Tuesday, 3 September 2013

I started writing Prince of Thorns 10 years ago!

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That's my blog post really... an infographic and the observation that I started Prince of Thorns 10 years and one month ago and finished it in 2006. If I had thought anyone would be interested I could have taken two weeks and finished it in 2005... In any event, 98% of the words you read in Prince of Thorns were in the version finished in 2006... then I sat on it for just over 3 years.

8 comments:

  1. Wow. That's some scary timeline.

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  2. Very poignant, Mark. Thanks for sharing that. I think having followers - or believing you have followers - might have made the difference to you in those 3 years; but your mileage may vary. If I believe my actions can impact someone else I tend to have greater impetus. I am what they used to call "company man" before society of the spectacle took real hold with technology so I may be talking square peg in round hole again. Awkward me on social media. I am glad you published!

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  3. "An overnight 10 year success". This is not as uncommon a story as people might think. You have been building Jorg a long time. (Most people would have written lots of trunk novels in those ten years.)

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  4. It's good to know that it is OK to spend 3 years on a book. I've spent just over that length on my novel in progress. How do you manage to write an entire novel in less than half a year?

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  5. Love what you done between 2011/12. VERY productive work there with the internet :)

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  6. Ridiculously impressive! Two incredible books written in 1 year. Wow! What's Price of Fools about? Not finished Emperor of Thorns so if I need to finish this before knowing then don't tell me.

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  7. Killer books man! Some of the best I've read in awhile. The scene with the dog is still the most horrific I've read in awhile

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  8. Nothing like dicking about on the internet. I'm doing it right now!

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