Monday, June 14, 2010

Stories and Goals

I'm reading On Writing by Stephen King. I'll admit it. This is the first Stephen King book I've ever read. One thing that stuck out was his challenge to write at least 1,000 words a day. That's what I'm going to do. A typical novel is about 70-150,000 words, and I'm about 17,000 words in on mine. I'm shooting for a smaller novel, so that means I'm about two months away. I think the first novel is the biggest hurdle. It will be like finishing a marathon for the first time. When I finish it, I'll be able to say "Hey, I can really do this. I've already written a novel. No big deal."

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