I think I've pretty much hit the usability limit of Google Docs. 300+ pages is far too cumbersome. I think I was starting to feel it at 200, so I'm going to start breaking this up into 200 page docs. :)
I've ramped up to about 25 to 35 pages for each session, which I ... can't even imagine churning out. I'm still writing in the detailed minutia to make sure to capture what's going on, and I intend to continue that, but it's letting me know what parts are less interesting and which parts I really enjoy. The dialogue, by far, has been my favorite this to write.
It's fantastic to have the backdrop of personalities from the various player characters to pull into the story. There's conflict. There's resolution. There's friendship ... and it all plays into the greater heart of what I feel when I write.
I will say that this diversity has brought to mind the essentials for a good story and I'm learning a lot in the process of personalizing those characters, and all their quirks, and extending them into fiction.
Most of all, I've got to praise for spurring this on and, while he's stated it's for his own satisfaction, he's been my biggest fan. :) I really hope we can cement this world into something that is palatable for the greater RPG community, because it's very rich environment with a fantastic history and culture ... and that all comes out of the brain of the most creative guy I know. And I love the image he made for my character that I've posted on the elcman.blogspot.com and, on his site, www.gamepointworlds.com under Akeron.
Seriously... I think of us as professional RPG gamers. :) And this just reinforces the way I've felt for years.
Ultimately, I don't expect anything particularly special to happen from what I've written so far, but the experience has been invaluable.
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