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Numbers and Words
Monday, July 2, 2012 3:39 PM
I've been dealing with weird issues as I write this draft. First of all, I'm taking a different approach to writing this time around or at least it has a very different feel. The pace seems much slower and I don't think it's just because I haven't been able to find a steady schedule where I write for large blocks of uninterrupted time time... Read More...
The Good and The Bad
Monday, March 21, 2011 1:23 PM
I could have titled this post, "Two Weeks Behind," but it seemed as though that would be sending the wrong message. True, I never made up for that week I was sick and last week I did not send out another chapter, but I feel as though I'm making great progress considering. I can't write this book in a bubble: life happens. I could be all grumpy... Read More...
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First Draft Complete
Friday, May 28, 2010 6:30 PM
With three days to go until my self-imposed deadline and the Memorial Day Weekend looming, I wrapped up work today on the first draft of my novel. Weighing in at 154,549 words and thirty chapters, I'd like to offer this blog's readership the first glimpse into my creation. The first of a science fiction saga entitled Star Song, this book is called Detour... Read More...
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Don't look back now! (you'll see more if look back later)
Monday, April 19, 2010 4:31 PM
In a semi follow-up to a previous blog about the different methods of writing and constructing drafts, last week I was very very tempted to go back at take a look at past chapters. As I near the end of my book's first draft, I'm starting to see things that need changing and revising or at least further examination. However, I am planning on using the... Read More...
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The difference between editing and revising and whether or not these things are even necessary
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 2:45 PM
Last night I was talking with my sister and brother-in-law about how some people need to revise and some write a first draft that is basically the final draft. We weren't just discussing fiction which few people write, but writing papers for school. My sister is a high school english teacher and my brother-in-law used to be a college professor and they were... Read More...
Looking back at an old story; Looking back at a successful week
Friday, January 22, 2010 1:50 PM
Too often in this quest, I find myself having to give up because something I'm trying to write or trying to revise just isn't working and I don't know how to fix it. I'm faced with the choice of continuing to stare at my computer screen not accomplishing anything or give up and try something else. For the sake of my sanity and being productive... Read More...
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