Month: September 2007

October Goals

New month starts tomorrow, time to decide on what I want to do. This one’s pretty easy, in a difficult kind of way. 1. Finish FJR. The rough draft. Done. Complete. I write everything out by hand first, so by complete, I mean that I have typed it into the computer as well. Then, on…

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How September Turned Out

Well, September’s over. I changed my goals halfway through: to just finishing as much of FJR as I could. I was shooting for something like 50 pages. I got about 30 in and another 11 on the round story chapter…so total for pages was about right, just not all on one piece. Not too shabby.…

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That Deadline Thingy

All right, so I started out really strong with the round story, and I know exactly where I want it to go. However, I seem to have dropped it in favor of the novel that I really want to get done by November. This equals trouble for the round story bit because it seems that…

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Emotional Drain

I’ve just finished a rough area of my novel where the characters have to deal with an intense emotional crisis. Now, it seems like these are the fun scenes to write – the scenes where everything comes to a head. But it’s been such slow going. Putting people, even imaginary ones, through hell is just…

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Doing the Math

Today I did the math to discover how far I had to go in my novel before I’m finished. By my guesstimation I have around 15,000 more words to go. That’s not much. So, if I write 500 words a day (two pages) I could conceivably have the rough draft of FJR done in 30…

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Where to Find Markets

There are a lot of questions out there about where to find places that will publish your work. Really, all you’ve got to do is snoop around a little bit and you’ll find a place. But (!) to make your snooping easier, below are wonderful resources for writers looking to publish short stories, poetry, and…

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Domination and Submission

“How do you go about submitting your work? Do you have a system for keeping track of markets and/or pieces you’ve sent out?” –Ali She asked this like it would have a simple answer…. What I do, when I’m looking to send stories out, is I first browse through various market sites (for some great…

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Change in Plans

Okay, so I’ve decided to throw the September goals out the window and readjust a couple things.1. I will finish the round story chapter (umm, I think I have to…)2. I will write as much as I can on FJR–hoping at least 50 pages…And that’s it. I was going to have a new chapter of…

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