Act I, Act II…I Don’t Know What to do

There are many things I’ve learned during my time on WordPress. One of the things that I’ve discovered is that writers seem to write their stories in different “acts”. And I’m not really sure why.

Just about everyone one here has written more than I have. I think in total I’ve only mustered out 90k words or something. I’m obviously not including these posts or any essays in that number. But 90k words isn’t much. So I’m not going to sit here and act like I know it all. What I do know is that I don’t write in these “acts”. And I never will. Just like I’ll never plan out a book before it’s written. Who needs outlines when I can just sit down and pump out a few thousand words whenever I want to?

Anyway, I’m just curious to know if you write your books in different “acts”? I have no idea why I keep putting quotation marks around that word. Because when I think of them I think of Shakespeare. And Romeo and Juilet. So it’d always be a little odd for me to write that way. But what do I know?

For instance, how many acts would it take to write a book? Or how many chapters are in a single act? Hm. I shall never know. Unless you share your wisdom.


On this day in 2014 I published To Pen Name or Not to Pen Name; That is…a Dumb Question.