Further Tales of Episode #109 Made up for lost words. We are now at 2,100 and--I'd like to think--cranking along nicely.
And we also just got word of an interlude to follow right after "Little Boy Lost." The Peanut Gallery (aka My Muse) told me this morning. They've sketched out two of the three bits that will be in said interlude. The third bit is still a bit fuzzy, they say, but should have something worked up by the end of the week.
Cranking away at #109, which is due to follow our upcoming episode, "Little Boy Lost."
About 1,300 words in. Plot details (who, why, when, all that good stuff) for the moment have been worked out so I have a pretty good idea of where things are due to go in Acts 1 and 2, and possibly 3--or at least, the lead-in to 3.
As usual, estimating at least 6,000 words. We'll see how far we get. We may go over, likely into 8,000+ territory again.
"Little Boy Lost" is slated for 8 installments, beginning next Monday. The plan is to get the #109 draft done by at the end of the month.
Now to share with you Dear Readers the goings-on whilst I write the Duo's escapades. Think of it as running commentary as I work. I'll call 'em "Progress Notes."
It'll be a hoot.
(Yes, I did use the word "hoot.")
(Yes, I'm probably old. But not that old.)
I like to think of K+M as a TV show so I borrow a lot of their naming conventions. Episodes are usually noted as "Season # + Episode # (01 - up)." So the first episode of the first season is usually something like "101." Next episode, "102." Or some variation of that.
We're currently on Episode 108, at work on 109, and coming to the close of the first season. (Since it's a short one, maybe I'll do as the Brits do and call it "Series One." heh.)
I plot out in Four Acts. Probably a bad habit when used for fiction but I find that it keeps a kind of structure to each story/episode.
And yes, I have answered the question: I'm a plotter/planner.
Total word counts of each episode vary. Usually in the neighborhood of 7,000 to 8,000 words. I'll update the current word count but I won't note percentage of the completed piece on a counter or anything like that simply because I don't know how long the final piece will be. (Compare: "Rest Stop" at 1,900 words vs. "Easy Money" at 27,000 words)