Title: The Marshall Plan Â®Â for Novel Writing Author: Evan Marshall Source: Anna at FSB Associates Evan Marshall offers easy to follow advice on how to set yourself up for success in writing a novel.Â He gives you the basics such asÂ how (and why)Â to pick a genre, how to determine the number of words needed for… Continue reading The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing by Evan Marshall
NaNoWriMo 2009 Wrap-Up
Just after 11:30pm Eastern time on November 30th, I crossed the finish line at 50,088 words.Â To be honest, it wasn’t until near the end of the month that I thought I might make it.Â A challenge was thrown down and I took it. I was averaging about 1000 words a day and was well… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2009 Wrap-Up
This weekend I have been pushing to write the rest of the words for this year’s NaNo project.Â On Friday I had 59.9% of the words written.Â That’s just under 30k.Â My husband saw so little of me yesterday he didn’t realize I never got out of my pajamas. Today my total word count starts… Continue reading Riding Downhill
Nearly on the Downward Slope
I am still plugging away at my NaNo Project.Â At 24,020 words, my Excel spreadsheet estimates I will be done on December 11th.Â I will keep writing one word at a time to get to the finish line.Â My goal is still 50 thousand words before December 1st. Because I spent very little time getting… Continue reading Nearly on the Downward Slope
Almost the Ides of November
Yes, it’s November and that means it is National Novel Writing Month.Â Writers of all kinds sit down and write.Â At this point, everyone that is on track to “win” should be at 23338 words.Â Tomorrow they will hit the 25,000 word mark. According to the official NaNoWriMo web siteÂ the participants have written 1,040,165,647 words… Continue reading Almost the Ides of November
NaNoWriMo Progress – Weeks Three and Four
Week Three – Dated 11/19/08 I learned that it is near impossible to write while at work.Â Granted, it’s something I knew already but it was confirmed yesterday.Â We have some slow periods but the pace always seems to pick up in November.Â For the most part I have tried to write each day even… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Progress – Weeks Three and Four
These statistics are all for short stories, poems, or contest entries. Book reviews are not included. Sales in November: 0 Rejections in November:Â 1 Submissions sent out in November:Â 0 Total stories/poems pending responses: 0 The flash fiction piece I sent out last month received a rejection.Â The market provides feedback on submissions from the editors and… Continue reading November 2008
NaNoWriMo 2008 Progress – Weeks One and Two
Week One – Dated 11/04/08 Right now I’m on track for completing 50,000 words by the end of the month.Â I’ve not reached my daily word count goal but some writing sessions are more productive than others. One thing I’ve been disappointed in is my lack of NaNoisms.Â These are funny, unintentional typos.Â Sometimes a… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2008 Progress – Weeks One and Two
Where Has the Time Gone?
The NaNoWriMo forums are broken up into many topic areas.Â Under Life During NaNo novelists can discuss how well it’s going for them.Â For the novelists in distress there is an area titled “NaNoWriMo Ate My Soul” but what I am really feeling is “NaNoWriMo Ate My Time”!Â Right now I have about a half… Continue reading Where Has the Time Gone?
Sorry about posting this a day late; I spent most of yesterday driving back to Ohio from North Carolina.Â To be honest, I didn’t do any of the driving.Â Mostly I read and slept.Â My beach vacation is over.Â These statistics are all for short stories, poems, or contest entries. Book reviews are not included.… Continue reading October 2008