 pm (meta)

well it’s time. i finally sat down and wrote a small scene from what i’m hoping will eventually turn into a novel. i’m aiming for 80k words in a year. getting that many words written in that time frame shouldn’t be a problem. the challenge will be making it a coherent, solid story.

i’m willing to share what i write for the novel on here, if people would like, but i’m not really sure HOW i want to share it. i’m not sure i want to do it as normal posts, but if i post them as separate pages, i’m not sure that gets sent out on the feed at all. anyway, since i don’t feel like experimenting with it or even thinking too hard about it right now, i’ll put this first scene up as a normal post, with the normal password. if i do decide to put it up in a different way, i’ll probably use a new password for it too.

but anyway. here it is. tentatively titled “traumstadt”

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2 Comments

  1. steev said,

    why not post them as normal posts? what’s the big deal?

    btw what’s traumstadt mean?

  2. brian said,

    i suppose i’m hesitant to do normal posts because i know i’m going to be writing stuff out of order. i can’t even imagine attempting to write my novel in order from page 1 to 300. stuff is going to be very fragmentary and weird, and i dunno. i’m also not sure i want it announced to anyone who looks at the blog. granted there are only about 2 of your, but still… i dunno right now.

    traumstadt is supposed to mean “dream city” but i was talking to jeannette and allan today and it might not really mean what i want it to mean. i want it to mean “dream city” as in a city literally existing only within dreams, but jeannette said (i think) that it probably means more like “the city of my dreams” like an “ideal city.” so i may end up changing it. it’s german because i’m going to try to draw on some jungian (and maybe freudian?) ideas so german seemed an appropriate language. plus it’s a cool language. :)

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