Sunday, June 17, 2007

A Long Story

My Opus is complete:

16 months of hards work is over.

289 pages, composing of 17 complete chapters & 1 prologue written in arial size 11, one and a half line spaced.

That's a total 118,644 words

That's at least 30,000 above the average.

I might decide to do a little editing, but at the minute I'm thinking f**k it, if I want it to be long, it's going to stay f**king long.

Me and Ron are off to celebrate

10 comments:

thesvenhunter said...

Is that long? how long in, like, real terms?

Mine's still only 90k. I'm still going through the epic redrafting. I literally can't believe how many times poor Karzak has had to run away from men with swords. He's getting pretty fed up.

Also, I hate you. I'm interpreting your victory as a personal insult and will be acting accordingly.

Also, well done!

Matt said...

Well done! Looking forward to buying it in the shop and going, "I know him!" And also to reading it, of course.

Matt said...

BTW have just realised that your Lugosi pictures two posts ago are the wrong way round. Him in the car is Corpse Vanishes, the evil face is Invisible Ghost. Have just watched The Ape Man, in which he plays a half-man, half-ape. Which is almost as convincing as the "real" ape, a man in a gorilla costume. The desperation in his voice seems real enough though. The best bit is probably a crazy man who appears throughout. When asked at the end who he actually is, he says, "Me? I'm the author of this story! Screwy idea wasn't it?" Then it lets us know that war bonds and stamps are available from this theatre.

Dave Paul Nixon said...

The bad thing is that I did notice that the pictures are the wrong way round and took steps to correct it. Yet bizarrely*, I still seem to have failed.

Now if you watch Lugosi's Murders In The Rue Morgue, the shooting of the gorilla is superb as is much of the cinematography. It just happens to be a bit boring.

*Actually not so bizzarely

thesvenhunter said...

I saw Roman Polanski's Fearless Vampire Killers the other day. As a fan of both the horror and comedy genres I was disappointed to find it fell short of both and came across as a piss poor attempt at what was done so well with young Frankenstein.

Matt said...

Ah, but Rosemary's Baby is pretty good. Where can one see this Murders in the Rue Morgue?

Dave Paul Nixon said...

You have to go crazy and buy it. It's only available (to my knowledge) in the region 1 Bela Lugosi Collection, which ironically has most of the Lugosi/Karloff collaborations in it.

For a horror and comedy combination one could always try the original, 'Invisible Man'. Some of the openings scenes are too over the top, but watching Claude Rains dance down a country lane with only his trousers visible singing 'gathering nuts in may' is particularly memorable. Effects are excellent.

Dave Paul Nixon said...

You have to go crazy and buy it. It's only available (to my knowledge) in the region 1 Bela Lugosi Collection, which ironically has most of the Lugosi/Karloff collaborations in it.

For a horror and comedy combination one could always try the original, 'Invisible Man'. Some of the openings scenes are too over the top, but watching Claude Rains dance down a country lane with only his trousers visible singing 'gathering nuts in may' is particularly memorable. Effects are excellent.

Wag said...

You are repeating yourself David.

Congratulations on finally finishing your opus.

Anonymous said...

There are three areas of discussion which will forever remain gripping. The first is the B movie, the second has to be long-distance travel stories (Wasn't the beach a great film, eh film buffs?), and finally those all important and unmissable stories of being high on something that you just can't get anymore, like when I was in Cambodia...........