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Title: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: indianasmith on March 29, 2012, 10:16:50 PM
I started my book tonight.  I've had the story rattling around in my head for awhile, and I decided to start putting words down tonight.  Just the title page, prologue, and a couple of pages of the first chapter - but it's going to be awesome! LOL!  At least, it feels awesome to be writing again! :cheers:


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: Flick James on March 29, 2012, 10:45:53 PM
That's fantastic. My wife and I have made a committment to write one of our screenplay ideas this year, but between two young boys and a miserable pregnancy it has been a challenge. It is nice to be writing, though.


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: indianasmith on March 29, 2012, 10:47:56 PM
The first word is the hardest.  After that, they just kinda flow.


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: Flick James on March 29, 2012, 10:53:02 PM
The night was...


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: indianasmith on March 29, 2012, 11:16:49 PM
Sultry!


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: RCMerchant on March 30, 2012, 06:11:25 AM
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l79/RCMerchant/darkandstormySnoopy.jpg)

Congrats!


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: tracy on March 30, 2012, 12:24:07 PM
Alright! I hope you have the great American novel within you,Indy. :wink:


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: lester1/2jr on March 30, 2012, 02:11:03 PM
http://www.putthats**tonthelist.com/2012/03/when-is-hate-crime-not-hate-crime.html

article I wrote about gay gay-bashing

that's "s-h-itlist"


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: Menard on March 30, 2012, 05:05:23 PM
Congratulations on getting laid, Indy!  :thumbup:

Wait a minute...book? Dang...I should read these things before I reply. Better luck next time. :teddyr:


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: indianasmith on March 30, 2012, 05:09:55 PM
Oh, Menard, you'll never grow up! (Thank goodness!) :cheers:


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: indianasmith on March 30, 2012, 08:48:25 PM
Came home today and thrashed out five more pages.  I've introduced two main characters, about to bring in the third  . . . gorgeous Italian archeologist Isabella Sforza.


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: Menard on March 30, 2012, 09:41:06 PM
A thrashing threesome with a gorgeous Italian? Yeehaw! That's my kind of novel!  :teddyr:


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on March 30, 2012, 10:33:31 PM
Came home today and thrashed out five more pages.  I've introduced two main characters, about to bring in the third  . . . gorgeous Italian archeologist Isabella Sforza.
The two main characters are vampire Hitler and his plucky teen sidekick, right?  Come on, you can level with us. 


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: indianasmith on March 31, 2012, 07:58:20 AM
Er . . . no. :buggedout:


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: AndyC on March 31, 2012, 09:46:30 AM
Oh, a novel. I thought this was about a grisly shooting spree or coming out or something. Good for you.


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: tracy on March 31, 2012, 12:29:34 PM
Came home today and thrashed out five more pages.  I've introduced two main characters, about to bring in the third  . . . gorgeous Italian archeologist Isabella Sforza.
Uh,oh....Alan's gonna want to read that for sure. :teddyr:


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: indianasmith on March 31, 2012, 12:58:54 PM
Finished Chapter One, now about two pages into Chapter Two and sixteen pages overall.

What has the earthquake on the Island of Capri revealed???? :teddyr:


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: Jack on March 31, 2012, 02:26:02 PM
I think the earthquake shifted the ground around just enough to reveal the ruins of an ancient - possibly alien!!! - civilization   :teddyr:


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: Allhallowsday on March 31, 2012, 04:27:05 PM
Finished Chapter One, now about two pages into Chapter Two and sixteen pages overall.

What has the earthquake on the Island of Capri revealed???? :teddyr:
The remains of victims of TIBERIUS' "pleasure palace".  
(https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZuQr79J4YEYCi3glq_913AhsvMZcBXx4V2iO6Eh73xKPXp1Se)


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: Frank81 on April 03, 2012, 10:19:14 AM
I'm always great at starting 'My' book, and I have thousands of  a great  stories, but, never seem to finish? Good Luck. :teddyr:


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: indianasmith on April 03, 2012, 11:08:05 PM
Finished Chapter 2 tonight, and got about three pages into Chapter 3.  30 pages total so far.
Will the amiable police chief in Capri village be able to keep secret the shocking discovery made at the Villa Jovis?
And will American archeologist Josh Parker drop his work at Ephesus to come assist in studying this exciting discovery?

The tension is building!!!!!

But how do you verify a 2,000 year old autograph, anyway?


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: Frank81 on April 04, 2012, 07:35:50 AM
But how do you verify a 2,000 year old autograph, anyway?

Ask Larry King? :teddyr:


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: Hammock Rider on April 04, 2012, 11:28:15 AM
Congratulations Indy. Can I play the amiable Capri police chief when it becomes a movie, or do you have some no talent like Benicio del Toro in mind?


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: AndyC on April 04, 2012, 06:25:51 PM
But how do you verify a 2,000 year old autograph, anyway?

Ask Larry King? :teddyr:

Or Mel Brooks.


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: dean on April 05, 2012, 07:06:14 AM
Level with us Indy, this is based on your life as an Archaeologist Super Spy right?


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: Jack on April 05, 2012, 09:06:13 AM
But how do you verify a 2,000 year old autograph, anyway?

They analyze the ink and find that the pigment was made from the bark of a tree that went extinct 1,999 years ago of course   :teddyr:


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on April 05, 2012, 11:18:30 AM


But how do you verify a 2,000 year old autograph, anyway?
In the next chapter, they jump in their time machine and the rest of the book is about accidentally rewriting the past and other wacky time travel shenanigans! 


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: indianasmith on April 05, 2012, 05:19:06 PM
Mmmm . . . no.  But I do see a car bomb coming up!


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: Allhallowsday on April 05, 2012, 11:55:07 PM
Mmmm . . . no.  But I do see a car bomb coming up!
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/ba/Leonardo_self.jpg)


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on April 06, 2012, 12:15:35 AM
Leonardo DaVinci arranged for a bomb to be put in their car?  Wow.  He really was ahead of his time!


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: RCMerchant on April 06, 2012, 05:33:02 AM
Car bomb. I take it this takes place in the middle east? And he discovered an ancient staute of the Ayatolla Pazuzu?


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: El Misfit on April 06, 2012, 04:45:15 PM
You took out that flaming rooster? :wink: :tongueout:


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: indianasmith on September 14, 2012, 09:34:02 PM
Five and half months, 240 pages, and still going strong!  I think the finished work is going to run around 400 pages, so I am over halfway done.  It has been incredibly fun.  I begin to think it may even have commercial possibilities!  My goal now is to be finished by Christmas, and shopping for publishers in the spring.


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: alandhopewell on September 18, 2012, 12:58:01 PM
Five and half months, 240 pages, and still going strong!  I think the finished work is going to run around 400 pages, so I am over halfway done.  It has been incredibly fun.  I begin to think it may even have commercial possibilities!  My goal now is to be finished by Christmas, and shopping for publishers in the spring.

     Do you have room for a middle aged, semi-negro, NorthCoast rock-and-roller type character? Perhaps as President?


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: indianasmith on September 18, 2012, 09:00:50 PM
I don't think I have ever heard anyone use the term "semi-Negro" before!!!!! :buggedout:


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: alandhopewell on September 19, 2012, 12:49:08 PM
I don't think I have ever heard anyone use the term "semi-Negro" before!!!!! :buggedout:

     That's just the kind of guy I am, laddie!


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: AndyC on September 19, 2012, 12:59:30 PM
I don't think I have ever heard anyone use the term "semi-Negro" before!!!!! :buggedout:

     That's just the kind of guy I am, laddie!

Scottish too?


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: indianasmith on October 09, 2012, 10:58:16 PM
Finished Chapter 20 tonight.  I am now over the 300 page mark, and about 3/4 done with the story.  The end is in sight!


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: Allhallowsday on October 11, 2012, 08:09:32 PM
Finished Chapter 20 tonight.  I am now over the 300 page mark, and about 3/4 done with the story.  The end is in sight!
Congratulations!  You're nearly done.   If you have fun with it, who wouldn't?   :thumbup: :smile:  Now comes the best part. 


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: indianasmith on November 16, 2012, 10:14:15 PM
Seven and a half months of work, and tonight I crossed the 400 page mark!
I have a chapter and a half to go, and a short epilogue.

I have never completed anything of this magnitude before. I look back over what I have written, tightening up this sentence and adding a word to round out that one, and I find myself thinking - did I REALLY do all this?

I am hoping to be completely finished before I come back to work from Thanksgiving break.


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: Ed, Ego and Superego on November 16, 2012, 10:22:24 PM
But what about the talking pie sidekick?


Title: Re: WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!
Post by: indianasmith on November 20, 2012, 10:15:05 PM
ONE MORE CHAPTER TO GO!!!!!!!!!!! :bouncegiggle: :buggedout: :cheers: