Writing a short story in "30 days" is probably not an unreasonable ask. However, writing a novel (meaning at least 40,000 words; below that, it's a novella really) is a much more complicated undertaking. What you begin today likely won't see light of completed day for at least a year and probably more.

General, Tomorrow The Grace

My 500 To 700

I never outright count words, but based on my experience I would say a good start is just give yourself a recurring and rational goal you feel you can reach: "I'll get a decent page done daily."


Another “Throwing Spaghetti Against The Wall” Month

If you wish to write a novel, don't waste time "throwing spaghetti against the wall" this month just to see what sticks.

Frontiers, Passports, Passports sequel

I’ll Do It My Way

Currently, I'm seeing lots around WordPress about something called "National Novel-Writing Month," also known by its hashtag #NaNoWriMo. I have to admit I've paid scant attention to it. I've never been a "contest type," and I'm wary of distractions. I finally looked at the web site, and realized quickly enough I didn't need another writing… Continue reading I’ll Do It My Way