Nat S Ford (natf) wrote,
Nat S Ford

"The Giant Butt-Kicking How to Write a Novel Post" by Maggie Stiefvater

Words on Words by Maggie Stiefvater - The Giant Butt-Kicking How to Write a Novel Post

GREAT post. I am reading a lot about writing at the moment. I have read Stephen King's "On Writing" and that is what persuaded me that I could try NaNo or Indy this year. I may not be able to schedule regular time but I *am* managing to "bang out" roughly 1000 words per day. They may not be good words and are only a first draft of the only fiction that I have written longer than a school 'story' essay but I am getting into the habit of writing 1k words per day. Come rain or shine or illness.

With time maybe I will be able to write good words and edit the first draft into further drafts - or throw a draft away and start again, of course. Maybe one year I will be practiced enough at this writing lark (like I used to be in my teenage years) to attempt the full-on 50k NaNoWriMo. One day I may even get a short story published! Yeah, I am not holding my breath, but it is giving me something to work towards that should fit within the shape my life is these days.

Chart of my IndyWriMo Progress, 2009
Tags: indywrimo, link, nanowrimo, writing

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