Saturday, December 31, 2011

Please Don't Call Me a Quitter

Tonight I wrote about 800 words in an hour, I only have an hour a day to devote to writing, so I am reducing my requirement to 20,000 words (still an accomplishment) in a novel or a novella. I am going to write as much as time will allow so if I'm not very busy I might still write 50,000 words.

Friday, December 30, 2011

My Own Little NaNoWriMo

So I found this site (thanks tooks). It happens to mention that the author uses Scrivener to write, it seems really interesting. I don't feel like spending the money and I like NaNoWriMo, but I happened to get interisted in novel writing right after it ended. Because Scrivener has a 30 day free trial (one day shorter than NaNoWriMo) I am going to challenge myself to write 50,000 words in Scrivener during the 30 day free trial. This will start on Jan 1st, and I will post daily word counts.


Today I realized something, I can't write about the mundane, everything I've written so far is moving the plot forward aggressively. Thankfully I've chosen a plot where most of the fun in reading it is that little mundane stuff happens. But, I still need to provide a few chapters where more mundane stuff happens so the readers get a feel for the characters.

Comment Question: What apps/tools do you use for writing (Drafting, plotting, editing, formatting)?
I have tried and mostly not succeeded at:

Plotting My brain and some help from
Editing Word and
Formatting Word

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

So I Am Trying To Become a Novellest

I enjoy reading a lot and have decent talent at writing so I'm gonna try to write a novel and document the process. First I'm submitting some short stories and flash fiction  to a couple competitions. I really need some people who I don't know to read my work and tell me what they think. I just discovered indie books and am really interested in learning how to publish some of my stuff independently.

Also my tumblr:
And my youtube: