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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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The Next Step
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 11:45 AM
Energized by my recent victory in the Crossed Genres Flash Fiction Contest I've sent out another round of submissions (equipped with my new accolade in the cover letter) and I am ready to lay the cross hairs on my next goal: draft 2 of the novel. Again, I will be giving myself four months to complete the project although it is my hope the project will not... Read More...
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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I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...
Friday, May 21, 2010 2:55 PM
10 days to deadline, 27 chapters complete.
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Down to the Wire
Friday, May 14, 2010 1:17 PM
Nothing much insightful to report at the moment other than the fact I am writing like a maniac. I managed to churn out over 10,000 words this week and that was with me not writing much of anything on monday or tuesday because I was busy with stuff for my new, soon-to-start job as a GED, adult-ed instructor. I think it is going to start sometime in June which... Read More...
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Making the Final Push
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 12:55 PM
I've never written a novel before, so most of my experience has been a series of firsts. However, I have written some fairly long stories before (one of which is currently awaiting review at Asimov's , a short story whose word count actually, according to that magazine, garners it the classification of a novelette) and toward the end of those first drafts... 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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June 1st Deadline
Monday, February 1, 2010 4:49 PM
I mentioned last week that I wrote two chapters in my novel and the week before that I wrote one. In all honesty, that was starting over and rewriting or doing second drafts of the beginning I already wrote so that brings me up to three chapters in total this go around. I started chapter four today and got about half way through it. My goal is to write a chapter... Read More...
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