Side benefits of serial writing

8 years ago | ubersoft (Member)

After Issue 12 of Curveball I looked at everything I'd written, and after crunching some numbers my computer announced it was equal to A MONTH'S WORTH OF WHAT WILDBOW WOULD PRODUCE IF HE HAD A SEVERE SPRAIN AND WAS FORCED TO TYPE WITH HIS NOSE.

(Side note: if he had been forced to type with his tongue, it would be fewer words but the quality would be higher.)

(Side side note: sometimes I am silly.)

Which means it's about 120,000 words, which makes it a full-length novel and some. So obviously it had to be collected and turned into a novel.

Which it now is. Curveball Year One is now out in Paperback and ebook!

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  1. Wildbow (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    I'm not going to respond to the first bit because I'm not clever enough to think of a witty rejoinder. Let me just say congrats.

  2. ubersoft (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    You don't need a witty rejoinder. You probably wrote another 10,000 words in the last thirty minutes and there's absolutely no way I can top that with repartee. :-D

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  3. Amy Kim Kibuishi (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    Nice work, uber! It must've felt so nice to collect all of that. Sometimes when I write I imagine each word is a snowflake (the regular kind, not the precious kind!) and they accumulate. Sometimes I get buried in them and sometimes they fall in lovely, novel-shaped ways.

    ... I had to look up the word "rejoinder." You learn something new every day! :P

  4. Stormy (Moderator)

    Posted 8 years ago

    Congrats on the ebook and paper-book releases. ^_^

  5. AGreyWorld (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    It'll be brilliant being able to hold something you wrote in your hands... A fitting reward. Congratulations on making it through a year!

  6. Psycho Gecko (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    I hope to get there soon. Both the year and the book releases. I think I'll hit it big with the vast crowd of Insane Clown Posse "John Dies at the End" Terry Pratchett fans. That's a key demographic, you now.

  7. casanders (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    That's great news! Congrats!

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