Oh yeah. I stayed up til midnight. I wrote just over 500 words. This is no mean feat for me and I’m paying so much for the lack of sleep today.
Totally worth it.
I’m gonna sneak in some more words at work and make sure to hit 2K before the day is done. Feels good so far. I’ll update the word count thingy later…after coffee and more words.
Oh I got myself a fancy book cover for this story:
I’ve got a slight case of the butterflies.
Tonight, we’ll take kiddo out in search of that sweet sweet Halloween swag (of which I will struggle not to partake, damn being diabetic). There are only so many of these evenings left as she is growing so damn fast!
After that…National Novel Writing Month!
Are you starting at the midnight hour? I’m going to try. Tradition and all.
How are your preparations going?
Enough’s enough. I’m going back to the one sure thing that gets me writing.
(Thanks to my lovely wife)
The Expensive Universal Instrument – part 7 – “Once more unto the breech” is here.
I’ve been pushed and pulled in so many area of life for the last long while that it’s been hard to write. I’ve decided to noodle around and push on with the serial. Once again, for those at home, these are basically unplanned and first drafts for my (and hopefully your) amusement.
Does our main character get the Expensive Universal Instrument back? What’s in The Buccaneer’s Treasure? Find out…
Now available is K.M. Weiland’s new book of writing advice “Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story.”. I was lucky enough to be provided an Advanced Reader E-Copy to review.
I’ve been listening to Weiland’s Wordplay podcast for a long time now (I’ve gone back and listened from the beginning) and her book “Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way To Success” is a large reason I’m an outliner today. I’ve also very much enjoyed “Dreamlander” from the fiction side of her oeuvre.
Read on for a review!
K.M. Weiland asked me if I would be willing to read an ARC of her new book ‘Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story’ ahead of the August 25th release date and give some feedback and/or review it.
I really enjoyed her other book, ‘Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success’ (It’s becoming painfully obvious that I’m more of a planner than a pantser) so I was thrilled and happy to agree.
Keep an eye on the site for some thoughts about the book. I’ve casually flipped through it already and I like what I see so far. I intend to give it a serious read on my vacation two weeks from now (AFTER I catch up on all the Writing Group reading I’ve been letting slide).
K.M. Weiland is the host of the Wordplay podcast, and her website ‘Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors’ is here.
That’s right. I made it past 100 days.
(Right now, the streak stands at 104 days with a 400 word daily quota)
Read on to see how it’s going.
My consecutive days of writing streak stands at 81. I’m at 32K in my current WIP.
I’m closing in on 100.