March hasn’t been easy for me when it comes to writing but I put my foot down with myself. I looked at my word count spreadsheet for the month and figured out how much I would need to write each day to get 10K words before the end of the month. I’ve been working really hard to keep up. I’m slightly behind, but not by much.
Sitting at my desk at my apartment has also helped me focus more than sitting down on the couch. I’m going to make it to my goal.
I took a class from Caitlyn McFarland at the LDStorymakers Conference last year and I really respect what she has to say. This advice about writing is awesome so I thought I would share it.
I posted a medium-sized writing rant on Facebook and my friend asked me to post it here, so I did. I tweaked it. And I added gifs. Because that’s what I do. Enjoy!
I get asked writing and publishing advice on a pretty regular basis. I love to help where I can. Really. Helping other writers is one of my favorite things. But I can’t count the number of times someone has asked for advice and then shrugged it off. I write books for money (not a lot, but I’m working on it). I have a literary agent. I’m traditionally published. If you ask for my advice, listen!
But because they won’t, the burden falls, my hapless readers, on you. Here are a few truths about writing and publishing people don’t love to hear:
1) Most authors don’t make enough money to quit their day jobs.
2) You aren’t just going to…
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So last week I mentioned how I was doing on my goal for the month. Even though I didn’t accomplish the goal that I set at the beginning of February, I wrote enough so I’ve averaged over 10K words each month so far :). I’m fine with that.
I finally have a glimpse of what I’m working towards with the final meet up with the antagonist at the end of Sapphyre. I’m looking forward to getting there but it’ll probably be a while haha.
Here’s to making March another great month!