The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing by Evan Marshall

Title: The Marshall Plan ® 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.  He gives you the basics such as how (and why) to pick a genre, how to determine the number of words needed for… Continue reading The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing by Evan Marshall

Riding Downhill

This weekend I have been pushing to write the rest of the words for this year’s NaNo project.  On Friday I had 59.9% of the words written.  That’s just under 30k.  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

Almost the Ides of November

Yes, it’s November and that means it is National Novel Writing Month.  Writers of all kinds sit down and write.  At this point, everyone that is on track to “win” should be at 23338 words.  Tomorrow they will hit the 25,000 word mark. According to the official NaNoWriMo web site the participants have written 1,040,165,647 words… Continue reading Almost the Ides of November

November 2008

These statistics are all for short stories, poems, or contest entries. Book reviews are not included. Sales in November: 0 Rejections in November: 1 Submissions sent out in November: 0 Total stories/poems pending responses: 0 The flash fiction piece I sent out last month received a rejection.  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.  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.  These are funny, unintentional typos.  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.  Under Life During NaNo novelists can discuss how well it’s going for them.  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”!  Right now I have about a half… Continue reading Where Has the Time Gone?