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John Steinbeck started The Grapes of Wrath on two pages a day. Sounds like a good schedule, so I'm sticking to it, and scaling up when I decide I'm ready to handle more. Making good progress so far. Feels good.

Of course, Steinbeck also didn't spread his output over three stories simultaneously. Maybe I need to rethink this...
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From:ece_drihten
Date:July 18th, 2006 01:47 am (UTC)
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good luck, man. I'm keeping to about the same schedule, it would seem.
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From:erf_
Date:July 18th, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)
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The Great American Novel II: Revenge of the Great American Novel? :]
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From:ece_drihten
Date:July 18th, 2006 02:00 am (UTC)
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something like that.
The Great American Novel II: This Time, it's Satirical.
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From:erf_
Date:July 18th, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
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Sweet!
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From:aesvir
Date:July 18th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
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Hm...given that every other chapter was a few pages on a turtle (okay, okay, that was all I remembered from class), 2 pages a day could be some serious progress.

Haruki Murakami has chapter segments that are only one line long.
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From:erf_
Date:July 18th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
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The turtle thing was inspired by a completely different story about a turtle that a friend told him. He reappropriated it as an element of scene.

And Murakami wasn't the first to do that--short chapters are so trendy these days they're virtually the norm. (Of course, Murakami has also become super-trendy as of late.)