by Shelt Garner
I’ve decided to take a deep breath and be far more careful about writing out scenes one I write a scene summary. The hope is, that I won’t keep writing and re-writing scenes in the first act forever.
But even if I fix that problem, there’s another problem I have to contend with — I keep gravitating around 46 scenes for my first act. This is way too many, in context. Each scene is, meant to be, on average 1,000 words.
And, yet, I know from how much I’ve been writing that this is not always true. I would say, on average, my scenes are close to 750 words. Anyway, the point is — I may, again, just have to “give up” on length and just write the novel I want to write, tell the story I want to tell and evaluate things once the third draft is finished.
Anyway. Wish me luck.