Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Latest Writing Project

I have begun the task of sending out proposals for my latest writing project. It is no longer the super secret project. The title is called 1000 Things About Me and it is a grand extension of the 100 Things list that I wrote here a while back. I was calling it the super secret project because I wasn't sure if I could pull it off. 1000 things are not so easy to come up with. Yeah, I could have rattled off a bunch of boring, useless stuff like counting the hairs on my head but where's the fun in that? I had to come up with a whole bunch of stuff that was completely true to some degree or another. I really bogged down around the 700-800 range. The trick was not to repeat myself (unless it was for comedic effect) and that required walking a line between too much detail and not enough.

Anyway, it is done and now I'm seeking out possibilities for publication. Many thanks to my test readers for their insights and corrections. (Yes, even something that's essentially autobiographical can use some outside proofreading.)

4 comments:

Two Write Hands said...

I really admire you for sticking it out and writing that thing to completion. I get quesy about writing 200 words for a blog every day. :)

Seren said...

Have you made any changes to it or is it still virgo intacta>

Allie Boniface said...

Wow, 1000 things? I'm impressed...

Scriptorius Rex said...

The 1000 things are in essentially the same format but I have worked on the order a bit and tightened up some of my tendency toward wordiness. So far, I've sent out maybe 7 emailed proposals and gotten rejections on three or four.