Hello, lovelies! I’ve been wanting to make this post for quite some time now, particularly with NaNoWriMo creeping up, but I haven’t really been sure I’m the proper person to make this post. And, of course, it’s already been made multiple times elsewhere on the internet. But then— who is qualified to make this post? A professor? A published author? A
Ahh, the dreaded word count goal. I can’t tell you how long I’ve been living with this as an important part of writing. I can tell you that I think it’s completely fucking ruined my writing. Yes. My writing. I honestly think a lot of my problems with writing stem from this strange idea that a larger word count means a more
We did it!! We finished a second manuscript!! The Unbeaten has been finished!! BREAK OUT THAT CHAMPAGNE!! Well, the first draft is finished. We’ve been working on this for quite a while now, much longer than the first. It’s been feathered with shitty things happening, too. We wrote out The Unbroken pretty quickly, then immediately went on to The Unbeaten.
I’m a wreck today, guys ‘n gals. I’ve spent the past week living and breathing this manuscript, the plot summary, and Twitter pitches. Hell, I was less insane during Son of a Pitch and even then I was constantly pouring over these things. But this week has been the best/worst. Yes. The best/worst. I’ve combed through my manuscript, tightening lines,