Monday, February 20, 2006

Conf 147: Hijacked

No. of words: 61,732

Racing towards the end now. Aim to get up to 70,000 by end of this week, and 80,000 & THE END by end of next week. This will NOT be the final draft by a long shot, not for the second half of the novel anyway, but all the scenes should be in place. This is ambitious, but if I write that here, it might make me stick to it more. I can then go back to the beginning and strengthen the characterisations all the way through for each person, at the same time refining the prose. Then there might be something. Or there might be nothing.

Handy Hi-jack Hint of the Day:

Having done my word quota today, I stopped for lunch & settled down to read a friend's MS about how he was hi-jacked on a Pan Am jet in the 1980s. He was taken out front and had a gun pointing to his head for 12 hours, totally sure he was going to die. 21 of his fellow passengers & crew were killed. It makes harrowing reading. Adopting the muslim prayer position probably saved him.

Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.

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