Day Fifteen: 28,227 of 50,000 We’re at that middle bit. If you’re the kind of person who only gets halfway through writing books before stopping, you know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s the dreaded half-way point. The part where the beginning and all the groundwork is done, the real essence of the story is … More Unoriginal ranting and mid-month blues
Day Ten: 19,041 of 50,000 words When I catch myself researching how to write something, I know I’m in trouble. I just caught myself researching how to blog. Damn. The last few nights, between catching up on the blog and writing fiction, it’s the fiction that’s won. And for the last few nights, I’ve been … More You know when you have a perfect idea and sit down and write it perfectly? Yeah, me either.
Day Seven: 15,422 of 50,000 Trust your intuition. Part of what I love about writing fast is that the story has to take on a life of it’s own. I get a good character, one who has a tale to tell, and all my job becomes at that point is to sit down and let … More Small post for a Saturday night
Day five: 10,593 of 50,000 Now something about that is just downright unsettling. -Jayne Cobb Please bear with me – this is a difficult post to write. I’ve encountered something unexpected. It isn’t about writing, or word count, or about the anxiety over getting this novel done, because that’s going fine. It’s about success, if you … More Baggage Claim
Day Three: 6,212 of 50,000 words So far things are going really well. I’ve written a little over 2,000 words each of the three days so far. At night, my brain keeps track of the time and has kindly fallen into the writing rhythm I cultivated last November: when it’s time to write, I write, … More On things going well and encountering an old enemy
2,008 of 50,000 words The first day is usually the worst day for me. I might be saying that because this is the first day, and I spent a long time deciding what to write. Ask me again at day fifteen, and I might say that the middle is the worst day because I’m getting … More Day One