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… Continue Reading “October Goals”

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… Continue Reading “How September Turned Out”

For the Deadline Naysayers

Ha! Guess what I finished just now? Three guesses, but you’ll only need one. The round story chapter, you got it. I win! Finished before the deadline! Now I’m going to soak my aching fingers in ice water.

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… Continue Reading “That Deadline Thingy”

What ‘Heroes’ Teaches About Editting

Last night Shane surprises me because he’s bought Season 1 of Heroes. And so, of course, instead of working on my novel like I’ve planned all day, I decide that watching the show would be more fun. After a little while, I definitely felt… Continue Reading “What ‘Heroes’ Teaches About Editting”

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… Continue Reading “Emotional Drain”

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… Continue Reading “Doing the Math”

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… Continue Reading “Where to Find Markets”

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,… Continue Reading “Domination and Submission”

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… Continue Reading “Change in Plans”

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