On Writing a Novel in Three Months

Writing a Novel in Three months:pic

On August 21st this year, I embarked on an ambitious project, that of writing a full length novel in three months. To add to that, the novel belongs to a mix of genres: Historical, fantasy and science fiction. I have never done anything of this kind before. My last novel, yet to be published, was written in nine months plus an additional six months to type it up as I wrote the first draft on paper. This time however I am writing the book directly onto the laptop, another new experience for me. My goal is to make the novel sixty thousand words long at the very least. Initially, I had planned to do eight hundred words daily, but after a setback due to a computer crash, I am doing one thousand words daily to catch up and plan on continuing that trend. So far I have done eleven thousand words, which is over one-sixth of the intended length. The novel is coming out fast and I have already deviated considerably from the outlined plot– which is a good thing.

As for the novel itself, it takes place in ancient and modern Assam (well… technically…) It explores Reality for the most part. There are two characters who are connected across time and space and realities. There are black holes involved too! I hope the novel is going to turn up something different, at least that’s what my intentions are. But most of all, I hope the novel will entertain people like no other book and make them look at the world and beyond with a fresh new perspective.

The last date that I have assigned myself for the completion of the novel is the 21st of November. So let’s see how it goes.

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About A J Chaudhury

A. J. Chaudhury is a young author from India of fantasy and historical fiction. His short story "A Song of Blood", set in historical Pragjotisha, has released recently, and more tales are following soon.
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