Day Twenty One: 37,279 of 50,000 words I write fast. And messy. It’s how I’ve learned to do things. It’s because at heart I’m a classic overthinker; if I don’t get words on the page before I have a chance to analyze what I’m doing, it doesn’t happen. Perfectionism is the middle name of my … More Musing Upon Shitty First Drafts
Day Twenty: 34,062 of 50,000 words Funny thing, this month. When I can blog, my novel isn’t working. Then when the novel starts to work, I can’t seem to blog. This one is being squeezed out despite those little perfectionist demons telling me I really ought to talk to the internets only when I have … More In Which the Writer Doesn’t Edit This Post
Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! Basically, if you want to become a good writer, you need to do three things. Read a lot, listen well and deeply, and write a lot. … More Inspiration #5
Day Eighteen: 28,481 of 50,000 words I was going to blog tonight, but this damned plot has finally started to put itself together in some semblance of a story – it’s still a bit like a paper maché sculpture dropped in a full bathtub, but I think I can see the shape of things to … More I Ask You….
Day Fifteen: 23,214 of 50,000 words I hope to catch up soon. Er, I will catch up soon: replying to comments, word count, social activities, sleep. All of it. But right now it’s hard to keep up with what I’m doing when I’m having a hard time even keeping up with myself. I’m experiencing something … More A Short Note of the Personal Kind
Day Twelve: 19,205 0f 50,000 words You know the feeling. It was a long week and you are tired. It’s the weekend. You sit down and know you should write something. There’s laundry to do, dishes. You really should sew that button back on your coat so you look as chic as the girl in … More Whining and Words and Misery (Oh my!)
Day Ten: 14,283 of 50,000 I’m beyond exited to share that I am not alone in my insanity. There are 2, yes TWO others who had the same idea – to write 12 novels in a year. And they’ve both beat me to the punch talking about this – our little tribe, but that’s cool. … More In Which the Writer Is Not Alone