Tuesday, 24 February 2009

The End

Drum roll please...

The Theatre of Curious Acts has closed its doors a little shy of 50,000 words. I guess that makes it the novel that wanted to be a novella.

We'll call it the final draft for now, but we all know how these things go. I've left the manuscript with a little woman (my mother) who will either scratch her head and sigh or phone someone to take me away. When I described a little of what it contained she asked if I was popping pills. :) It's all powered by chocolate, ma.

It includes the four horsewomen of the apocalypse, a pirate ship, roads made out of fingernails, dead soldiers, living soldiers, a girl called Snow Black, a B movie monster, some poisoned apples (I kid you not) and the cast of The Breakfast Club. Oh yes, really looking forward to writing this synopsis.

30 comments:

Mary said...

Congratulations!

Synopses can be such fun. ;)

Catherine J Gardner said...

Can't they just.

Marty said...

Making a synopses on a story this convoluted might just push it past the 50,000 word mark. ;D

Congratulations on your achievement!

Jamie Eyberg said...

What publisher in their right mind would pass up a story like that? (I am being serious and not snarky :)_) Good luck with the synopses and have fun on Duotrope.

Rebecca Nazar said...

Fantastic! Congrats to you.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks Marty - I'm my own worst enemy.

Jamie - A sane one.

Thanks, Rebecca.

Aaron Polson said...

Whoot!

Good luck with synopsizing!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Synopses suck... Or I suck... Or possibly both.

Bobbie Metevier said...

Yeah, You!

Natalie L. Sin said...

Mothers *shakes head* What can you do?

K.C. Shaw said...

Woohoo! Congrats! I hope the synopsis turns out ridiculously easy to write. (Excuse me while I laugh hysterically at the idea of an easy-to-write synopsis.)

Catherine J Gardner said...

So far I have one line - 'Daniel Cole thought he wanted the world to end. That all changed, when he fell in love with Death.' - and now it sounds like a romance. :Bangs head against wall:

Marty said...

Actually that "one line" sounds intriguing!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Marty.

Brendan P. Myers said...

Bender: How many is that?
Brian: Thats seven including when you asked Mr.Vernon here if Barry Manilow knew that he raided his closet.
Vernon: Now its eight.You stay out of this.

Congrats!

Barry Napier said...

Hooray! And best of luck on the synopsis!

I particularly like the idea of a road made of fingernails.

Ian said...

Cate - and I don't often say this, just in case - I look forward to reading this. Still giggling at the Four Horsewomen... :-)

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Sweet...time for celebratory snackie cakes and red wine!

BT said...

Dear God, you do write some convoluted story lines. I don't envy the synopsis creation process for this one.

Congrats on getting to The End - let me know if you want someone to give it look over.

Brenda said...

what an imagination you have...grin...sounds like an interesting read...good luck with it...

Jodi Lee said...

Congratulations, sweetie!

Andrea said...

Congrats and Good Luck!

Did someone say snackie cakes?

Catherine J Gardner said...

Brendan :)

Thanks Barry, I need it.

Ian, I'm an eternal optimist.

Jeremy, I agree.

BT, I don't like to make things easy for myself. Or anyone else.

Brenda, interesting is a word I expect to hear very shortly from my Mum (with an added exlamation mark).

Thanks, Jodi.

Thanks, Andrea.

Carrie Harris said...

Well, the synopsis might suck, but at least you've got some great lines for a query. I'd read it on the strength of the Horsewomen and Breakfast Club cast alone. :)

Catherine J Gardner said...

Cheers, Carrie.

Erik Smetana said...

Congrats on the completion!!!

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Kim Kasch said...

Powered by Chocolate - love that and especially the poisoned apple ;)

Danielle Ferries said...

Well done on finishing and good luck with the synopsis.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks Erik, Kim and Danielle.