Thursday, May 21, 2009

... do we really care about length?

No progress yet on the last four chapters, but I am starting to wonder if it can be done in four chapters. That's why I've started the new poll. Go vote!

1 comment:

Chris said...

The 'Golden rule of Programming' seems vaguely appropriate to quote here: "First make it work. Then make it right. Then make it fast". It codifies the fact that, if you get caught up in worrying about optimising and fanciness to begin with, you take much longer getting something usable. Once you have something usable it is generally easier to make it correct and optimised than trying to get something optimised, correct, and functioning right away.

First write the story. Revise it as needed. Then edit it down if you have to. See where it takes you...