As I said last time, I am just an amateur. Yes, I’m the ML for my area, but it’s not like that imbues me with special writer-advice powers. Yes, I’m five for five in NaNoWriMo books, but that doesn’t make me an expert or anything.
Day 26. You should be 43,342 words in to your new book. But if you’re not, do not despair. I’ve been reading my brand new copy of “Michael Moorcock: Death is No Obstacle” – a series of interviews between him and Colin Greenland (seriously, I am SO STOKED to have this you have no idea).
Anyway, in chapter one, Moorcock says that back in the day, he would write about 15,000 words in a day. So… yeah. He would pop one of these things out in a week or less. Had the thing down to a science – a science to which he added plentiful art. But that’s Moorcock.
Took a nap.
Job interview over the phone.
Played a video game. (Torchlight 2, if you must know).
Took a look at my favorite author blogs – like Terribleminds (SALTY LANGUAGE AHOY!!), Storyfix, Holly Lisle, Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Katherine Rusch. Also, one I didn’t mention but that I love is Sarah Hoyt’s.
Still, if you’re not ahead, I’ve got a suggestion for you.
Are you a podcaster and a fan of NaNoWriMo? Would you like to help with this year’s annual GSG NaNo Gaiden Podcast?
The doors are open for volunteers. Here’s what I need.
First, I need to know that you’re interested. You can do that by leaving me a comment here or by e-mailing me directly at zach at the web address above – madpoetfiles.com. I’m putting up a schedule to let people know what days are taken and what are still available. I’m reserving the right to put up two episodes per week, but if you REALLY want a Monday or a Saturday for some reason, let me know and we’ll work it out.
Cross-posted at Geek Survival Guide.
You’ve got a first draft coming together. And that’s great! But please, please don’t think that it’s a finished book. You’ve made batter. But is it a waffle? A pancake? A Chocolate Cake? Tempura? Maybe it’s bread dough, and it needs to be kneaded, allowed to rise, kneaded again, put in a greased bread pan, and left in an oven to come out and be slathered in soft butter and raspberry huckleberry jam just like mom makes. (Yeah, my mom makes homemade raspberry huckleberry jam. You may now be jealous.)
Cross-posted at Geek Survival Guide
Today, we talk about writing advice. That is, better advice than mine.
Here’s those places I think you should go for writing advice.
And here’s today’s podcast. Enjoy!
Download GSGNaNoGaiden Ep #17