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90845, Finished!
Posted by astropolis, Sat May-12-12 12:54 PM
This afternoon I finished the first draft of Thomas Twine's Terrific Time Travelling Toilet.

It's taken me about 8 months to get 61,000 words, a length which is appropriate for a children's story. It will probably grow to about 65,000 in revision.

This is also another first for me. I've written the bulk of it on trains commuting to Bristol, thanks to an HP laptop that I upgraded from Windows 7 to Fedora 14 Linux.

I'll take a break from writing for a day or two, then think of something else to work on.
90846, RE: Finished!
Posted by pkurilla, Sat May-12-12 01:20 PM
Congratulations on both the story and the laptop! I'm sure the story's as much fun as the title sounds like it is.
90853, RE: Finished!
Posted by astropolis, Sun May-13-12 05:01 AM
Even more fun than that. Our heroes:

Meet Brunel at the Great Exhibition.
Sell Queen Victoria a carrier full of modern chocolates.
Show Eraosthenes how to measure the size of the Earth.
Go drinking with Guy Fawkes.
Get blown up at Trafalgar then repaired by 29th century surgeons.
Help Cranmer write the prayer book.
Lend Bloody Mary a cellphone. Amazingly it works.
Help the monks on Lindisfarne with their manuscripts by bringing some coloured biros.

And that's only the start...
90847, RE: Finished!
Posted by Erin_M_H, Sat May-12-12 01:24 PM
Congrats on finishing!

-- Erin
90849, RE: Finished!
Posted by magic seeker, Sat May-12-12 03:59 PM
Hurrah! Congratulations!
90851, RE: Finished!
Posted by RavenCorbie, Sat May-12-12 10:28 PM

:boing: :sky: :boing:

Congratulations on the great firsts!
90854, RE: Finished!
Posted by David Bridger, Sun May-13-12 07:02 AM
Congratulations! Enjoy the buzz! :D
90855, Congrats
Posted by maripat, Sun May-13-12 07:58 AM
Sounds like a fun read.

90857, RE: Finished!
Posted by bonniers, Sun May-13-12 06:35 PM
Wooohooo, congratulations!
90858, RE: Finished!
Posted by Weird Jim, Sun May-13-12 09:53 PM
Hats off to you, Bob. (grin - upgraded from Windows 7 to Fedora 14 Linux.) Great going.

Weird Jim

"Good reading is the only test of good writing"
Robertson Davies. A voice from the attic 1960
90861, RE: Finished!
Posted by MarFisk, Mon May-14-12 12:43 AM
Congrats on the finish. It sounds fun, and a wonderful milestone on proving that you can get it done wherever you need to be.
90916, RE: Finished!
Posted by crimson_angel, Sat May-26-12 05:46 PM