A long time killer of characters, I recently had a revelation. Sometimes — just sometimes, a character deserves to stick around. The trick is knowing when.
I finally reached my goal for draft one this month, with a little over 70,000 words. With draft one in the bag, where does that leave me?
Nanowrimo has come to a close, how did you do? I’m reflecting today on my writing goals including the biggest barrier I’m currently facing in finishing #TheTowerProjectWIP
70,000 words is the goal for my first draft. It’s a carefully chosen word count, a minimum amount of words for my carefully chosen genre. The average number of words in my genre is somewhere around 100,000, so there’s room to expand in my second draft. Hopefully I gain words, and don’t just lose them.Continue reading “The Home Stretch”
Hello, yes, I am not a fan of exercise. There is, however, one form of sprinting I can get behind. What is a writing sprint? A writing sprint is a timed activity in which you write without distractions. Follow that up with a short break, then sprint again. Repeat for as long as you desire.Continue reading “Writer’s Toolbox: Writing Sprints”
Does hearing “critique group” make you nervous? Don’t let it! Having critique partners strengthens not just your writing — but your feedback muscle. 😉